WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2014 Observances in the Valley

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday. The event is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women. This year the women of the WDP committee of Egypt invite participants into a time of worship with the words of the prophet Isaiah, “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” An exploration of the Samaritan woman’s conversation with Jesus at the well offers participants an opportunity for dialogue and reflection about the borders that we must cross to get to streams of living water. The annual offering supports the work of World Day of Prayer USA and helps meet the needs of families in Egypt and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence and injustice.

Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield: An ecumenical service will be at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon.

First Baptist Church, 59 Orchard Ave., Hubbard: Pastor Luke Oskin will conduct a service at 10 a.m.

Park Vista South Chapel, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown: Service will be at 2 p.m., followed by refreshments.

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish at St. James Church, 50 Rosemont Road, North Jackson: Worship service set at 11 a.m., followed by lunch.

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