“All God’s Creation is Very Good!” was the theme for The World’s Day of Prayer 2018 which met at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church on Friday afternoon on March 2.
Ladies from 10 local churches met for an afternoon of prayer and fellowship. The service was open to all Christians.
The welcome and greeting was given by Hessie Watts. “Today we meet to acknowledge the people of Suriname, and to pray with them, as we share in the service, which has been prepared by the Suriname World’s Day of Prayer Committee…”
Each of seven ladies gave a brief story about a woman from Suriname and her life there.
Wanda Vonderahe and Margaret Scott read Genesis 1, followed by “How Great Thou Art” sung by all.
The message was one of Creation and how man has neglected to care for the earth that God has given us.
Prayer followed for us as Christians to “commit to take care of creation by raising awareness about recycling, by implementing green gardening practices and by working towards access to safe drinking water for all. To find in our daily lives concrete ways to express our care…and to protect the earth for future generations.”
The Lord’s Prayer was said by all and followed with the singing of “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.”
Bettie Jones closed the service with prayer.
Refreshments were served in the fellowship hall following the service.