Episcopal Church World Mission Sunday highlights caring for all Gods creation
Recognizing God"s creation as a sacred place, the focus for 2010 World Mission Sunday, celebrated on Sunday, February 14, will be World Mission & The Environment.
"Observance of World Mission Sunday is an opportunity for congregations and dioceses to participate in the wider global mission of the Church," noted Michael Schut, Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer. "The Church is always called to care for the least of these," for those whose voices are silenced. Ecological degradation threatens more and more of those voices, including those with whom our missionaries live and serve."
World Mission Sunday, the last Sunday after Epiphany, was designated to increase awareness of, and participation in, the wider global mission of the Church. World Mission Sunday is ideal for Sunday School lessons, adult education, discussions and forums, prayers of the people and other events in the life of a congregation and diocese.
World Mission Sunday 2010 posters in English and Spanish as well as resources, such as bulletin inserts, suggested readings, prayers and lectionary for observing World Mission Sunday, are available for downloading: www.episcopalchurch.org/wmsunday
"Spend this day learning about our companion diocese relationships, parish-to-parish links, and mission networks and societies," explained David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer. "Share stories of Episcopal missionaries, past and present, and brainstorm ways you can get involved in our worldwide mission efforts.
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
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