February 11: World Mission Sunday

February 11: World Mission Sunday

January 11, 2018

Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday after Epiphany, World Mission Sunday in 2018 is February 11.  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry invites the church to observe World Mission Sunday in a video here.

The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305), and to raise awareness of the many ways in which the Episcopal Church participates in God’s mission around the world.

“On World Mission Sunday, we are reminded that we are all called by God to live a life of reconciliation,” the Rev. David Copley, Director of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel said in a sermon posted here.  “Reconciliation with God and with one another, and there has been no more urgent time to participate in God’s mission than today.”

Currently, Episcopal Church missionaries are serving in many international locales, including Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel/Palestine, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Resources

Suggested books for further reading about mission are here  

Current Episcopal Church missionaries here

For more information, contact Jenny Grant, Interim Officer for Global Relations and Networking. 

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