WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1ST
Tuesday, February 2 We give thanks and pray for all front line workers who support and serve under difficult circumstances.
Friday, February 5 We pray for all those affected by COVID-19, including international partners of Presbyterian World Service & Development who continue to respond.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH
Mission Moment – PWS&D Sunday
PWS&D Sunday February 7, 2021
Inspired by God's promise of abundant life, Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) envisions a sustainable, compassionate and just world. On PWS&D Sunday, we celebrate and reflect on the work our church is doing to ensure vulnerable communities around the world are able to improve their quality of life. From responding to emergencies to helping people access nutritious food, clean water, adequate health care and quality education, PWS&D is helping people thrive. Through the generous support of individuals and congregations, and in collaboration with global partners, we respond together.
Tuesday, February 9 We pray for those doing interim or transitional ministry, and for the congregations they are serving, that God will work with them to bring healing, new hope and renewed vision.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14TH
Mission Moment – A Meaningful Message
Febrary 14th (Transfiguration Sunday) We pray for the gift of love in our lives—love that is patient, kind, faithful and unconditional.
Monday, February 15 (Family Day) We pray for families of all shapes, sizes and configurations, that they may be filled with love and joy.
Tuesday, February 16 (Shrove Tuesday) We give thanks to God for seasons of feasting and fasting, and we pray for all who have chosen a discipline to follow in the season of Lent.
Wednesday, February 17 (Ash Wednesday) Loving God, you hate nothing you have made, and you forgive our sins. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until it rests in you. Help us to return to you and to your way, and create in us new hearts so that we might love you more dearly and follow you more nearly. Time for Self-Examination (and Imposition of Ashes) Brothers and sisters, the early followers of Jesus observed the days of Jesus' passion and resurrection with various acts of devotion. It became their custom to prepare for the celebration of the great mystery of our faith with a season of prayer, contemplation and fasting. Let us begin our observance of Lent with self-examination and repentance. Then let us continue through the season with prayer and fasting, reading and meditating on God's holy Word. We begin in silence as we listen to God's call on our lives for this season of Lent.
Thursday, February 18 We give thanks and pray for schools and teachers who are working to provide the best educational tools to engage and teach children both at home virtually and in the classroom.
Saturday, February 20 (World Day for Social Justice) We pray for the peacemakers and justice seekers who are working to reflect God's vision of justice in the world, where the dignity and well-being of all are protected.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21ST FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Mission Moment – Certainty in the Midst of Change
We live in a world that is constantly changing. The past year brought unprecedented change, and we had to learn to adapt in our lives, jobs and congregations. In the midst of so much change, Presbyterians Sharing has continued to support the mission and ministry we do together—often in new and adaptive ways. What hasn't changed is our commitment to one another, discerning together, moving forward together, being in community together, sharing God's message together, confronting injustice together and caring for vulnerable people together. That's what Presbyterians Sharing is all about. As we put our gifts into God's hands, God is doing remarkable things.
Wednesday, February 24 (Black History Month) We celebrate and give thanks for the contributions and prophetic witness of Black people in Canada.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28TH SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Mission Moment – Hygiene Kits Protect Families in Nicaragua
God of Lent, we pray your grace moves us beyond our desires so that we may offer ourselves to you and put our faith into action.