Along with visiting Slovenia this month, we have also traveled to Brazil for the WDP Assembly Meeting!
This month the WDP Brazil Assembly elected new members for leadership. These women will carry out, with the support of previous leaders, the hospitality of the World Day of Prayer International Committee Meeting in 2017.
Also present were leaders from WDP Paraguay, and a song leader from Argentina. Blessings for the new leaders! Looking forward to 2017 in Brazil!
Photos by WDPIC
Work on World Day of Prayer 2019 Slovenia has already begun! This month we traveled to Slovenia for the preparatory workshop in which groups of women work together to bring you the worship service material. Below is a clip from the WDP Committee President of Slovenia, Tanja Povšnar, where she talks about the experience:
I am Tanja Povšnar, the president of WDP Slovenia. This year, in April 2016, we started the preparations for the WDP worship service in 2019. The theme is “Come – everything is ready.”
The content is from Luke's gospel in which he talks about the master inviting others to his feast. Following this theme we are focusing on strengthening communities, how to build a community, and who is invited into this community.
The preparation of the worship service is a privilege but also a responsibility. We are glad that the whole world will soon know about our little country and pray for Slovenia.
To National/Regional Committee Members:
The Annual Report Form for 2016 has been sent out to all National/Regional Committees!
The Annual Report intends to capture the lively presence of this worldwide ecumenical movement of Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.
Each country's response helps us to weave the wisdom and enthusiasm that the annual celebration has generated in each part of the world. Your response is also the source of reflection for the Journal. Just as important, it will help keep our database updated to best facilitate communication with the Committee.
When writing the Report, try to include information based on the multiple worship celebrations and activities in your country. Highlight diversity, dedication, and creativity. Please, be thoughtful and faithful to how WDP inspires and transforms lives in your country.
If you have pictures of the celebration, email them to us in a jpeg file or similar. Please, do not send us pictures on word documents as the photo quality is drastically diminished. Choose about 5 pictures with a high resolution in different situations, such as the participation of youth or children, the altar table, symbols, drama/dancing/group exercises, portraits, readers group, etc. We hope to include one photo in the Journal! Others can be posted on the WDPIC Facebook page or our website.
Please submit the report by May 1st. Reports received after June 30th 2016 may not be included in the Journal, but they will be a relevant source of information for us.
If you have not received the report please download the file here:
It's never too early to start preparing for the next World Day of Prayer!
The Philippines WDP Committee has prepared the worship service materials for the celebrations in 2017. WDPIC has made this material available for the National/Regional Committee liaisons in English, Spanish, and French.
Each National/Regional Committee will translate (if necessary) or publish the worship services and make it available for the local communities in their respective country. Please contact your National Committee for the resources.
If you are a National/Regional Committee liaison and you have not received the materials yet please let us know and we will send them to you!
In the materials packet you should find:
For materials in the USA, please visit: wdp-usa.org