2016 Information

2015 The Bahamas

Theme: “Jesus asked, ‘do you know what I have done to you?’”

 Tema: “Jesus sê, ‘Verstaan julle wat Ek vir julle gedoen het?’”

Click here to read about the artist’s impression. In preparing for the 2015 World Day of Prayer read about Egypt and the WDP Committee of Egypt and feel free to use in your material.

The main Biblical text for the 2015 service is based upon the Gospel of John 13:1-17. After washing the feet of his community of disciples, a gesture described in detail in the Gospel, Jesus asked this question, “Do you know what I have done to you?” How would you respond to that? Our sisters from the WWDP committee in The Bahamas, who wrote the worship service resources for the celebrations on March 6th 2015, immersed themselves deeply in the reading of the text to find answers in Jesus’ gesture of love – an unconditional love.

Unconditional love is the theme that weaves together all the components of the worship resources. They eloquently tell us that Jesus is God’s presence of unconditional love in the world. Following Jesus’ example of washing his disciple’s feet, we are asked to continue the gesture of love in The Bahamas and in our own communities. That is how the spiral of informed prayer and prayerful action moves around the globe.

The Bahamas is a place of beauty. The beautiful colors gifted by nature are reflected in the worship service and the artwork. The islands give voice to the people of The Bahamas who invite the world to “come and be washed in God’s ever-flowing ocean of grace: to bask in the iridescent light of Christ’s love, and to be embraced by [God’s] Holy Spirit with the cooling trade-winds of transformation.”

As we listen to our Bahamian sisters throughout the worship service, we realize that transformation is seen when a teen mother does not feel alone as she finds support to continue her education and to raise her child, when a breast cancer survivor or people living with HIV and AIDS find strength to live out their journey, and when the chains of oppression and enslavement are broken. Also, let’s not forget the call for responsible stewardship of God’s creation shared by all; whether it is those who step in the pink sand or swim in turquoise water of the archipelago, or those who enjoy whatever natural beauty has been gifted by God to your corner of the world.

We want to thank all the people in the Bahamas who directly and indirectly participated in the preparation of the worship service resources. You gave us an invitation to beauty and love in the name of the transformative radical love that Jesus brings to us all.

Ordering programmes and memorabilia

You can download the the English order form here and the Afrikaans order form here.

Please fill out the order, calculate the cost and fax it together with proof of payment to us at 086 591 9410. Remember postage is 20% of the order.
 

Comments