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Trinity United Church to host World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be marked Thursday, Feb. 28 in Fort Macleod.
Holy Trinity United Church will host a service open to the community at 7 p.m.
The theme for World Day of Prayer written by the women of France is, “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me,” based on the gospel text of Matthew 25 and with a focus on migration.
Following the service, French cuisine and refreshments will be served.
According to the World Day of Prayer Web site, Christians in more than 170 countries and 2,000 communities across Canada will gather to pray and act in solidarity with the people of France.
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
World Day of Prayer is initiated and carried out by women in more than 170 countries and regions.
It is a movement symbolized by an annual day of celebration to which all people are welcome.
World Day of Prayer brings together women of various races, cultures, and traditions in closer fellowship, understanding and action.
Through World Day of Prayer women around the world affirm their faith in Jesus Christ and share their hopes, fears, their joys, sorrows, opportunities and needs.
World Day of Prayer encourages women to become aware of the whole world and no longer live in isolation; to be enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures; to take up the burdens of other people and pray with and for them; and to become aware of their talents and use them in the service of society.