Twenty-six churches around the Louisville area will host services to mark the World Day of Prayer on March 7 and 8.
The World Day of Prayer was established by an “ecumenical movement of Christian women who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday of March,” a media release from the local chairperson said.
Each year, a committee from a different country plans the day’s service. This year’s service was created by women on the World Day of Prayer (WDP) Egypt Committee.
They invite participants to “search out streams in the desert, finding living water in our world,” said chairperson Genny Scheldorf. “Exploring the story of Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman at the well, the women of WDP Egypt call us to bridge those things that divide us and to find unexpected results. From this process, advocacy opportunities emerge — clean water, girls’ education, intergenerational and multi-faith dialogue.”
Churches that are hosting services this year are:
March 7 at 10 a.m. — St. Bernard, 7500 Tangelo Drive.
March 7 at 10:30 a.m. — Jeffersontown United Methodist, 10219 Taylorsville Road; St. Agnes, 1920 Newburg Road; First Church of God, 4408 Taylorsville Road; St. Matthews United Methodist, 319 Browns Lane; Okolona Presbyterian, 8015 Shepherdsville Road; Chapel Hill United Church of Christ, 2307 Embassy Lane.
March 7 at 11 a.m. — Green Street Baptist, 519 East Gray Street; Beargrass Baptist, 2300 Payne Street; Christ the King, 718 South 44th Street; St. Lawrence, 1925 Lewiston Drive.
March 7 at 11:30 a.m. — Holy Family, 3926 Poplar Level.
March 7 at noon — La Grange Presbyterian, 1901 Prestwick Drive.
March 7 at 6 p.m. — Fourth Avenue United Methodist, 318 West St. Catherine Street; Community Missionary Baptist, 4909 East Indian Trail; Jeffersontown Christian, 10631 Taylorsville Road; Plymouth Congregational UCC, 1630 West Chestnut St.; Greater Tabernacle Baptist, 2636 Virginia Ave.
March 8 at 10:30 a.m. — Watkins United Methodist, 9800 Westport Road; Epworth United Methodist, 919 Palatka Road; Mt. Horeb Baptist, 1701 Gallagher St.; Good Shepherd, 3511 Rudd Ave.; Kosmosdale Baptist, 7012 Shipley Lane; St. Paul, 6901 Dixie Highway.
March 8 at 11 a.m. — Resurrection United Methodist, 16320 Eastwood Cutoff Road.
March 8 at 11:30 a.m. — Zion Baptist, 2200 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.