There will be two services to mark this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which is celebrated from Jan 18 to 25.

This year’s theme is What does God Require of Us?

An international ecumenical service will be held on Jan 18 at 8 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church located in Commonwealth Drive.

It will include praise and thanksgiving, a Liturgy of the Word followed by a homily, the recitation of the Nicene Creed, intercessory prayers and the Lord’s Prayer.

The second service will be held in the Wesleyan Tradition on Jan 24 at 8 pm in Barker Road Methodist Church at 48 Barker Road.

Rev Malcolm Tan, Pastor-in-Charge, told CatholicNews that the service will have a “Wesleyan twist by including Methodist hymns, relevant quotations from John Wesley and some historical references to enrich the programme already being followed by all”.

Wesley was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. He is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, for founding the Methodist movement.

Rev Tan added: “It will be a great opportunity to celebrate our common unity in Christ and learn about the Methodist tradition at the same time. Together, we will thank God for Jesus and for each other.”

All are welcome to participate in both services.

By Darren Boon
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