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Chapel By-the-Sea hosts 2011 World Day of Prayer

By Staff | Feb 9, 2011

Wanda Malone and Shirley Bohnert, St. Isabel’s Catholic; Gillian Bath, St. Michael’s Episcopal; Hazel Schuller and Mollie Lassy, Sanibel Congregational; Diane Fugit, Pat Boris, Nathalie Pyle, Linda Nyman and Lois Clark, Chapel By-The-Sea; Lolly Murray, Christian Science; Pat Slater, Chapel By-The-Sea; Judy Maurer, Sanibel Congregational and Susan Stuart, Chapel By-The-Sea. Not pictured are Jan Anderson and Nola Kilgore of the Sanibel Community Church.

Friday, March 4, is World Day of Prayer 2011 and this year’s service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Chapel By-The-Sea on Captiva.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March.

Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year, a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service. This year the women of Chile have written the service around the theme “How many loaves have you?”

Together, we are asked to respond to what we have and how we can share it with others. In the past year, Chile has been challenged by a devastating earthquake and the collapse of a mine in which 33 miners were trapped. Participating in the service are Clergy and 16 women of the six Churches of the Islands: St. Isabel’s Catholic, St. Michael’s Episcopal, Sanibel Congregational, Christian Science, Sanibel Community and Captiva’s Chapel By-The-Sea.

Invite your friends, family and communities of faith to join the women of Chile in prayer and song to support women’s ecumenical ministries. The annual offering will support the work of World Day of Prayer USA and will help meet the needs of families from Chile and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence and human trafficking. After the service, a Chilean themed luncheon will be served.

The Chapel By-The-Sea is located at 1580 Chapin Lane.