…WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – 2 nd March 2018
The local World Day of Prayer service was held at St Luke’s Methodist
Church : a joyous celebration on the theme: All God’s creation is
very good! A table covered by a green cloth in the front of the
church with tropical fruits and brightly coloured flowers represented
the natural bounty of Suriname. Many photographs gave us an insight
into life in Suriname.
Women from St John’s Anglican Church, St Mary’s Catholic Church,
the Baptist Church, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, St Aidan’s and
St Luke’s took part in the presentation.
The service had been put together by the women of Suriname and
the different ethnic groups were introduced to us by seven women
>the indigenous Arawak inhabitants of Suriname
>the Maroons, descendants of enslaved Africans
>the Chinese who were brought in as agricultural workers
> the Creoles mixed race descendants of Europeans and Africa
> the boeroes, descendants of the Dutch farmers who came from the
>the Indians who came as indentured labourers and
> the Indonesians who came as indentured labourers.
Another presentation showed how plastic is polluting the seas. Each
person present was given a little green sea-turtle card on which to
write a personal commitment to make a contribution to stop
polluting the earth.
The collection proceeds this year go to the Council of Protestant
Churches in Nicaragua; the Bible Society in Suriname and the
Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy in New Zealand.
A finger lunch afterwards brought a delightful morning of worship to
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16. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
17. When she saw her first strands of grey hair, she
thought she’d dye.
18. Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.
19. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
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21. The roundest knight at king Arthur’s round table was
Sir Circumference. He acquired his size from too much
22. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island,
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Notices – March 2018
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