Christian Unity Prayer service and luncheon set for Jan. 18

In celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Hudson churches will gather for the annual interdenominational prayer service and luncheon scheduled on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. First Congregational Church of Hudson, 47 Aurora St., will host the event.

The ecumenical prayer service, led by local clergy, will focus on the theme, “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27).  Rev Lynn Anderson, chaplain of Independent Living at Laurel Lake, will give the sermon.

The resources for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by a group of Christians from Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Ticket holders will enjoy a box lunch catered by Nosh, immediately following the service. The lunch menu includes participants choice of: veggie panini, roasted and marinated portobella mushroom, fried eggplant tomato aioli, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, balsamic and tart cherry reduction arugula on focaccia; or turkey wrap, roasted turkey, lemon and fresh herbs, Boursin cheese, avocado, Nosh bacon, lettuce and tomato on a wheat wrap. Lunches include chips and a cookie. Coffee, tea and bottled water will also be available.

Featured speaker after the luncheon is Sue Talarcek from the Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry

Ticket price is $20 per person for the luncheon and speaker. Information about ticket reservations may be obtained by contacting the office First Congregational Church, 330-650-4048.  Make checks for tickets payable to First Congregational Church of Hudson. Reservation deadline is Jan.14.

The prayer service is free and open to all; it does not require a ticket to attend. ∞