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“Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near.” —Joel 2:1b

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Sunday, March 27

The Lord’s Day

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Minute for Mission:  

Resurrection of the Lord/Easter


One Great Hour of Sharing

For nearly 18 months, life ground to a halt in Liberia. The Ebola virus not only ravaged the people, it robbed them of their ability to provide for their families. The deadly disease took away more than people’s health: businesses and schools closed, flights in and out of the country were suspended, and Liberians felt abandoned by the international community.

The Liberian Council of Churches (LCC), a partner of the ministries supported by One Great Hour of Sharing, voiced prayers and sought help for those in need, especially the thousands of children left orphaned by the epidemic and further abandoned by their communities. Their sense of abandonment mirrored the feelings of Liberian church leaders.

“During the Ebola crisis, we felt the ecumenical community abandoned us, especially in North America,” says the Rev. Kortu Brown, vice president of the LCC. “But the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) stood by us and kept the line of communication open.”

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing, (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People) continue to help both Liberia and Sierra Leone rebuild and rehabilitate after years of civil wars. This work alongside African partners actually began in 2007 with the West Africa Initiative, an effort to improve food security and raise the economic status of individuals, families, and communities.  Thanks to your continued support of One Great Hour of Sharing, the PC(USA) has been able to join partners in rebuilding communities and providing educational access to children who were orphaned during the Ebola crisis. 

Special Offerings staff, PC(USA)

Let us join in prayer for:


PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Sherry Kenney, FDN                                                                 
Emily Kiefer, PPC                                                                    
Grace Choon Kim, PMA                    

Let us pray

Faithful God, continue to remind us of our call to walk with brothers and sisters in need. Mold us into instruments of healing and hope as we bear witness to your grace and goodness. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 93; 150
First Reading Exodus 12:1-14
Second Reading John 1:1-18
Gospel Reading Luke 24:13-35
Evening Psalms 136; 117

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