Again this year, the last Sunday after Epiphany (February 19) will be observed as World Mission Sunday in response to Archbishop Duncan’s call to set aside a special day to focus on mission as we work together to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
“On that day I am asking all Anglican Church in North America churches to highlight this call to world mission through prayers, testimonies, stewardship and education. In Acts 1:8, Jesus says, ‘And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.’ This is each Christian’s call to engage in mission at every geographical level, from local to global,” said Archbishop Duncan in a letter to congregations.
Part of that call includes the ask that each congregation collect a special offering on February 19 to benefit the work of one of the Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP). From Five Talents to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund, AGMP is a network of over 30 non-profit Anglican entities committed to making disciples of all nations in the name of Jesus Christ.
“Thank you for your partnership in proclaiming the Gospel with both word and deed throughout the world,” Archbishop Duncan concluded.
Photo credit: Anglican Global Mission Partners