Jerusalem Sunday, known now as Jerusalem and the Holy Land Sunday, is an opportunity for Anglicans and Lutherans in Canada to learn more about and support God’s mission in the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land (ELCJ&HL). Congregations are encouraged to use suggested liturgical resources prepared annually. Church members are also invited to make an offering in support important health care work in the Diocese of Jerusalem and the ELCJ&HL.
To become connected with the Diocese of Jerusalem throughout the year, consider becoming a Companion of Jerusalem.
The ministries of the Diocese of Jerusalem sustain and strengthen respect and concern for all people through education and health care, hospitality and working for peace. The diocese puts their Christian presence and faith into the action of ‘loving our neighbours as ourselves’, bringing hope to many regardless of faith and circumstance.
In 2023, all offerings and donations will be designated to the Children’s Social and Psychological Health program at Al Ahli Arab Hospital, Gaza, to support the healing of Gazan children impacted by war and humanitarian needs.
To help plan worship for Jerusalem and Holy Land Sunday, a series of resources have been produced for local use.
• 2023 Reflection Notes on the theme Living and Serving as a Christian Minority, offered by Canon Dr. Martin Brokenleg, OSBCn.
In addition, supplementary worship resources have been created for each of the three years of the Revised Common Lectionary: