Progressive day of prayer in Rockford on World Day of Prayer – March 6

“Do you want to be made well?” Jesus asks in John 5:6. 

Of course, the lame man whom Jesus encountered at Bethesda wanted to be made well; otherwise, he would have not been at the pool. What stopped him from being well before meeting Jesus? 

What stops us from being well? 

World Day of Prayer 2020 answers this question with a call to action, “Rise! Take your mat and walk.” 

Join us, as our community unites for a “progressive day of prayer.” Each service lasts 30-40 minutes. 

Join us for the day, or for a service: as your schedule permits. 

Join us, as we deepen our relationship with God and one another, as we hear the healing words of our compassionate God, and as we are called to bring peace and reconciliation to the world. 

World Day of Prayer Events 

  • 7:30 Continental Breakfast and 7:45 Opening PrayerNew Zion Baptist Church – 4747 W. Riverside, Rockford – Rev. K. Edward Copeland 
  • 9:15 Matins (morning prayer) IconographyChrist The Saviour Orthodox Church – 1802 Pershing Ave., Rockford – Rev. Fr. Jonathan Bannon 
  • 10:45 Stations of the CrossChrist Lutheran Church – 425 Riverside Road, Belvidere – Rev. Twila Schock 
  • 12:45 Taize Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – 3300 Rural St., Rockford – Deacon Marti Bein 
  • 2:00 Healing Service St. Anskar’s Episcopal Church – 4801 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford – Rev. Jill Flynn 
  • 3:00 Afternoon Community ServiceGrace Lutheran Church – 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park – Rev. JoAnna Patterson 
  • 6:15* Keynote address: Rev. Peter Marty – “Do you want to be made whole?” Christ Lutheran Church, 425 Riverside Road, Belvidere 
    *Registration required ($25) – 

Please direct all questions to: Pastor Twila Schock (815) 885-2522, ext. 11 or 

Register online for the keynote address by Dr. Marty at 6:15 pm.