Last Sunday the 18th of October, DIPAZ (Dialogo Intereclesial por la Paz – Inter-church Dialogue for Peace) held an ecumenical celebration and worship service at the Lutheran Church of San Pablo in southern Bogota. The shared celebration was a fantastic display of the hard work to join hands, combine efforts, and build peace that many church members are involved in here in Colombia.
Celebrating together were members of Catholic, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Baptist, and Independent Evangelical churches, and, of course, the Lutheran congregation of San Pablo.
DIPAZ will continue to promote ecumenical worship at other congregations around Bogota and hopefully they will grow outside of the city as well. The next one is already planned to be held at a Mennonite congregation, and will hopefully have the same showing as this one did.
|A sign brought to help the message of the celebration, the translation is "A Peacemaker is an example of Jesus' forgiveness and reconciliation".|
|The worship included group activities intended to spark discussions about peace. In this picture the children are making hands out of blocks to represent they are God's hands in the world.|
|Gabo getting in some drum "practice" before the celebration started.|
(All photos in the blog were taken by Katie)