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March 3: World Mission Sunday

February 18, 2019

Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday after Epiphany, this year, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on March 3. 

On World Mission Sunday, Episcopalians are invited to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305). It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the many ways in which The Episcopal Church participates in God’s mission around the world.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry invites the church to observe World Mission Sunday in a video here.

“As Christians, we are called to reach out across borders, across walls, across divides and to always put family first, and our family is the whole of humanity. There are no geographical borders in God’s world, there is only love, and love knows no boundaries,” the Rev. David Copley, Director of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel said in a sermon posted here.

Currently, Episcopal Church missionaries serve in many international locales, including Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel/Palestine, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, and Tanzania.


Additional resources on global mission can be found here

Current Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corp members here.

More information about Episcopal Volunteers in Mission here.

For more information, contact Jenny Grant, Officer for Global Relations and Networking.

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer