This Week is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed annually from the 18th to the 25th of January. Let us give thanks to God for the progress that has been made over the past century in fostering a greater spirit of mutual respect and cooperation among churches of various denominations. Let us also pray that further progress may be made. Many denominations have come a long way from the days when each one considered itself to be the “only true church”. In many communities, churches of various denominations hold a joint ecumenical (interdenominational) service to mark the occasion, but that doesn’t seem to be the tradition here in Portage la Prairie!