Sea Sunday

Photo from Mission for Seafarers

Sea Sunday 2020 is usually celebrated in July, in 2020 it’s on Sunday 12th July.  But congregations may choose the Sunday that works for them.

‘Sea Sunday is when we have the opportunity to remember and pray for seafarers, their families and all who support them. It is a day of remembrance, prayer and celebration, and an opportunity to think about and thank those seafarers who work tirelessly throughout the year bringing us goods we often take for granted.’  — Apostleship of the Sea

A video, fully inclusive, is available on the Apostleship of the Sea website.

‘There is no better opportunity than Sea Sunday week to pause for thought, to remember the men and women who crew the ships that serve us all. And there is no better time to remember those many Mission teams around the world who work so hard to address their needs and share God’s love in so many different ways. Wonderful!’  — Jake Pass, Port Chaplain for Hull and Immingham ports UK, Mission to Seafarers

‘Sea Sunday — a day set aside  each year for the past 170 years to give thanks to the seafarers (1.6 million today) who quietly, and often anonymously, transport up to 95% of the world’s goods. Seafaring can be a dangerous, lonely and demanding job, with little in the way of official support for the workers who keep the global economy afloat.  The Mission to Seafarers was set up to cater for the welfare and pastoral care of seafarers, and Sea Sunday is one of the most important dates in our calendar. It represents a chance to bring seafarers and sea-faring ministries into the heart of our communities, and for us to celebrate all they do for us.’     — Mission to Seafarers

Good Samaritan & Seafarer Drama — Ana Gobledale

Luke 10:25-37  (8th Sunday of Pentecost, Year C) The story of the Good Samaritan adapted for Sea Sunday (usually held in July) For 3 Actors/Readers: Narrator, Lawyer and Jesus The lawyer, the beaten person, the Samaritan Seafarer and the passers-by might be any gender and may be referred to as ‘he’ ‘she’ or ‘they’. The […]

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