Hi folks – here’s the sermon from our last Remembrance Sunday at SJUC. It’s a bit of a strange calendar this year, and our worship team really felt it would be better to kick off Remembrance week rather than hold a service after we’ve all been to the cenotaph and legion on the 11th.It was a remarkable day at both Wellington and St. John’s. Thanks to all who came out and made it what it should be: a time to mourn, to remember, and to reflect how we can meaningfully create change so that our children don’t have to give their lives in anyone’s war.
A special thanks to Grant Kerr who read from his Dad’s diary during WWII. Grant’s father was a prisoner of war for 2 years, and he recorded his experience in secret during his time in prison. It’s a remarkable document that brings us face to face with the horror of the war that is both inspiring and disturbing. We all know it takes a spiritual and emotional toll – so thanks Grant for sharing with us!
Also thanks to Tyler Raycroft for reading “In Flander’s Fields” and to Jim Gunn for leading our “Let The Spirit Speak” with a lonesome rendition of Abide With Me on the harmonica. So much soul food for thought this week.
PS: Remember to check your local paper or legion website about service times on November 11th this Saturday.
See you Sunday,