November 11th is Remembrance Sunday.
We gather in gratitude, and give thanks to God for his promise of peace, and to honor the memory of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and who have served and died in the horrors of war.
We also gather to be renewed in the effort of peace and hope for a better world.
Our service begins with the Act of Remembrance. This includes singing God Save The Queen, the laying of the wreath by one of our veterans, The Last Post, Reveille, and O Canada.
One of the children read In Flander’s Fields during the kids’ time.
There will be nursery and Sunday School.
As a part of our service, we light the “candles of remembrance of hope.” This has become a meaningful part of our remembrance. People are invited up (if they wish) to light a candle at the front in memory of someone who has died in war, or as a prayer for peace.
Together, let’s praise and glorify the Prince of Peace.