November 10th is a very special day: Remembrance Sunday. It is always the Sunday before November 11.
We gather in gratitude, and give thanks to God for the peace he offers in Christ, and to honor the memory of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and who have served and died in the horrors of war.
Our service begins with the Act of Remembrance. This includes singing God Save The Queen, the laying of the wreath by Ralph MacGibbon (a World War Two veteran), The Last Post, Reveille, and O Canada. Jayden Jackson will bless us by reading In Flanders Fields.
There will be our full nursery and Sunday School program.
And as a part of our service, we light the “candles of remembrance of hope.” This has become a meaningful part of our service. People are invited to the front (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. Pastor Ruttan will also welcome Captain the Reverend Andrew Cameron, Chaplain, CFB Borden, who will help lead some of the prayers. Together, let’s praise and glorify the Prince of Peace.