On 12th November we welcomed back Jim Hodgkinson to lead our Remembrance Day Service, ably assisted by Chloe, Brian, Dennis, Estelle, Arthur, Nicola & Glen.
The service began with Jim showing the Junior Church a 100 year old family photo which included his great uncle, John, who was killed in WWI.
This reminded us all that our national history is indelibly linked to war and sacrifice whether 100 years ago or in more recent times, and that conflict continues to this day as we struggle to bring peace and reconciliation across our world.
Using the Parable of the Wise & Foolish Women from Matthew's Gospel, Jim then linked the theme of service to one's country to service to one's God. If his great uncle John was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice when called upon, are we ready for our calling? Are we ready to help those less fortunate than ourselves on a daily basis and are we ready to account for our lives at the final call?
God Bless. Kindly written by Stuart Whittle