As we pause this Remembrance Sunday we commit ourselves to work for reconciliation, we pray for all affected by conflict, and we remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives in in world wars and conflicts past and present, have been given and taken away.
Our reading, 1 Corinthians 13, is a passage often associated with wedding services, yet it was originally located in the heart of a letter to the early church trying to work out how to be a new society in the light of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Rick Warren says, “You can have the eloquence of an orator, the knowledge of a genius, the faith of a miracle worker, the generosity of a philanthropist, and achievements of a superstar – but without love it’s worthless.” This Remembrance Sunday we pray that our lives would be rooted in love for God and each other.
The Act of Remembrance takes place between our two main Sunday services and will be led by our Boys’ Brigade. It will be followed by All Age Worship.