All Uniting Church members are encouraged to pray for those attending the upcoming Presbytery and Synod meeting, which will be held at Adelaide West Uniting Church from 23-25 November.
Reflection of the week
Posted in Faith
This past weekend, we were catapaulted from darkness to light, from mourning to joy, from solemn lament and remembrance to thankfulness and hope.
As we continue to remember Jesus' death and victory over it, we turn to remember another great sacrifice. We remember the many men and women, by whose blood and sacrifices we can call ourselves and our country ‘free’.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lord, for those who fought, far from home and family, we give you thanks. We give thanks for their selfless acts, and for the bravery and courage they showed. May we remember them.
As dawn breaks and people gather, solemnly keeping the flame of remembrance going, as the old men march, one proud step in front of the other, may I show them respect. May I be reminded of their selfless attitude and care for their fellow men, and have the courage to live the same way. Amen.
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