This week's reflection focuses on Romans 12:9-17 and Paul's words on love in action.
Reflection of the week
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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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The food, fun and fundraising provided by Red Dove Café every year at the Royal Adelaide Show is well known in the Uniting Church SA community. This year, the café has moved to a new building - visit before the Show concludes on Sunday 10 September!
This week's reflection focuses on God's unconditional love for all people and God's ability to see us exactly as we are.