Part of what makes it so easy for me to lose track of these things is that there are always more new things to remember – new appointments, new commitments, new decisions, but also (and this is the good news) new acts of selflessness, and courage, and devotion by people in my life and wider community.
On Remembrance Day, we remember those who have given their lives and those who have lost their lives in times of war. And we remember that even in the chaos and hellish violence of war there have been, by the grace of God, men and women, both service people and civilians, able to act with selflessness, courage and devotion – virtues that can be difficult to embody even in the best of times.
Remembrance Day serves, therefore, not only as an important reminder of the sacrifices and losses experienced in war, and of the absolutely vital importance of continually striving for peace. It serves to remind us of the values and virtues which we ought to be cultivating and celebrating in our lives every day, things like selflessness, courage, devotion, and, while it doesn’t tend to be one of the virtues most often celebrated on Remembrance Day, as a Christian I would add hope.
Hope is all too easy to lose track of. As we’ll see in the gospel this week (Luke 20:2738) hope is very easily made to look silly or naïve. But Jesus insists that we have reason to hope, and as St. Paul says in Romans 5:5 “hope does not disappoint”.
Thank you to all my Sunday School and nursery volunteers. You are doing an amazing job. I appreciate each one of you. I see your hard work and it does not go unnoticed. Thank you so much! Our Sunday School is growing! This is amazing! Praise the Lord!
I need one volunteer on Nov.13 with Heather
I am need of one volunteer to help with nursery on these Sunday’s
Jessie & Dan
If you are interested in participating, please contact Glenna Geer at 832-5338.
HOMEMADE TURKEY PIES
The ACW will be making homemade turkey pies on Friday Nov 25th. 8″ pie – $ 8.00. You can place your order on the sign-up sheet in the foyer of St. Paul’s Church.