Remembrance Day Celebrations Sunday November 9th2014.

Sunday November 9th  Remembrance service  was held at the Church. Parishioners were able to avail themselves of poppies if they forgot to wear one.

Service opened with the singing of O Canada , the choir was accompanied by guest trumpeter,  Matt Neufeld  and our organist Charmaine.

The reading of the poem “in Flanders field” by Ken  brought stark recall for some whose family members were active participants in the wars. Collectively we recognised and prayed for  the men and women who fought (and died)  in previous World Wars and those fighting now  in the Middle East to ensure peace, justice and  also now the ability  for Christians to worship freely and safely.

The playing of the Reveille followed by silence then the playing of ‘The Last Post’ always evokes a great deal of emotion and on Sunday it was no exception.

 Thanks to Charmaine Bacon, the Choir, Music and Worship Ministry, Lee for a thoughtful sermon interspersed with personal experiences, the  guest trumpeter  and the inclusion of  laying of Poppy Flowers by the Sunday school children ( Lynn Doyle   supervising) made it  a memorable service of reflection and gratitude for the many in attendance.

The service concluded with ‘God Save the Queen” and a duo postlude by Charmaine(recorder) and the trumpeter.

       …………………………… Lest we Forget………………..

 SAMARITAN’ PURSE.

The Season of Advent is one where our consciousness of those in need is heightened as at this time we received the greatest gift of all the birth of our Lord. Boxes are available in the Narthex. The video shown on Sunday indicates that 6 million boxes were distributed to children who otherwise would have nothing for Christmas indeed any other time. The joy and happiness on their faces told it all.

 The box can be filled with toys, crayons, clothing personal items (no toothpaste). You can collect a box at the church and drop off by November 23rd.It is a great opportunity to get younger members of the family introduced to gift giving, sharing and philanthropy on a global level.

SILOAM MISSION.

Under the auspices of the Men’s Club warm socks, and other warm clothing are being collected for the men and women in our city who are homeless. Please drop off your donation in the bsket in the Narthex.

WINTER WEAR-for kids and adults. We provide clothing to those in  need in our community, boots, scarves,mitts. Thanks for your donations.