Ministers November Message
November 01, 2018
On the 11th of November, there will be a series of events here at Greenbank to mark 100 years of the end of World War 1. At 6 AM, joining with thousands of other churches and public bodies, Ross McAldine will play ‘The Battles’ Over’ on the bagpipes on the front steps of the church. The traditional remembrance Sunday worship service will then begin at 10:30 AM and offer everyone the opportunity to come together in two minutes silence at 11 AM.
In the evening of 11th November at 6:30 PM there will be a short worship service at Greenbank commemorating one hundred years of the armistice. This service will come to close at 6:55 PM with Gordon Campbell from our Boy’s Brigade company (again joining with thousands of other churches and public bodies) playing the ‘Last Post’ on the bugle on the steps of the church. After that at 7:05 PM our church bells will ring out from peace, joy and thousands of other bills all over the country, just as they did at the end of the First World War.
On 11th November and commemorations will pay tribute to the men and women who have died in War, the millions of those who have been killed by those who misuse power, and those who continue to live with a nightmare of war in whatever shape or form it takes. Alongside all of these events, thanks to all the people who have been getting furiously in the last few weeks, there will be a display of poppies in their sanctuary, each poppy symbolic of so many individuals who have left and selfishly fought to bring about peace and the freedoms we enjoyed today.
I’m sure we remember ‘lest we forget’ to appreciate all that we have in this present day and commit ourselves to working always for a more peaceful future in the name and for the sake of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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