VJ Service Highlights

A  service to remember the 75th anniversary of The War in the Far East / VJ DAYSATURDAY AUGUST 15 2020 6.00pmThe introduction and welcome / FP followed by the Kohima Epitaph read by MSxxxxxxxxxxxFP introduces the HYMN: "For the healing of the nations"xxxxxxxxxxxhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i19LgSpPxmo#action=shareMS introduces the opening prayer spoken over an image of the Hiroshima mushroom cloudReader: Richard Bennett, Colour Serjeant within the British Army Regiment, The RiflesREADER / RB Blessed is our God, now and into the ages of agesALL: Blessed is our God, who grants us peace and is the source of all peace.Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of GodREADER / RB Loving God,You create and sustain all that is good and beautiful;You give life to the earth.You have called us to wholeness, to the fullness of life.But, we remain conscious of our brokenness, as people and as communities.We hear the cries for justice and peace from all corners of the earth.We are moved by the tears and struggles of millions around the world.We know the dark clouds of war creep over us,We pray for peace through Jesus Christ our LordAMENxxxxxxxxxxxFP introduces the video "The war in the Far East through the eyes of young people" (British Legion Video)xxxxxxxxxxxhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY5hqzj80rk&feature=youtu.be MS introduces the HYMN: "Thy Kingdom come O God" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe-Vy5LkYEs&feature=youtu.be FP introduces the photos and the gong which will sound 75 times as images of the war are shown. FP will talk about the Changi murals before the gong starts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds6cIApMkoQ&feature=youtu.beMS introduces the reading: The beatitudes / Matthew 5 vv2 - 12Reader: Lieutenant Commander Ed. Fanshawe Royal NavyREADER EF: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,…

Together Newsletter August 30th

together PDF August 30th- click for the PDF full version SUNDAY AUGUST 30 2020. Newsletter 24. In the season of COVID19 The 12th Sunday after TrinityDear friends throughout the world, This newsletter comes with the best wishes and the assurance of love and prayers from Redruth and the surrounding communities. Wherever you are, KEEP SAFE, wear your mask and maintain physical distancing ...... that's the new phrase, NOT social, BUT physical. Please let us know how the easing of the lockdown is for you wherever you are in the world.If you got your results and are now planning a new chapter in your journey, take care, have a wonderful time, and remember that the future rests in the hands of the young. Do your best to make a difference and to bring peace, hope and light wherever you are........ remember, IT IS NOT HOW OLD YOU GROW, BUT, HOW YOU GROW OLD!!With love from: The Rev'd Carole Holmes, Methodist Superintendent, Hayle, Camborne & Redruth The Rev'd Caspar Bush, Rector of Redruth & Area Dean Pastor Jenny Lockwood, Lanner Methodist Chapel Reader Jim Seth, Diocesan Chaplain of Readersxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx THE GOSPEL FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 30Matthew 16 vv21 - endThis passage makes uncomfortable reading. Jesus is predicting his own death, and then, incredibly, suggesting that he would overcome death and rise again. Peter, leading the outcry tells Jesus that this mustn't happen. Jesus then outlines what for most of us becomes a very difficult challenge. Jesus says quite clearly, that, if you want to be one of his followers then you too must suffer, you too must pick up your cross and follow the pathway that Jesus will set for you.At the heart of this difficult challenge is the cross, which for us so many centuries later can simply mean I CROSSED OUT. Jesus had to make a decision. He could have walked away from what he knew would happen in Jerusalem…

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