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,…

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