Monday, 13th November, 2017
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. We will remember them.
Before and after the service was a bit of a photo-fest as we bumped into various dignitaries - Archbishop Malcolm, Anglican Bishop Paul Bayes (follow him on Twitter!) and Mayor Joe Anderson - who is a very strong supporter of St. Julie's and who was instrumental in ensuring our new school building was constructed!
Today was World Kindness Day - a reminder to live out the Golden Rule to "treat others as you'd like to be treated!"
I spent Sacred Time with 7 Arrowsmith - who take it in turns to bring a prayer for the day as well as using the resources on the Chaplaincy website. They also took the opportunity to access the Newsround website and see what was being reported around the world. This is a great way to live out our Mission Statement Theme about fairness, care and compassion. If we don't know what is going on in the world, we become a little too insular and we become the centre of our own universe and this can mean we are ignorant of the suffering of others around the world. How can we work for justice if we don't appreciate that there is injustice?
What I like about the Newsround website though is that their bulletins also cover good news stories (like our Weekly Prayer Video) which give us hope!