VE Day 75
We had long planned to commemorate VE Day 75 together as a congregation. Like the rest of the United Kingom we are unable to meet during this season. The Church of Scotland has asked church members, visitors and friends to pray as we remember the 75th anniversary of VE day, Friday 8th May 1945, when the Second World War ended in Europe.
Members of our church, observing social distancing, have continued to lovingly tend to our church grounds and gardens. They have created a special display to mark and commemorate VE day 75.
Let us give thanks for the selfless and courageous service and sacrifice of those who brought peace to Europe, and for the good example they have given us.
As generations before us fought for peace, that the world might never again know such violence and destruction. May we work for peace and reconciliation in our homes and communities, and promote peace throughout the world.
So we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind, in the cause of peace, for the relief of want and suffering, and for the praise of your name. May almighty God, who has given us the will to
undertake these things, bless us with the strength to perform them. Guide us by your Spirit;
give us wisdom; give us courage; give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and always.