13 Nov

A Day to Remember

Remembrance Day, 2018, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle proved a day to remember in more ways than one.

At 11:00 GMT a minute silence was held marking the end of World War One on the 11th hour of 11 November 1918.

Senior Pastor David Purse commenced the service by honouring all who had given their lives for our freedom in various conflicts, before pointing to the greatest sacrifice of all by the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary. He quoted the words of the book of John: “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

The minute silence was impeccably observed by an emotional congregation and by the many young people in attendance for the enrolment of both the Girls Brigade Captained by Lynn Meldrum and the Scouts led by husband and wife team, Rab and Liz McClean.

The formalities of enrolment concluded by Pastor William McTernaghan, Chaplain  of the Scouts and his wife Lillian, Chaplain of our 230th GB, Pastor Frankie Weir then introduced a programme put on by the youth organisations which went down a treat.  

It included poetry and some excellent worship songs and even some unexpected ad-libbing by the younger GB and Scout members which amused the watching audience.

The large Sunday morning gathering, which packed the ground floor and parts of the balcony, was also treated to a superb play performed by those in the Puppet ministry entitled Nothing is impossible with God.

Youth Pastor, Stephen Campbell continued the theme during his short address from the book of Luke – the story of how unpopular Zacchaeus who met Jesus when stuck up a tree, a word which had children from both the GB and Scouts and congregation captivated throughout.

It was, of course, a day to remember the sacrifices made by our brave servicemen and women from years gone by, but a day to also recognise and give thanks for the many emerging and wonderful young people who recommitted themselves to seek, serve and follow Christ for another year.