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Three minutes of silence
March 11, 2021 @ 11:30 am
One event on March 14, 2021 at 11:30 am
This past year has been a challenging year for so many. We are approaching the first-year anniversary of the declaration of the pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Soon after, many Communities made the difficult decision to close their church building for worship, many of which have not reopened since March 2020.
Recently, the Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan and Archbishop of Algoma and Moosonee, wrote Anglican Churches across Ontario and invited them to join in marking the year that has passed. Her invitation asked that “we stand together by observing three minutes of silence at 11:35 a.m. on March 11, 2021, as we call to mind the loss, the pain, the grief, the resilience, the compassion, and the extraordinary sacrifices that have been hallmarks of the past year. (Alternatively, consider the following Sunday March 14th)
Our shared experience over the last year has been that in the midst of the darkness, uncertainty and fear, we were not alone.
You are invited to join along with other communities of faith in observing three minutes of silence at 11:35 a.m. on March 11 (or Sunday, March 14) as we too remember the pain, the grief, the resilience, the compassion, and the extraordinary sacrifices this past year. As people of faith, as people in community, we have faced a very challenging and stressful year. We have walked together in community. We have prayed for each other. We have cried together. Many people in our community have made extraordinary sacrifices. However, in the midst of this journey we know that God has been with us…
As we face another year, we walk together in Faith. We celebrate God’s presence.
Taken from the letter received from the Shining Waters Regional Council (United Church of Canada)
Rev. Peter Hartmans and David Leyton-Brown
You are invited to join with us at this time to remember.