We will gather to lift up praise to God for the goodness of creation, for life in body and spirit, and for the promise of new beginnings known in Jesus Christ. This morning we will focus on two scriptural texts that speak about the imperative of reconciliation (Matthew 5:23-26 in which Christians are told to take the initiative in seeking forgiveness, and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 in which we are reminded that reconciliation is God’s ministry, hence also ours). And on the twentieth anniversary of its adoption, we will read again the Confession of the Presbyterian Church in Canada – ‘It is with humility and in great sorrow that we come before God and our Aboriginal brothers and sisters with our confession …’ – with a commitment to resetting this relationship that is at the core of our life as Christians and Canadians.
Resources available from the Presbyterian Church http://presbyterian.ca/healing/
‘It matters to me’ video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw3zhZMFtpw
A video of the Edmonton Truth and Reconciliation March 2014 event http://vimeo.com/91343733