November 14, 2021

Remembrance Sunday: the stone of help

Ben Green | 1 Samuel 7:2b-12 

While Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to engage Israel in battle. But that day the Lord thundered with loud thunder against the Philistines and threw them into such a panic that they were routed before the Israelites... Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, 'Thus far the Lord has helped us.'

Earlier in the service we had thought of ways in which we receive help from other people and from God. In this All-Age Remembrance service Ben now speaks about how much we depend on God's help, and the need to remember this and thank him.

Later in the service we made a cairn of stones (now moved to the grass adjoining our driveway) to commemorate God's help to us.

A cairn of stones with a plaque quoting 1 Samuel 7:12

A fuller video recording of the Sunday service can be viewed on YouTube.

 

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