Honoring Our First Responders
(Posted November 30, 2018)
This Sunday we will honor all the men and women who serve as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
These are the people who, in some of our darkest moments, bring the light of saving care to us. We never, ever have a chance to thank our first responders adequately, but this Sunday we honor them with a very special hymn commissioned for them, and invite them into our family to hang a special ornament on our tree. Truly they are already family in every sense of the word.
We also honor the families of these first responders, who donate someone they love to serve the community and protect us. My next door neighbor is an EMT. I know how often, just at the beginning of family dinner, or on a relaxing Saturday afternoon at home, the fire horn goes off and I hear my neighbor’s car door slamming as he races off to answer the call. His sacrifice is also the family’s sacrifice.
Our children will particularly enjoy church on Sunday -- we will begin Sunday’s service with a Police Color Guard, and then the kids can help decorate the trees with members of police, fire and emergency medical services as well as our church members.
All are welcome to all of our services, and we invite you to join us for coffee afterwards. We hope to see you on Sunday! – Rev. Pat Kriss