National Day of Mourning Memorial Service

The Memorial Service for Australia’s National Day of Mourning was held at Mannum Baptist Church on Thursday 7th August.

The church was decorated with pictures of the Australians who perished on flight MH17, and those attending were given the opportunity to light a candle to the memory of those who died or to place a flower or oSAM_2744 (640x480)ther memorial on the cross.








A large group of year 10, 11 and 12 students from Mannum Community College attended the service and placed floral tributes on the cross on behalf of all students at the school.

The message was based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13, we do not grieve like those who have no hope. The very nature of last month’s tragedy reveals that humanity is forever vulnerable to forces beyond our control. We must not begin a single day oblivious to this vital truth. And if our fragile lives can be eradicated at a moments notice, it is not only this life for which we must make provision, but also the life to come, or we could one day find ourselves sorrowing, without hope.

We find our comfort in Jesus who said “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26)

No terrorist can steal eternal life from those who believe in Jesus Christ.

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