St. Clement's completed it's 22 days (coordinating with the Anglican Church of Canada's #22days project in honour of the presentation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Report. The 22 days began May 31 and continued until National Aboriginal Day, June 21) by writing prayers of hope and healing on our new paper.The paper had been created on the first Sunday, May 31. Click this link to access that story.
As our paper had seeds in it, we planted a prayer in our own community garden, then shared the prayers with the whole congregation. Each member could plant seeds of hope and reconciliation in their own garden. We hope the healing grows long past this Sunday.
St. Clement's youth were at St. Martin's (also part of the North Vancouver Region) for a sleep-over. The youth took some of the paper with them and the North Vancouver youth wrote prayers and created a garden of healing.
The photos are of Lily planting a prayer in the garden at St. Clements, the children sharing prayers with members of the congregation, and the North Vancouver Youth with Regional Youth Minister Liz Ruder-Celiz praying for healing and reconcilition at St. Martin's.
by Alecia Greenfield.