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Baker Memorial Church Plans 9-11 Service of Remembrance and Hope

A candle-lit, contemplative service at Baker Memorial Church will permit area residents to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the church, in downtown St. Charles.

A candle-lit, contemplative service at Baker Memorial Church will permit area residents to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the church, in downtown St. Charles.

ST. CHARLES – Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a special worship service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The service will be outdoors, weather permitting, or in the church’s Sanctuary if the weather is poor.
The Service of Remembrance and Hope will include prayerful, contemplative music based on the tradition of Taizé in France, a place of pilgrimage and reflection that draws people from around the world. The focus of the message will be from the apostle Paul: “Neither things present, nor things to come … will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Those attending the service will be able to remember their own experiences of Sept. 11. Participants will record their memories—their experiences of learning about the tragedy, their emotional responses as events unfolded and how those emotions were resolved—on index cards. These written memories will be placed in a basket at the foot of the cross at the conclusion of the service.
“This service will provide us the opportunity to remember the events of that day, and the sorrow and grief that swept across our nation,” said Pastor Ronni S. Verboom. “We live in a broken world, broken in such a way that violence erupts again and again in nation after nation.”
This service, she said, offers a chance to “observe this anniversary in a way that offers hope and to remember that God brings light into all darkness.”
Baker Memorial Church is in downtown St. Charles, at Fourth Avenue and East Main Street, one block west of the intersection of Routes 25 and 38. For more information contact the church at 630-584-6680.

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