Finding Peace Between Genders – Our Role in All of This. (Russ’ sermon begins at 22:26)

We gather in the midst of the Sixteen Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence. How does the message of Advent speak to this action, and to the great pain that provokes it? How can Christ’s peace find its way into relations between men, women, and other genders? What is our role in all of this? In this service women of all ages carried out a ritual of commemoration, placing red roses in memory of the 14 women killed 30 years ago at the École Polytechnique. Powerful performances of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” by Shelley Meisner with Mostly Righteous, and a women’s quintet singing the Wailin’ Jennies “Bright Morning Stars are Rising” (44:55) The postlude is D. Buxtehude’s setting of the chorale, “Now come, thou healer of the world” (56:26)

The recording begins with Rev. Susan Chisholm giving context to the context todays service was designed for. At 15:30 Susan frames the ritual, followed by the placement of flowers during the performance of Running up that Hill. Finally Susan brings the whole together in prayer beginning at 48:22.