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November 7, 2010 Remembrance Sunday

November 7, 2010 Remembrance Sunday

 

WE GATHER TOGETHER
MUSIC IN PREPARATION
TRINITY IN ACTION Carol Schell, Ralph Sneyd, Lesley Fraser and Nancy Green

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD’S LIGHT

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

CALL TO WORSHIP:
The chill wind of fall now blows where poppies bloomed.
Silence has replaced the din on many battlefields.
Empty places at the table will never be refilled,
But your love, O God, warms that which has grown cold,
Fells lonely silences with a Word of love,
And restores the circle which was broken.


HYMN: God of All the Many Lands 523 (t.625)

PRAYER OF APPROACH Loving God of justice and peace, you are the voice that never fails to sing; you are the hand that never fails to open; you are the heart that never fails to love. In this time of worship, bring us into your presence that we may be strengthened to sing your song, to share your riches and to love your world. We continue praying: Our Father...
JESUS’ PRAYER


Act of Remembrance
People of Ireland, torn and tired of being torn, (poppie is placed on cross)
may your peace come, O God.
People of Darfur, exploited and tired of being exploited,
may your peace come, O God.
People of Afghanistan, turbulent and tired of being turbulent,
may your peace come, O God.
HYMN: O God, Our Help in Ages Past 806 (v1)
People of South America, silenced and tired of being silenced,
may your peace come, O God.
People of India, divided and tired of being divided,
may your peace come, O God.
HYMN: O God, Our Help in Ages Past 806 (v2)
People of Eastern Europe, anxious and tired of being anxious,
may your peace come, O God.
People of the West, privileged and tired of being privileged,
may your peace come, O God.

HYMN:
O God, Our Help in Ages Past 806 (v3)

God, you call us to service and witness. In days gone by, our forebears answered the call to serve our nation and the global community. You call us to be your people, both in times of peace and in war.

You call us to help those in need. You call us to defend our values and extend a helping hand. You walk with us in our choices. As survivors and descendant of those who serve, we give thanks.

HYMN: O God, Our Help in Ages Past 806 (v4)

Jesus came to bring peace in his nation oppressed by Roman thugs. He saw the best and the worst of humanity, yet served his God with stoic resolve.

As followers of Jesus, we bear witness to bullies. In the past, in the present, and in the future, we help nations in need of our skills, our resources, and our selfless compassion. Praise be to Jesus who calls us to duty.

HYMN: O God, Our Help in Ages Past 806 (v5)

Holy Wisdom, you inspire us to remember and live with our memories both of combat and of peace. We know others want to fight for power. If ever called to stand in harm’s way, we will as a last resort, to protect our brothers and sisters of this world.

We thank our fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, sons and daughters who did and continue to help in times of peace and in times of combat.


HYMN: O God, Our Help in Ages Past 806 (v6)

Words of Remembrance ready by Sophie Czerny

 

HYMN: O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

 

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow.
Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow.
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western sea.
Thou land of hope for all who toil!
Thou True North, strong and free!
Refrain:
O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
May stalwart sons, and gentle maidens rise,
To keep thee steadfast through the years
From East to Western sea.
Our own beloved native land!
Our True North, strong and free!
Refrain:
Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our Dominion in thy loving care;
Help us to find, O God, in thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the better Day,
We ever stand on guard.
Refrain:

 

WE LISTEN TO GOD'S WORD
Old Testament: Isaiah 2:1_ 5
Gospel: John 15: 9_17 Reader: Joanne Calvert


REFLECTION

AND WE RESPOND

PRAYERS FROM OUR HEARTS

ANTHEM: Just Two Words - by Herb Frombach

OFFERTORY: For the gift of creation, VU 538
the gift of your love,
and the gift of the Spirit by which we live,
we thank you and give you the fruit of our hands.
May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give.

PRAYER DEDICATING OUR GIFTS
We who give, remember those who gave all that they were, and all they had.

Bless us in our giving. Use our gifts, that in their sharing, peace may become a reality. We pray through the Prince of Peace. Amen.

WE ARE SENT OUT INTO THE WORLD

HYMN: God! As with Silent Hearts 527


BLESSING AS WE GO OUT TO BE GOD’S PEOPLE
Remember the sacrifice, and pray for an end to war.
We remember, and we will strive to foster peace.
Remember the suffering, and pray that enemies will be reconciled.
We remember, and we will help to bring antagonists together.
Remember the disturbed lives and terrorized persons.
We remember, and we will give, to bring calm and security.
Remember the hatred, and pray that love will replace it.
We remember, and we will banish the hate that holds us bound.

Choral Blessing: (VU 649) Sung twice
Walk with me, I will walk with you
and build the land that God has planned
where love shines through.

Good morning and Welcome to our Worship Service. If you are worshipping with us for the first time, please sign our guest book located in the Narthex. You are invited to join us for coffee following the Service in the Banquet Hall. Just follow the crowd.

 

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