Worship Service – Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

Order of Service

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Announcements

Words of Welcome & Territorial Acknowledgement

Prelude – Nimrod (Enigma Variations) E. Elgar

Call to Worship

Hymn – #638 “Take time to be holy

A Time for Remembering

One:    On this day of Remembrance, O God, we give thanks:
All:      For peacekeepers and pacifists; for those who served on the front lines, and those who protest and march; for those who volunteered and those who waited anxiously at home; for those who hoped that things would get better, and those who could not stand by and wait.
One:    We give thanks for those who believed that the world could be a better place.
All:      We remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, trusting that others could and would carry the torch.
One:    We give thanks for those who were once enemies who have become friends and allies.

A Story for Remembrance Sunday

“In Flanders Fields”

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow

between the crosses, row on row,

that mark our place; and in the sky

the larks, still bravely singing, fly

scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead.  Short days ago

we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

loved, and were loved, and now we lie

in Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;

to you from failing hands we throw

the torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

we shall not sleep, though poppies grow

in Flanders Fields.

The Last Post

Two Minutes of Silence

Reveille

The Piper’s Lament

Prayer:

One:    Let us pray. Loving God, we remember today those who have given their lives for peace.
All: O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    We honour those who seek peace by non-violent means rather than through more destruction.
All:      O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    We remember the scars, physical and emotional, left upon those who have directly experienced the violence of human and against human.
All:      O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    We remember people everywhere who struggle for freedom and dignity.
All:      O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    Remind us again, O God, of your call to love God and love neighbour.
All:      Let us love our neighbours in our actions as well as our words.  AMEN.

Royal Anthem

God save our gracious King
Long live our noble King,
God save The King:
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The King.

*O Canada

O Canada!  Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us 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.

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Psalm 90 (responsive)

Scripture: Isaiah 40:10 & Matthew 11:28-30 (CEB)

Sermon: Ordinary Saints – Trudy Smit

Offering


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Anthem – “Do not fear” D. Bedard

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #651 Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Blessing

Postlude – “Cwm Rhondda” arr. D. Hustad