November 6, 2011 Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
21st Sunday after Pentecost
God invites Us to worship
The Life and Work of the Church Family
Presenting the Colours Canadian Legion
Call to Worship:
The shadows of war are always cast some place upon this planet of ours.
We have learned about the “global village” where an uprising against dictators in North Africa can involve our military, and affect the investments of our pension funds.
We long for peace yet discover the victims of gang violence touches the lives of this congregation.
We know that we are called to work as hard for peace as we do for war.
Once again we turn to God
And seek the heavenly vision that can guide us today.
Hymn: VU # 642 “Be Thou My Vision”
Prayer of Approach.
Hymn: VU # 642 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”
The Scriptures speak to us
Scripture: Reader: Gary Phillips
Joshua 24:1–3a, 14–25
Psalm 78:1–7 VU p. 792, part 1
1 Thessalonians 4:13–18
God Invites Us to Respond
An Act of Remembrance Canadian Legion
Trumpeter Debbie Weir
Hymn: 524 “O Canada”
All that we have, all that we are
and all that we ever shall be is a gift from God.
His token of love.
Now we offer our gifts and our prayers and our thanks for all that we have, and all that we are, and all that we ever shall be.
Choir Anthem: “Song of Peace”
Pastoral and Silent & Lord’s (VU # 959)
Hymn: # VU 691 “Though Ancient Walls”
God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives
Commissioning and Benediction:
Choral Benediction: #964 VU
Go now in peace, go now in peace,
May the love of God surround you everywhere,
everywhere you may go.
Exiting the Colours Canadian Legion
Postlude: Solo: “God be With You till We Meet Again” Ethel Smith
GRACE UNITED CHURCH HONOUR ROLE
In the War of 1914 to 1918 many of the young men of this district left and laid down their lives for King and Country. Then, in the War of 1939-1945, many of the young men of Grace United church left this district and paid the supreme sacrifice with their lives. Let us now honour them