November 6, 2011 Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, November 6th, 2011
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Remembrance Sunday
 

God invites Us to worship

10:25               Welcome

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.

Children’s Time:  

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

Matthew 25:1–13

Sermon:

God Invites Us to Respond

An Act of Remembrance            Canadian Legion

                        Trumpeter                         Debbie Weir

Hymn: 524  “O Canada”

Offertory:

        Offering, Invitation:

Response:

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. 

Offertory Prayer:

Choir Anthem: “Song of Peace”

                                                               *Chophin/Althouse  

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

L.G Boyd

K. Burleigh

R. Fox

G. Gerow

D.B. Olson

O.J Peterson

L.O Rogers

M. Taylor

J. Winthers