Remembrance Sunday

Today’s Service

(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)

PRELUDE

GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP

On this day of memory we gather to sing and to pray,

we remember the past and look to the future.

On this day when the guns once fell silent,

We come before you God, seeking Your peace.

On this day of hope in the face of terror,

We come before you God, praying with all our hearts:

God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come.

Help us to find the path that leads to the Peaceable kingdom. Open our eyes and the eyes of the nations to find a different path through the disagreements of life in this world. Amen.

* INTROIT  #395  “Come In, Come In and Sit Down”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING PRAYER  Michelle Howatt

We come together today Citizens of earth and of heaven to remember:

Those who have given their lives in service of others

To remember with dismay

The suffering, destruction and pain caused by human conflict

To remember with gratitude

Those whose lives, love and friendship, ours has been the privilege to share

To remember with sadness

Those whose death has caused us loneliness and pain

We come together not to glorify or celebrate war and conflict but to recognize its cost

And commit ourselves to be peacemakers and peacekeepers. Amen

* HYMN “Draw the Circle Wide”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION     Rowyn Jardine

Dear God, Please use these scriptures to reveal more of your love, truth and promises to us. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

SCRIPTURE   John 8:36

ANTHEM  “What Did He Die For”

SERMON     Freedom Isn’t Free

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN #540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace”

DEDICATION     Rowyn Jardine

As so many have done before us, we make our offering now.

As so many have prayed before us, we ask your blessing upon it.

As so many have dreamed before us,

we pray that our gifts will touch many lives. Amen

ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

National Anthem    ‘O Canada’

Laying on Wreath    Lieutenant (Navy) (Retired) Barbara J. Stothart

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1 Minute Silence

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The Reading of the Names 

The Response;

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

BENEDICTION

* CLOSING HYMN   “Spirit Open My Heart”

ROLL OF HONOUR OF PERSONS WHO DIED IN ACTIVE SERVICE

St. James & St. John United Church

First World War:

James Corbett Raymond Hare Gordon Leslie         Willard McDonald

William Fogan Alex Ingram R. Arthur MacMurray

Perley Williamson David Gordon

Second World War:

W. Clyde Brown William M. A. Corbett Wilfred Knight Benjamin H. Vye

James H. Cassidy Reginald Horsley Arthur Thomson

Maple Glen United Church

First World War:

Herbert Baker Bernard Beggs Bernard King Douglas Sobey

Second World War:

William Cadger