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Nov. 11/18 Bulletins

November 11, 2018                                               Remembrance Day

(Portions of the service that are in BOLD are to be said by all.

All points marked * those who are able are invited to stand.)

 Approach

Wisdom from the Wars – Arthur Newberry 1893 (Nancy                                                                                                Sulkers)

*     Hymn VU #526 – “Weep for the Dead”

Call to Worship

One:   On this day of memory we gather to sing and to pray,
All:      we remember the past and look to the future.
One:   On this day when the guns once fell silent,
All:      we come before you God, seeking Your peace.
One:   On this day of hope in the face of terror,
All:      we come before you God, praying with all our hearts:
One:   God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come.
All:      Open our eyes and the eyes of the nations to find a different path through the disagreements of life in this world.
One:   In this time of story, song, and prayer,
All:      may we be re-committed to being people of Peace, true Peace.
One:   May we catch a vision of how the world could live together, and so we echo the old prayers,
All:      Make us channels of your peace. Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with us! Amen.

Wisdom from the Wars – Douglas MacArthur (Edna Erickson)

*     Hymn VU #685 – “We Turn to You”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

O God of all nations, as we look to that day when you will gather people from north and south, east and west, into the unity of your kingdom of peace, guide with your just and gentle wisdom, all who take counsel for the nations of the world, that all your people may spend their days in security, freedom, and peace.

            God our Creator, we fail to seek your truth, peace and justice: look with compassion upon those facing danger, disaster, and devastation. Guide us all along the path of life, and make us valiant for truth, through Jesus Christ Your Son. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn MV #16 – “Come and Fill Our Hearts”

Wisdom from the Wars – John McCrae (Sarah Closen)

*   Hymn VU #806 – “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Responsive Litany

One:   Remember, Lord, those whose stories were unspoken and untold.

All:      Jesus, remember them when you come into your kingdom.

One:   Remember, Lord, those whose minds were darkened and disturbed by memories of war.

All:      Jesus, remember them when you come into your kingdom.

One:   Remember, Lord, those who suffered in silence, and those whose bodies were disfigured by injury and pain.

All:      Jesus, remember them when you come into your kingdom.

One:   God of all, remember your holy promise, and look with love on all your people, living and departed. On this day we especially ask that you would hold forever all who suffered during the First World War, those who returned scarred by warfare, those who waited anxiously at home, and those who returned wounded, and disillusioned; those who mourned, and those communities that were diminished and suffered loss. Remember too those who acted with kindly compassion, those who bravely risked their own lives for their comrades, and those who in the aftermath of war, worked tirelessly for a more peaceful world. And as you remember them, remember us, O God; grant us peace in our time and a longing for the day when people of every language, race, and nation will be brought into the unity of Christ’s kingdom. This we ask in the name of the same Jesus Christ. Amen.

Wisdom from the Wars – Adam Hochschild (Gloria Waldron)

The Word

& Scripture Reading: Revelation 21

John 15: 9-17

Wisdom from the Wars – prayer scratched on the wall of a prison cell in Cologne during the Second World War (Doug Waldron)

Anthem – “O Day of Peace”

Commentary

The Response

Offering – received by prayer

Responsive Prayers of the People – see insert

Wisdom from the Wars – Philip Gosse (Patrick Woodbeck)

Anthem – “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

*   Commissioning / Benediction

*   Hymn  MV #221 – “ I Am Walking a Path of Peace”

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Rev. Patrick Woodbeck, Minister                                     Laura Steidl, Music Director Heather Karavas, Office Administrator                                   Myrna Hagues, Organist

Doug Waldron, Liturgist                                                                 Gina Grant, Custodian

Welcome Ministry: Ron & Beth Kubik, Carol Belsham, Colleen Gates

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