REMEMBRANCE DAY SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 10, 2019
Dorchester United Church
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF THE LAND
We acknowledge that we worship and live on the traditional
territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and
Wendat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
(We invite you to quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
We gather this morning to worship our God, to
pray for peace, and to remember the ways in which
times of war have destroyed God's creation: the land,
the water, and the people.
We gather as the people of God.
We come to worship this morning with all kinds of feelings: sadness,
regret, repentance, pride, hope,
gratitude, and thanksgiving.
Wesley U.C., Montreal, Que.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
With respect to flu season and the health of our congregation, let us make
peace with one another.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
"The Church's One Foundation" V.U. 331
(Please Remain Standing for the Sanctus)
SANCTUS (Holy, Holy, Holy
V.U. 315 verse 1)
Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
: We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
"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"
(Minute of Silence)
"O Canada" V.U. 524
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
MESSAGE: Home again
"Blessed Assurance" V.U. 337
COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have
experienced this morning)