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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

NOVEMBER 12, 2017, REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Dorchester United Church

Wherever you are, whoever you are, Join us in our Journey!

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER: Our world is a violent place. The history of warfare weighs heavily upon us. How can we live so that peace becomes more than a dream?

MUSIC PRELUDE

'THE LAST POST AND REVEILLE'

HYMN: "O CANADA" V.U. 524

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us rejoice and celebrate the life within us, for Christ is in the midst of us.
The present will have new meaning and the future will be bright with hope.
Let us rejoice and be obedient before the One who is our wisdom and our strength.
We come before God that we may be touched and cleansed by the power of God's Spirit.

OPENING PRAYER (IN UNISON)
God of peace and love, we are here to commit our lives to peace in our world and in our communities. Show us how we may continue that peace in our families and among our friends. Let that peace live in our hearts and in our relationship with You. We remember all who suffer risk to bring peace in the broken places of our world. May we become peacemakers willing to sacrifice our comfort, our reputation, even our life so that justice may be done. We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace. AMEN

HYMN: "Come, let us sing" V.U. 222

SERVICE OF LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE

The light dawns with the coming of each new day.
May we live in its glow as a sign that God has come among us.

ANTHEM "Homage"

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (IN UNISON)
God of justice , we confess that too often our worship is empty and hollow. We recite easy words and perform familiar rituals. We are afraid of speaking justice to those in power. We find ourselves more concerned with seeking material wealth than with doing Your will. Too often we worry about the physical condition of our homes than with the quality of family life within them. In the end we find ourselves so exhausted by all we do, that we cannot find the energy or the time to challenge the systems that oppress us. Help us, O God, to relate more fully in our homes, congregations and communities. AMEN

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
God loves us so we may love others. God is merciful so we may show mercy. God calls us children that we may be sisters and brothers to one another. May our lives be made new in that knowledge.

John McCrae's Poem "In Flanders Fields"
Martha Gwalchmai

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

RESPONSIVE PSALM Psalm 78: 1-7 (Part One) VU 792

FIRST TESTAMENT READING Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25

GOSPEL READING Matthew 25: 1-13

MESSAGE "READY OR NOT"

RESPONSE: V.U. 400 Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place,
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace

PASTORAL PRAYER

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

HYMN: " All creatures of our God and King" V.U. 217

OFFERING INVITATION

OFFERTORY RESPONSE:
For food in a world where many walk in hunger,
for friends in a world where many walk alone,
for faith in a world where many walk in fear,
we give you thanks, O God. V.U.552

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Faith is revealed in the way we serve. Love is expressed in the way we share. May we be faithful in our serving and loving in our giving. For we offer these gifts in Your Name even as we ask for Your blessing.

HYMN: "All the way my Saviour leads me" V.U. 635

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE LicenSing #620168