Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 14th Nov 2021: Remembrance Sunday

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Sunday 14th November 2021

 

Remembrance Sunday

 

Hebrews 10:11-25; Mark 13:1-8

 

Welcome

 

Notices:

Beginning week of prayer and fasting

 

We begin with our prayer of preparation. We say together:

 

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen.

 

Confession

 

We come to God as one from whom no secrets are hidden, to ask for his forgiveness and peace

 

Lord God,

we have sinned against you;

we have done evil in your sight.

We are sorry and repent.

Have mercy on us according to your love.

Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.

Renew a right spirit within us

and restore us to the joy of your salvation,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Amen.

 

Absolution

May the Father of all mercies 

cleanse you from your sins and restore you in his image

to the praise and glory of his name,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

All: Amen

 

Hymn: God Our help in ages past

 

Collect for Remembrance Sunday

 

God, our refuge and strength,

bring near the day when wars shall cease

and poverty and pain shall end,

that earth may know the peace of heaven

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Readings

Hebrews 10:11-25 Sue Maltby

Mark 13:1-8 Peter Banks

 

 

Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.

 

REMEMBERING

 

10.59 

An older person Tony says:    

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;    

age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.    

 

A younger person Eloise replies:    

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,    

we will remember them.

 

We all say:  

We will remember them.

 

11.00  

Last post Two-minute silence reveille  

 

Ever-living God we remember those whom you have  

gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your  

presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring  

justice to all peoples, and establish harmony among the  

nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

 

COMMITMENT  

Kohima Epithaph  

 

Tony:

  When you go home, tell them of us and say,    

  for your tomorrow, we gave our today.  

 

Nick: Let us commit ourselves to responsible living and  

  faithful service.   

 

Eloise:

  Will you strive for all that makes for peace?    

  All: We will

 

Tony:

  Will you seek to heal the wounds of war?    

 

All:

We will    

 

Eloise:

 Will you work for a just  future  for  all  humanity?    

 

All:

We will    

 

Merciful God, we offer to you the fears in us  

that have not yet been cast out by love:    

may we accept the hope    

you have placed in the hearts of all people,    

and live lives of justice, courage and mercy;    

through Jesus Christ our risen Redeemer.    Amen  

 

A story of a lost soldier from Maybury. MSL

 

Intercessions: Miriam Hay

 

The Peace

 

Song: Hallelujah be high and lifted

 

Holy Communion

 

The Lord is here.

His Spirit is with us.

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.

 

It is right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation;

in your love you made us for yourself.

When we turned away

you did not reject us,

but came to meet us in your Son.

You embraced us as your children

and welcomed us to sit and eat with you.

 

In Christ you shared our life

that we might live in him and he in us.

He opened his arms of love upon the cross and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.

 

On the night he was betrayed, at supper with his friends

he took bread, and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to them, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

Father, we do this in remembrance of him:

his body is the bread of life.

 

At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine, he gave you thanks, and said: Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins;

do this in remembrance of me.

Father, we do this in remembrance of him: his blood is shed for all.

 

As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory,

send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine

may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son.

As we eat and drink these holy gifts make us one in Christ, our risen Lord. 

 

With your whole Church throughout the world we offer you this sacrifice of praise

and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Lord’s prayer

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and forever. Amen

 

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many we are one body as we all share in one bread.

 

Jesus is the Lamb of God

who takes away the sin of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,

but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

 

Communion is distributed

 

Post communion prayer:

 

God of peace,

whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom

and restored the broken to wholeness of life:

look with compassion on the anguish of the world,

and by your healing power

make whole both people and nations;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

Final Song: God is able

 

Blessing:

The peace of God,

which passes all understanding,

keep your hearts and minds

in the knowledge and love of God,

and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

 

We go into the world

To share God’s love and grow as God’s people

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

In the name of Christ, 

Amen

 

Readings

Hebrews 10:11-25

11 And every priest indeed standeth day by day ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, the which can never take away sins:

12 but he, when he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

13 henceforth expecting till his enemies be made the footstool of his feet.

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

15 And the Holy Spirit also beareth witness to us; for after he hath said,

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them After those days, saith the Lord: I will put my laws on their heart, And upon their mind also will I write them; then saith he,

17 And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus,

20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

21 and having a great priest over the house of God;

22 let us draw near with a true heart in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience: and having our body washed with pure water,

23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised:

24 and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works;

25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.

Mark 13:1-8

1 And as he went forth out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Teacher, behold, what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!

2 And Jesus said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left here one stone upon another, which shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when these things are all about to be accomplished?

5 And Jesus began to say unto them, Take heed that no man lead you astray.

6 Many shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and shall lead many astray.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled: these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the beginning of travail.