Remembrance Sunday Service

Opening  Hymn 

The words of the Opening Hymn or Song can be found here.

The Gathering

The Lord be with you 
And also with you. 

Unity Prayer

We Say the Unity Prayer together where-ever we might be worshiping today.

We meet in the presence of God  
on this Remembrance Sunday 
to commit ourselves to work in penitence and faith  
for reconciliation between the nations,  
that all people may, together,  
live in freedom, justice and peace. 
We pray for all, who, in bereavement,  
disability and pain continue to suffer the consequences  
of fighting and terror. 

We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow
those whose lives, in world wars  
and conflicts past and present, 
have been given and taken away. 

Remembering 

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

2 minutes silence is kept

Ever-living God, 
We remember those whom you have gathered  
from the storms 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 

Prayers of Penitence 

In life and in death we are with the Lord.
Let us turn to the Lord who is full of compassion and mercy,
and ask that he will forgive us our sins,
and extend his healing love upon our broken world.

Most merciful God,  
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
we confess that we have sinned  
in thought, word and deed. 
We have not loved you with our whole heart. 
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. 
In your mercy, forgive what we have been, 
help us to amend what we are, 
and direct what we shall be; 
that we may do justly, love mercy  
And walk humbly with you, our God. Amen. 

Absolution

The Collect 

We pray together :
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. 

Reading 

The First reading can be found here.

This is the word of the Lord. 
Thanks be to God. 

Gospel Reading 

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark which can be found here

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ. 

Sermon 

The Creed 

Let us declare our faith in God.

We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.

We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayers

Prayers of Intercession

Prayers will include responses as led, and are on-line here

The following response may be used:
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer

And at the end:

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Peace 

Jesus says: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled neither let them be afraid.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you. 

Let us offer one another a sign of peace. 

Preparation of the Table

The altar is prepared and bread and wine are placed upon it.
While the altar is prepared, please join in with the music. You can find the words here.

The Eucharistic Prayer 

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

Blessed are you, Lord of life,
creator of heaven and earth,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
For through his death on the cross,
your Son Jesus Christ has broken the power of evil,
and by his glorious resurrection
has opened for us the gate of life eternal.
In him you seek the lost, restoring those whose lives
have been shattered and torn apart.
In the fullness of time, he will gather all things to himself,
enfolding us and all who have died in war
in his undying love.

And so we pray that we who have set our hope on Christ
may come to the peace of heaven,
there, with angels and archangels,
to sing your praise for ever.

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and God of might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.   
Hosanna in the highest.

We praise and bless you, loving Father, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord; 
and as we obey his command,  
send your Holy Spirit, 
that broken bread and wine outpoured 
may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son. 

On the night before he died
he had supper with his friends  
and, taking bread, he praised you. 
He broke the bread, gave it to them and said: 
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; 
do this in remembrance of me. 

When supper was ended he took the cup of wine. 
Again, he praised you, gave it to them and said: 
Drink this, all of you; 
this is my blood of the new covenant, 
which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins. 
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. 

So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did; 
in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice  
made once for all upon the cross. 
Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation, 
we proclaim his death and resurrection  
until he comes in glory. 

Great is the mystery of faith: 
Christ has died: 
Christ is risen: 
Christ will come again. 

Lord of all life, help us to work together for that day  
when your kingdom comes 
and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth. 
Look with favour on your people, 
gather us in your loving arms  
and bring us with all the saints  
to feast at your table in heaven. 
Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father, 
for ever and ever.   Amen.  

The 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 for ever.  Amen

Breaking of the Bread 

We break this bread 
to share in the body of Christ. 
Though we are many, we are one body,  
because we all share in one bread. 

Giving of Communion 

Jesus said:
Gather up the fragments that nothing may be lost. 
Lord, feed us with the bread of heaven.

Please feel free to join in the music during communion. You can find the words here.

Prayer after Communion 

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  Amen. 

Almighty God, 
we thank you for feeding us  
with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. 
Through him, we offer you our souls and bodies 
to be a living sacrifice. 
Send us out in the power of your Spirit 
To live and work to your praise and glory. Amen

Act of Commitment 

The words of the Closing Hymn or Song can be found here.

Let us commit ourselves to responsible living and faithful service. 

Will you strive for all that makes for peace? 
We will. 

Will you seek to heal the wounds of war? 
We will. 

Will you work for a just future for all humanity? 
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

Blessing and Dismissal 

May the God of peace,
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ,
that great shepherd of the sheep,
comfort and assure you of his love
in this world and the next;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Go in peace to love your neighbour.
Go in power to work for reconciliation.
Go in hope to proclaim the resurrection.
Thanks be to God. 

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