Summerlea United Church
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(This service was recorded earlier on November 04 in the 'empty' sanctuary.)

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Service for Sunday
November 08, 2020


Remembrance Sunday


- Prelude -

Sinfonia (3-part invention) No. 5
in E flat major.

by J. S. Bach.


Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 - 1750)





God! As With Silent Hearts
(VU 527)

God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind
How hate and war diminish humankind,
We pause - and seek in worship to increase
Our knowledge of the things that make for peace.


Hallow our will as humbly we recall
The lives of those who gave and give their all.
We thank you, Lord, for women, children, men
Who seek to serve in love, today as then.


Give us deep faith to comfort those who mourn,
High hope to share with all the newly born,
Strong love in our pursuit of human worth;
"Lest we forget" the future of this earth.

So, Prince of Peace, disarm our trust in power,
Teach us to coax the plant of peace to flower.
May we, impassioned by your living Word,
Remember forward to a world restored.



Ceremony of Remembrance






In Flanders Fields

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.



Last Poast - Silence - Reveille

With thanks to Leslie Field.


Anthem (from November, 2015)


He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God!

-- from Psalm 46



Be Still and Know That I Am God

By David Lantz III and Gene Grier

(Performed by the November 8, 2015 choir. )


Be still, and know that I am God,
The God of strength, the God of truth;
I am your refuge in your time of fear,
And you will know that I am near.
Be still, and know that I am God,
The God who gave My only son to you;
You will find hope in His great sacrifice.
Your faith leads to eternal life..



In the Bulb There Is a Flower
(VU 703)

In the bulb there is a flower;
In the seed, an apple tree;
In cocoons, a hidden promise:
Butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
There's a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see.

...


The Lord's My Shepherd
(VU 747)

The Lord's my shepherd,
I'll not want; He makes me down to lie
In pastures green;
He leadeth me,
The quiet waters by.
.....




Gathering Prayer


(Rock at Schechem)

Joshua 24:1-3a and verses 14-25

I mistakenly left out the second part of this reading.
The full text can be read here: Joshua 24 vs 1-3a and 14-25



Matthew 25:1-13

The written text is HERE


Weep for the Dead (VU 526)

Weep for the dead. Let tears and silence tell
Of blood and battle, horror and renown.
The years diminish, but do not dispel
The pain of lives destroyed, and life laid down.

Silent the dead. Remembering, we stand
Silent as they, for words cannot esteem
Causes of war, the love of native land,
All that they were, and all they might have been.


(D-Day, June 6, 1944, Normandy in France.)

Raising our flag, we stand with muffled drum,
Judged by the colors of God's love and loss,
Recalling, as we pray, "Your Kingdom come,"
A purple robe, and blood upon a cross.

Summoned by love that leaves no room for pride,
We pray that every continent and isle,
Wounded by war, war's hate may lay aside,
And find a way to heal and reconcile.

Weep for the dead, from all the ills of earth.
Stand by the cross that bids all hatred cease.
March to the drums of dignity and worth.
Salute the King of Love, the Prince of Peace.


Sermon



Scott's sermon text is HERE.






Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
(VU 684)

Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love;
Where there is injury, your healing power,
And where there's doubt, true faith in you:

Chorus:
O Spirit, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul.


Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope;
Where there is darkness, only light;
And where there's sadness, ever joy.
Chorus

Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all that we receive,
And in dying that we're born to eternal life.
Chorus






Postlude: Sinfonia No. 6

by J. S. Bach



And, of course, a few familiar tunes to
help us on our way.....


In The Bulb There is a Flower

In the bulb there is a flower;
In the seed, an apple tree;
In cocoons, a hidden promise:
Butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
There's a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence,
Seeking word and melody;
There's a dawn in every darkness,
Bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
What it holds; a mystery,
Unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see....


Psalm 23: The Lord's My Shepherd

The Lord's My Shepherd,
I'll not want;
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green;
He leadeth me,
The quit waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk goth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for his own name's sake....



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