Welcome to Worship at Kamloops United Church.
Remembrance/Peace Sunday – November 10, 2013.
We Gather as People of God.
Hymn Sing and Welcome.
Centering Music with the Lighting of the Christ Candle and Procession of the Prayer Box.
Call to Worship and Opening Prayer:
On this Remembrance Sunday we gather to worship together. We come to remember those who have died in war and those who have died keeping the peace. We come to be strengthened in our pursuit of peace. Let us come together this morning to offer our worship to God….let us pray…
O God, at this annual time of remembrance,
our thoughts turn to the fear and pain of war.
Come gently in our worship this morning
that we may know your peace –
not the peace of violence ignored,
but the true peace of injustice exposed
and reconciliation achieved.
We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Singing: Voices United # 527 ‘God! As With Silent Hearts’
Prayer of Confession
O Holy God, violence and hatred have so overwhelmed our world.
Today we remember and repent as we acknowledge that, even in our own lives,
hatred sometimes obscures love, and violence sometimes overcomes peace.
Heal us, O God, assist us as we work for peace in our community and world.
Call us again to live lives of love, caring, generosity, and concern.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
An Assurance of God’s Love
Listen to the vision of the prophets:
‘and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.’
Trust the God who longs for peace. We are forgiven, strengthened, empowered to be peacemakers in our world. Thanks be to God.
A Time of Remembrance – A Minute of Silence
At this time, we are going to have the traditional time for remembrance. We are going to listen to the trumpet play the Last Post and then there will be a minute of silence and after that the trumpet will play Reveille….
Singing: Voices United page # 806 ‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past’
We Listen for God’s Living Word
The Gospel of Luke 20:27-38 ‘A Question about the Resurrection’
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Thanks be to God.
Reflection: ‘All of Them Are Alive’ – Rev. D. Bruce Comrie
We Respond in Faith
Folk of Note Anthem: ‘I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me’
A Stewardship Moment: Question # 3 ‘What Do You Dream for KUC?’
Doxology: M.V. # 185 ‘Ev’ry Day Is A Day of Thanksgiving’ (Louise Rose version)
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication
The Passing of the Peace
May the Peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
Men’s Choral Group: ‘Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying’
Pastoral Prayers followed by the Lord’s Prayer (Voices United # 959)
We Are Sent Forth to Serve
Hymn: Voices United # 682 ‘O Day of Peace’
Announcements and Celebrations of the KUC Community
Commissioning and Benediction
Go forth from here with hearts of remembrance and thanksgiving.
Go forth trusting in God’s sheltering wings.
Let’s go forth in peace as we sing together….
Sung Closing: More Voices # 214 ‘May God’s Sheltering Wings’
(The Prayer of Confession was adapted from ‘Celebrating God’s Presence.’)