November 7, 2021

November 7, 2021 – Remembrance Sunday

GOD BRINGS US TOGETHER

Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship (responsive)
The poppies are a reminder of war.
We pray for all those whose lives were lost in war.
The poppies grew after the fighting finished.
We pray for peace to take root in our world.
The poppies sit above our hearts.
We pray that God will help us to transform and change the world.

Prayer of Approach (together):
God of grace and glory,
we come together to remember the times of war which have touched our world, our nation, and our families.
Open our ears to hear again the truth of the past,
our eyes that we might see the reality of our world,
and open our hearts that we might work
for peace throughout the earth.
For we gather as your people, believing and
trusting in your promise of a better future, Amen.

Hymn: 527 VU God, As With Silent Hearts
Children’s Story and Lord’s Prayer.

GOD IS WITH US AS WE REMEMBER
“O Canada”
The Last Post and Silence Luke Dobson
Lament Scott Williams
Rouse Luke Dobson
Placing of the Wreath Captain Tim Hinds
Prayer for Remembrance (together)
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
and bring about harmony among the nations,
for we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, Amen.

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH SCRIPTURE

Responsive Reading: Psalm 121 (p. 844 VU)
First Reading: Micah 6:1-4
Second Reading: Romans 8:31-39
Gospel: John 15:12-17
Anthem In Remembrance (Eleanor Daley) Choir
Sermon: “No Greater Love”

GOD CALLS US TO RESPOND
Meditative Music Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
Prayers of the People
Hymn: 686 VU God of Grace and God of Glory
Commissioning and Benediction
Postlude

A warm welcome to everyone who is joining us for worship. May this be a time for you to draw closer to God. We gather asking God to help us build better relationships with our first nations neighbours in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. The services online are posted each week on our website (www.stjamesuc.com) and through social media (www.facebook.com/stjamesAntigonish )

This Remembrance Sunday bulletin is dedicated to the glory of God and in loving memory of the Hinds, Ashby, Morton and Jones Veterans by Tim Hinds and Michèle Ashby. We will remember them.

11 November is Remembrance Day. This year is the 100th anniversary of the poppy. Please wear your poppy with pride!

THIS WEEK AT ST. JAMES
Tuesday, November 9
3:00 pm Meditation Group meets in the Hall. For more information, please call Fran Wittgens, 902-863-3546.
Thursday, November 11
11:00 am No Virtual Coffee Time this week
6:30 pm Choir practices.

UPCOMING AT ST. JAMES
Tuesday, November 16
11:00 am The Community Hot Meal Program at St. James resumes. If you are interested in helping out please contact Pamela Cunningham.
7:00 pm The UCW General will meet on in the Sanctuary. All women of the congregation are invited to attend.

Sunday, November 21
10:30 am Our next celebration of Holy Communion. If you would like to pick up elements for the online service please call 902-862-2001 or email office@stjamesuc.com

Sunday, November 28
2:30 pm Clan Thompson Pipe Band and Friends – In Concert, A St. Andrews Celebration. Proceeds to St. James Choir. Proof of vaccination and ID required.

Social Justice is intertwined with poverty issues. Are you interested in/impacted by these issues? Check out: https://cpj.ca/report/poverty-trends-2021/ The report Poverty Trends 2021 – The Change We Need, by Natalie Appleyard discusses the following. “Using the latest data from Statistics Canada and research reports by advocacy groups across the country, Poverty Trends provides us with a snapshot of poverty in Canada from year to year. We maintain that poverty is a violation of people’s inherent rights and dignity and that the Government of Canada has a legal and moral obligation to take action to end poverty and inequity.”

Next Sunday’s Scripture

1 Samuel 1:4-20 • Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 • Mark 13:1-8

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