WORSHIP service NOVEMBER 6 2022
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AT rOWNTREE MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH




Poppy painting by James Traquair

  

 Reflection:  "Sharing Their Stories"
Rev. Wendy Noble

 

Below is a shortened version of the live Sunday service,
which had more music and prayers and a social time before and after.
 

INTROIT:  A GI's Reflection (The Lost Ones).  Adapted from I Dream of You by M. Kroll and Don Justin. 1942.
                   James Traquair, tenor, and Norman Abbott, piano.    Public Domain.          
 

WE GATHER AS GOD'S PEOPLE:

--Acknowledgement of the Territory:
  

Land is sacred and holy.  Community is sacred and holy.  Land and community are inextricably linked.  We all know what it is like to go home, that such an idea is tied to place and people.  We also know that home can mean more than one thing to us, with different feelings attached to each place that we call home.  This land has been home to Indigenous peoples for thousands of years.  It is also home to many others, but for less time.  Treaties were signed between the ancient dwellers on this land and the more recently arrived peoples.  These treaties define both rights and responsibilities for all who live here.  We give thanks for the peaceful sharing of this land, the traditional land of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Chippewa Nations), the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois and Oneida Nations), the Lenape (Delaware People), the Attawandaron (Neutral Nation or Algonquin people) and the Wendat (Huron People), as well as other Indigenous peoples who preceded them.  We promise to abide by the responsibilities laid out in the treaties, which guide the relationship between all dwellers on this land.  We acknowledge that we are treaty people, as we live, work, play and worship on this land.

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Sharing the Light of Christ

--Call to Worship, Opening Prayer and the Lord's Prayer

                       
--In Flanders Field by John McCrae. Read by Val Hodgins.
 
WE HEAR GOD'S WORD: Scripture  

           Psalm 98
           Romans 8:  select verses
           John: 15:9-17     
          

Ministry of Music:

Ministry of Music:

           Hymn to Freedom
by Oscar Peterson. Sung by  the combined church choirs and
           accompanied by Ryan Baxter, piano.
   

 
WE HEAR GOD'S WORD: Reflection:  "Sharing Their Stories"

WE RESPOND IN LOVE:

--Prayers of the People

--Prayer of Dedication

WE WALK IN GOD'S WAY:

--Blessing and Commissioning
 

POSTLUDE:    Piper Fraser Gibson.

                     
 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING AUDIO FILES ONE AT A TIME
TO HEAR THE ABOVE SECTIONS OF THE SERVICE


Introit: A GI's Reflection

   

 

In Flanders Field:

 

Scripture:

 

 

Reflection:

   

 

Prayers of the People:

   

 

Postlude: not recorded

    

 

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