Remembrance Ceremony

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I lift up my eyes to the hills –
from whence will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
This I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning.
We meet in the presence of God.
We 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.
Hymn #415 “O God Our Help in Ages Past”
The Tryst
They shall not grow 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.
RESPONSE: We will remember them.
The Piper’s Lament
The Two Minutes of Silence
The Kohima Epitaph
When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
RESPONSE: For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.
The Prayer with the Lord’s Prayer
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,
bring justice to all peoples
and establish harmony among the nations.
We pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict,
for those who have suffered grief and loss in war
May God give peace to their souls.
We pray also for all members of the armed forces who are in danger this day, remembering
family, friends and all who long for their safe return;
for peace-makers and peace-keepers, who seek to keep this world secure and free;
Lord give guidance and wisdom.
We pray for all who bear the burden and privilege of leadership, political, military and
religious; give them strength as they seek peace and justice for this world.
Loving God, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish,
and those whose names we will never know.
Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world,
and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm.
As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future;
for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever.
This prayer we offer in the precious name of Jesus, who taught us all to pray, saying…
A poem for Remembrance Sunday
Hymn #109 “For All the Saints” (vs. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
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