Virtual Services

Remembrance Sunday – 8th November 2020 Live Service online from 10:15am

For the original live stream – please use this link.

Welcome

Good Morning everyone and a warm welcome to all of you, who are joining in with this service and Act of Remembrance.

Introduction

We come from scattered lives to worship God, whose purposes are good; who loves us, though we have failed in his service;
who gave Jesus Christ for the life of the world;
who by his Holy Spirit leads us in his way.
As we give thanks for his great works,
we remember those who have lived and died in his service
and in the service of others;
we pray for all who suffer through war and are in need;
we ask for his help and blessing that we may do his will

All:

Faithful Heavenly Father, whose word is life:
come with saving power
to free our praise,
inspire our prayer
and shape our lives
for the kingdom of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
  

Worship

Song: To God be the Glory

To God be the glory great things He has done
So loved He the world that He gave us His son
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the life gate that all may go in

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord let the earth hear His voice
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord let the people rejoice
Come to the Father through Jesus the Son
Give Him the glory great things He has done

O perfect redemption the purchase of blood
To every believer the promise of God
The vilest offender who truly believes
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord let the earth hear His voice
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord let the people rejoice
Come to the Father through Jesus the Son
Give Him the glory great things He has done

Great things He has taught us great things He has done
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder our worship when Jesus we see

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord let the earth hear His voice
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord let the people rejoice
Come to the Father through Jesus the Son
Give Him the glory great things He has done

Confession

Let us confess to God the sins and shortcomings of the world;
its pride, its selfishness, its greed;
its evil divisions and hatreds.
Let us confess our share in what is wrong,
and our failure to seek and establish that peace
which God wills for his children.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word, and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy
forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly, love mercy,
and walk humbly with you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, have mercy upon us,
pardon and deliver us from all our sins,
confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,
and keep us in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Song: Lord for the years

Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive Your people’s praise.

Lord, for our land in this our generation,
spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

Lord, for our world when we disown and doubt him,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us –
self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

Word

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 ‘Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5
1-12

Talk

A Prayer for Remembrance Sunday

O Lord, our maker and our strength,
from whose love in Christ we can never be parted either by death or defeat:
May our remembrance this day deepen our sorrow for the loss and wastes of war,
make us more grateful to those who courageously gave their lives to defend this land and commonwealth;
and may all who bear the scars and memories of conflicts,
past and present, know your healing love
for the sake of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
Amen.

Song: Make me a channel of your peace

Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love
Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord
And where there’s doubt, true faith in You
Oh Master, 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

Oh Master, 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
It is pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life

Witness

Prayers

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

We pray for the leaders of the nations,
that you will guide them in the ways of freedom, justice and truth.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our Prayer

We pray for those who bear arms on behalf of the nation,
that they may have discipline and discernment,,
courage and compassion.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our Prayer

We pray for our enemies, and those who wish us harm,
that you will turn the hearts of all to kindness and friendship.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our Prayer

We pray for the wounded and the captive,
the grieving and the homeless,
that in all their trials they may know your love and support.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our Prayer

Most Holy God and Father,
hear our prayers for all who strive for peace
and all who fight for justice.
Help us, who today remember the cost of war;
to work for a better tomorrow;
and as we commend to you lives lost in terror and conflict,
bring us all, in the end, to the peace of your presence;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray

 All   Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

Amen

Song: O God, our help in ages past,

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:

Beneath the shadow of they throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure:
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou are God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight
Are like an eveni8ng gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guard whole troubles last,
And our eternal home.

Act of Remembrance

Let us remember before God,
those who have died for their country in war;
those whom we knew, and whose memory we treasure;
and all who have lived and died in the service of the peoples of the world.

The list of those to be remembered by name, then to be read:

Names of those from our parish who died in the Two World Wars

 

1914-1918 War

Hedley Bishop                                 Roy Milner

Tom Fisher                                      James Parker

James Green                                   Albert Pinder

Herbert Hill                                      Charles Turner

Robert Martin                                  Bernard Turner

 

1939 – 1945 War

Stephen Atkin                                  Fred Johnson

Malcolm Davidson                           Kenneth Seals

William Foulston                              S. P. Sharp

Douglas Garnett                              Kenneth Webster

Victor Glossop                                 Vincent Webster

Sidney Hopperton                            Edna Mary Wilkin

Ernest Jacques

Then ring the bell 11 times

Then the Last Post

11:00am  Here follows the SILENCE

Then the Reveille is sounded

 

They shall grow not 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.

We will remember them

When you go home tell them of us and say,

for your tomorrow we gave our today

Almighty Father, we remember before you those who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom, and we pray that the justice and peace for which they fought may become established today among the families of the nations: We ask this in Him who taught us to pray for the coming of your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Act of Commitment

Let  us pledge ourselves anew to the service of God and our fellow men and women:

that we may help, encourage and comfort others,

and support those working for the relief of the needy

and for the peace and welfare of the nations.

All say together

Lord God our Father,
we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind,
in the cause of peace;
for the relief of want and suffering;
and for the praise of your name.
Guide us by your Spirit;
Give us wisdom;
give us courage;
give us hope;
and keep us faithful, now and always.

Amen.

The National Anthem is played

Blessing

God grant to the living grace,
to the departed rest,
to the Church, the Queen, the Commonwealth
and all people, unity, peace and concord,
and to us and all God’s servants, life everlasting.
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you all and remain with you always.

Amen

Reminder

If you have any feedback on this service or any other ideas, suggestions or contributions, for future services please do send these to comments@allsaintstotley.church

There are also the sermons available from the Bishop’s senior staff here: https://www.sheffield.anglican.org/video-sermons.

Community

The community of S17 has drawn together during these unusual times in a very special way. This is reflected in the great work of the S17 COVID-19 Community Support group.

The group aims to support those in the community who may be in need and to provide a support network to the S17 community at this time.

“If there are needy people in our community let’s ensure we help them out with things like bringing shopping to their door.”

The Wardens of All Saints Totley have been producing regular newsletters with helpful links, thoughts and resources. The latest of these is here.

We have also started to add resources for the younger members of our church, to add to this virtual service. They can be found here, and here.