ST. john’s united church 32 Park St. Brockville, on k6V 2G4



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ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH

32 Park St. Brockville, ON K6V 2G4

613-345-5824 officestjohnsucc@cogeco.net

www.stjohnsbrockville.wordpress.com

Rev. Dr. Heather Froats

Anne Landon, BMus, AMus

November 8, 2015 10:30 am



IN THANKFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE SO MUCH THAT WE MAY LIVE FREELY.
Guest Trumpeter: Declan Dawes
THE GATHERING
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS; BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARIES

LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE



PROCESSION

O CANADA

O Canada, our home and native land,

True patriot love in all thy sons command

With glowing hearts, we see Thee rise

The true north strong and free

From far and wide, O Canada,

We stand on guard for Thee.

God keep our land, glorious and free.

O Canada, we stand on guard for Thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for Thee.


AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
READING OF THE NOMINAL ROLL Peter McNamee

LAST POST

A MOMENT OF SILENCE



LAMENT Bagpiper: Robert MacNaull

ROUSE/REVEILLE

ACT OF REMEMBRANCE Rev. Heather Froats



PLACING OF THE MEMORIAL WREATH Pat Wells
READING of In Flanders’ Fields Paige Reimann
In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago


We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:


To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

God save our gracious Queen,

Long live our noble Queen,

God save the Queen:

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,


Long to reign over us;

God save the Queen.


COLOUR PARTY EXIT

CALL TO WORSHIP
The grace of our Savior Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

PRAYER OF APPROACH
As we come into Your house, O God, we recognize that You have blessed us with people of strength, courage and conviction.

We are called to remember with grateful hearts all the men and women who put their lives on the line for the freedom of our nation.
We are called to remember all the gifts of your people as we raise up praise to you this day, dear God

We gather together at this time as your thankful children who treasure our freedom and long for world peace
God be with us.
HYMN: O God, Our Help in Ages Past Psalm 90, page 806
O God, our help in ages past

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home.


Under the shadow of thy 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 its frame,

From everlasting thou art God,

To endless years the same.


Time like an ever-rolling stream

Soon bears us all away;

We fly forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the opening day.


O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while troubles last,

And our eternal home.


PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Our precious Creator, you have blessed this world with so much. Yet, there are those whose will for power can destroy those around them. There are evils that we do not understand. Still you have provided us with individuals whose loyalty and bravery keeps the doors to freedom open. We are thankful for these men and women. Help us in our time of remembrance that we may do your will and work toward peace. May we never take these brave people or our personal freedom for granted. Our dear Lord, help us learn from our past.

Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
THE WORD PROCLAIMED

KIDS’ TIME



ANTHEM: In Flanders’ Field Arr. Benavente
SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11: 17- 30, 32-34 Susan Malanka

17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.

23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.

29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.

32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

SERMON


WE RESPOND TO THE WORD
HYMN: What a Friend we Have in Jesus #664
1 What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

all because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer.


2 Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged;

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,

who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

take it to the Lord in prayer.


3 Are we weak and heavy laden,

cumbered with a load of care?

Christ the Saviour is our refuge;

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do our friends despise, forsake us?

Are we tempted to despair?

Jesus' strength will shield our weakness,

and we'll find new courage there.


OFFERING
HYMN: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow #541
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

LORD’S PRAYER page 914


CLOSING HYMN: For the Healing of the Nations #678
1 For the healing of the nations,

God, we pray with one accord;

for a just and equal sharing

of the things that earth affords.

To a life of love in action

help us rise and pledge our word.


2 Lead us forward into freedom,

from despair your world release;

that, redeemed from war and hatred,

all may come and go in peace.

Show us how through care and goodness

fear will die and hope increase.


3 All that kills abundant living,

let it from the earth be banned:

pride of status, race or schooling,

dogmas that obscure your plan.

In our common quest for justice

may we hallow life's brief span.


4 You, Creator-God, have written

your great name on humankind;

for our growing in your likeness

bring the life of Christ to mind;

that, by our response and service,

earth its destiny may find.


COMMISSIONING & BLESSING

CHORAL AMEN

ORGAN POSTLUDE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

USHERS: Rosemarie Dow, Judy Browne, Stella McIntyre, Karen MacNaull COUNTERS: Judy Browne, Stella McIntyre, Karen MacNaull

BULLETIN SPONSOR: Michael & Cheryl Johnston

CARD CONVENER: Ann Faurschou 613-342-5735

NO SOS Today
THE TRANSITION TEAM is looking for congregational input on which direction we should take in our plans for the near future. On Sunday, November 15, we will have an important meeting after the service, and we would like as many people in attendance as possible. Please come out to hear the options we are considering!

2016 Giving Envelopes will be issued soon. If you are not currently receiving envelopes and would like to, please call the office. Also, this is an excellent time to consider using pre-authorized givings (PAR). All PAR givers will no longer receive preprinted envelopes, and will be assigned a new giving number for confidentiality. Please contact Brenda in the office by November 15 for any changes.

Annual Holiday Food Festival

Saturday, December 6th

9am- 2pm
Featuring:

Giant bake table, kitchen crafts, seasonal decorations,

Wilton cheese, new-to-you tables

Raffle tickets for a lovely quilt, a lap blanket and a baby blanket.

Soup & sandwich may be enjoyed for $7.00 from 11:00 until 1:00.


VISITATION TEAM MEETING- FOR THOSE ON THE TEAM AND THOSE INTERESTED IN JOINING THIS MINISTRY; WED. NOV. 18, 7PM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to participate in the Membership Committee. This committee maintains accurate records of membership transfers, deaths, marriages, and baptisms, and keeps count for statistical purposes. We need people to help make timely adjustments to our records, and to handle communications with other churches regarding transfers. Rev. Heather is also actively involved in this. Please contact Lillian McNamee at 613-345-5936 if you can help out a few hours a month.
Brockville Community Choir Concert- November 20 , 7:30pm.

“War and Peace” theme to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Tickets are $25.



SJU EVENTS CALENDAR

TODAY

WORSHIP 10:30AM

MON. NOV. 9

CHOIR 6:30PM

CROSSROADS CANINE DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS 7PM



TUES. NOV. 10

BEAVERS 6PM

WED.NOV.11

FINANCE/BUDGET MTG 7PM

THRS. NOV. 12

CUBS 6:30PM

WED. NOV. 18

VISITATION TEAM MTG 7PM

Wed. Nov. 25

Council 7pm

SAT. NOV. 28

QUEEN’S BAND/PARADE

Syrian Supper, 5pm, Christ United



SUN. NOV. 29

5TH SUNDAY BREAKFAST

ADVENT 1- Hanging of the Greens

Potluck Lunch

CAROL SERVICE 1PM



Please check bulletin boards for other events.


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