Online Worship on 13 November, Remembrance Sunday

This week, 13 November, Remembrance Sunday, there is a service of Morning Worship at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, followed by an Act of Remembrance; a service of Morning Worship at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne, followed by an Act of Remembrance and at St John, Outwood, an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in the churchyard at 10.50am followed by a service of Morning Worship in church. On Sunday afternoon there is Cafe Church at 3pm in Smallfield Church Hall. And as always, there is an online service here, too, which this week is led by the Revd Nicholas Calver

To follow today’s online service just click on the arrow here and find the words below.

All my hope on God is founded;
He doth still my trust renew;
Me through change and chance he guideth,
Only good and only true.
God unknown, He alone
calls my heart to be his own.

Human pride and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray his trust;
What with care and toil he buildeth
Tow’r and temple, fall to dust.
But God’s pow’r, hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tow’r.

God’s great goodness aye endureth,
Deep his wisdom, passing thought;
Splendour, light and life attend him,
Beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore, from his store
New-born worlds rise and adore.

Still from earth to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done,
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ his Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
ye who follow shall not fall.

The Collect for Peace
Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed; kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace; and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquillity your Kingdom may go forward, till the earth be filled with the knowledge of your love: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The readings
by Steve Longhurst

The first reading is Micah 4: 1-4

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.

The Gospel reading is John 15: 9-17

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

by Revd Nicholas Calver

Let us remember before God all those who have died amid the tragedy of war; all those whom we knew, and whose memory we treasure; and all those who have lived and died in the service of mankind.

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.

Two minutes’ silence are kept

Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or life:  hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day; fulfil in them the purpose of your love; and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

The anthem is ‘For the Fallen’

Words by Lawrence Binyon, 1869-1943; music by Malcolm Archer, b. 1952.
Sung by the choir of St Mary’s, Horne on 11 November 2019

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,

And now let us pledge ourselves to the service of God and all mankind.

Lord God our Father, we pledge ourselves to serve you and all people, 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.

Now let us join together to pray for the coming of God’s kingdom of peace in the words of the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

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 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 her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

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

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
will bear us all away;
we fade and vanish, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guide while troubles last,
And our eternal home!


May God grant to the living, grace; to the departed, rest; to the Church, The King, the Commonwealth, and all people, peace and concord; and to us and all his servants, life everlasting; and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, come down upon you and remain with you always.  Amen.

The National Anthem is sung

God save our gracious King,
long live our noble King,
God save the King.
Send him victorious,
happy and glorious,
long to reign over us:
God save the King

Thy choicest gifts in store
on him be pleased to pour,
long may he reign:
may he defend our laws,
and ever give us cause
to sing with heart and voice
God save the King!

Organist: Peter Nye

\Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257.

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.