Online Worship for Remembrance, 14 November

There are Remembrance Services in the three churches this week (Burstow, 9.30am; Horne, 10am, Outwood, 10.45am) but as always, we have an online service, too, and all congregations, in church or online, will hear the same sermon. This week the online service is led by Revd Nicholas Calver.

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

You may also like to revisit the filmed Remembrance Service made last year which focuses on three of the servicemen commemorated at Burstow, Horne and Outwood:

Words for online service of Remembrance, 14 November 2021

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!

This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Let us pray

Collect for Remembrance Sunday
Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the King of all:
govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations, divided and
torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his
just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with
you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

A reading from Micah 4: 1-4
by Paul Daniels

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

by the Revd Nicholas Calver

And now, 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. 

All      We will remember them.

When you go home tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today.

Two minutes’ silence is 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

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.

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.

May God grant to the living, grace; to the departed, rest; to the Church, The Queen, 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.

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.   

© 1996 OUP
R Bridges (1844-1930) alt.
Based on the German of J Neander (1650-1680)

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.