Download our 3 churches newsletter for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A), Issue 42/17 below.
Extracts from an Order of Service for Remembrance Sunday composed by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland:
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.
O God of truth and justice, 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.
Let us commit ourselves to responsible living and faithful service.
Merciful God, we offer to you the fears in us that have not yet been cast out by love: May we accept the hope you have placed in the hearts of all people,
And live lives of justice, courage and mercy;
When you go home tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow we gave our today.
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