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Remembrance Sunday
Guest Speaker
Sunday, November 7, 2021

 As we gather, we recognize that we live, work and play in the traditional lands of the Cowichan Tribes and Coast Salish People.  We continue to commit ourselves to the work of reconciliation and relationship-building with our First Nations neighbours.  



Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.              Matthew 5.3


O come, let us worship.  


Act of Remembrance


O Canada! Our home and native land!

True patriot love, in all of us 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.  



The Last Post  





Prayer of Remembrance  


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.      



Lament for the Fallen   

(Wayne Coombs)  





Collect of the Day  

Eternal God,

who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning,

grant us so to hear them, read, mark learn, and inwardly digest them,

that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  




The Proclamation of the Word


1st Reading:  Wisdom 3.1-9                    


The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.      



Psalm 116.1-8


I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;     

he heard my cry for mercy.


Because he turned his ear to me,     

I will call on him as long as I live.  


The cords of death entangled me,     

the anguish of the grave came over me;     

I was overcome by distress and sorrow.


Then I called on the name of the Lord:     

“Lord, save me!”  


The Lord is gracious and righteous;     

our God is full of compassion.


The Lord protects the unwary;     

when I was brought low, he saved me.  


Return to your rest, my soul,     

for the Lord has been good to you.  


For you, Lord, have delivered me from death,     

my eyes from tears,     

my feet from stumbling,  



Eternal God,

faithful in your tender compassion, you give us hope for our life here and hereafter through the victory of your only Son. When we share his cup of salvation, revive in us the joy of this everlasting gift. We ask this in his name.  Amen.  



2nd Reading:  1 Peter 1.3-9 


The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.  


Gospel Processional:

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

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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.  


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

bears all our years away;

they 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.  


The Lord be with you.

And also with you.      


The Holy Gospel according to John

Glory to you, Jesus Christ.  


Gospel: John 6.37-40


The Gospel of Christ.

Praise to you, Jesus Christ.  


Sermon: Reverend Ted Eden  



Thanks be to God.  Amen.     



 The Apostles Creed:

Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say:  


I believe in God,

the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.   I

believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.  Amen.     



The Prayers of the People  


By your incarnation and your birth in poverty, by your baptism, your fasting, and your trials in the desert,

O Lord,hear our prayer;

Lord, have mercy.                  


By your agony in the garden, by your cross and passion, by your death and burial, by your resurrection and ascension, and by the gift of your Holy Spirit,

O Lord, hear our prayer;                

Lord, have mercy.                  


In times of trouble and in times of well-being, at the hour we die and on the day of your glory,

O Lord, hear our prayer;                

Lord, have mercy.                  


Deliver us from war and violence, from hardness of heart and from contempt of your love and your promises;

O Lord, hear our prayer;

Lord, have mercy.                  


Enlighten our lives with your word, that in it we may find our way and our hope;

O Lord, hear our prayer;

Lord, have mercy.                  


For all who have consecrated their lives to the kingdom of God,

Anna, our Bishop; Rev. Gillian Davies; Bishop Lesley Wheeler-Dame; Rev. Brian and Rev. Ted.

O Lord, hear our prayer;                

Lord, have mercy.                  


For those who are lonely, sick, hungry, persecuted, and are in need of God’s healing touch.

We pray for: Roy & Gail; Sue; John; Steve; Maureen; Michelle; Shelia; Joseph; and Mark.               

O Lord, hear our prayer;

Lord, have mercy.                  


Assist your people in every land, govern them in peace and justice, defend them from the enemies of life;

O Lord, hear our prayer;

Lord, have mercy.  


Confession and Absolution

Dear friends in Christ,

God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy;

God welcomes sinners and invites them to the table.

Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.  


Most merciful God:

We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  

For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us,

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your name.  Amen.  



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





Distance-Sharing of The Peace 


The Celebration of the Eucharist.  



Offertory Hymn: 

The Lord is My Shepherd

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The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want:

he makes me down to lie

in pastures green; he leadeth me

the quiet waters by.  


My soul he doth restore again,

and me to walk doth make

within the paths of righteousness,

even for his own name’s sake.  


Yea, though I walk through death’s dark vale,

yet will I fear no ill;

for thou art with me, and thy rod

and staff me comfort still.  


My table thou hast furnished

in presence of my foes;

my head thou dost with oil anoint,

and my cup overflows.  


Goodness and mercy all my life

shall surely follow me,

and in God’s house for evermore

my dwelling place shall be. 



Prayer over the Gifts


Gracious God,

your word to us is food indeed.

Receive all we offer you this day, and let your loving-kindness be our comfort,

for the sake of Jesus Christ, your living Word.   



Eucharistic Prayer #3


The Lord be with you.

And also with you.                  

Lift up your hearts.                

We lift them to the Lord.                  

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.                

It is right to give our thanks and praise.                  


Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of heaven and earth;                

in the multitude of your saints you have surrounded us with so great a cloud of witnesses,          that we, rejoicing in their fellowship, may run with patience the race that is set before us,          and together with them receive the crown of glory that never fades away.

Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all who have served you in every age,              we raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name:                 


Holy, holy, holy Lord,        

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.  

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.  


We give thanks to you, Lord our God, for the goodness and love you have made known to us in creation;  

in calling Israel to be your people;    

in your Word spoken through the prophets;

and above all in the Word made flesh,  Jesus your Son.  

For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Saviour and  Redeemer of the world.                

In him, you have delivered us from evil,  and made us worthy to stand before you.  In him, you have brought us  out of error into truth,  out of sin into righteousness,  out of death  into life.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death,  a death he freely accepted,  our Lord Jesus Christ took bread;  and when he had given thanks to you,  he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said,

“Take, eat:    this is my body which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”  

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said,

“Drink this, all of you: this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many  for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”


Therefore, Father, according to his command,

we remember his death,               

we proclaim his resurrection,

we await his coming in glory;  

and we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving  to you, Lord of all;

presenting to you, from your  creation, this bread and this wine.  

We pray you, Gracious God,  

to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts,  

that they may be the sacrament of the body of Christ and his blood of the new covenant.

Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice,  

that we, made acceptable in him, may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.


In the fullness of time, reconcile all things in Christ, and make them new,

and bring us to that city of light where you dwell with all your sons and daughters;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation,  

the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation;  

by whom, and with whom, and in whom,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, now and forever.  Amen.      




The Lord’s Prayer  


As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,

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 that 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.  



The Breaking of the Bread


“I am the bread of life,” says the Lord.      

“ Whoever comes to me will never be hungry;

whoever believes in me will never thirst.”               


Taste and see that the Lord is good;               

happy are they who trust in him Amen.  


The gifts of God for the People of God.  

Thanks be to God.  



The Administration of Communion  


Musical Interlude-

For the Healing of the Nations

Copyright Protected.  Unable to post lyrics.



Prayer After Communion

Living God,

in the eucharist, you fill us with new hope. May the power of your love, which we have known in word and sacrament,  

continue your saving work among us, and bring us to the joy you promise.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Glory to God,

whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. 



The Blessing




Closing Hymn:

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

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Eternal Father, strong to save,

whose arm restrains the restless wave,

who bids the mighty ocean deep

its own appointed bounds to keep:

we cry, O God of majesty,

for those in peril on the sea.  


O Christ, whose voice the waters heard

and hushed their raging at your word,

who walked across the surging deep

and in the storm lay calm in sleep:

we cry, O Lord of Galilee,

for those in peril on the sea.  


Creator Spirit, by whose breath

were fashioned sea and sky and earth;

who made the stormy chaos cease

and gave us life and light and peace:

we cry, O Spirit strong and free,

for those in peril on the sea.  


O Trinity of love and power,

preserve their lives in danger’s hour;

from rock and tempest, flood and flame,

protect them by your holy name,  

and to your glory let there be

glad hymns of praise from land and sea.  



Go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

Thanks be to God.  Alleluia!                             


God Save Our Gracious Queen   


God save our gracious Queen,

long live our noble Queen:

God save the Queen.

Send her victorious,

long to reign over us,

God save the Queen.  


Thy choicest gifts in store

on her be pleased to pour;

long may she reign.

May she defend our laws,

and ever give us cause

to sing with heart and voice,

God save the Queen.  


Our loved dominion bless

with peace and happiness

from shore to shore;

and let our nation be

loyal, united, free,

true to herself and thee

for evermore. 



In Flanders Fields

John McCrae - 1872-1918  

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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.  



 The recording ends.