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CHURCH OF SS. MARY & JOHN NUGEGODA Remembrance Sunday “ Vigilant Preparation for Death”
Leader Response We meet in the presence of God Hymn who knows our needs, hears our cries, feels our pain, and heals our wounds. 139
“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.” 1 Thess 4: 14 Introductory Sentence
Leader Blessed be God. Response Blessed be God’s reign forever Amen Invitation To Confession Let us confess to God the sins and shortcomings of the world; its pride, its selfishness, its greed; its evil divisions and hatreds. Let us confess our share in what is wrong, and our failure to seek and establish that peace which God wills for God’s children.
Confession Silence Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen. Absolution May God our Father forgive us our sins and bring us to the eternal joy of his kingdom, where dust and ashes have no dominion. Amen.
Jesus Christ, the King of glory, Everlasting Son of God, Humble was your virgin mother, Hard the lonely path you trod: By your cross is sin defeated, Hell confronted face to face, Heaven opened to believers, Sinners justified by grace. The 2nd part of Te Deum Laudamus
Christ, at God’s right hand victorious, You will judge the world you made; Lord, in mercy help your servants For whose freedom you have paid: Raise us up from dust to glory, Guard us from all sin today; King enthroned above all praises, Save your people, God, we pray. 188.8.131.52.D
Collect O God, lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth; lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust; lead us from hate to love, from war to peace. Let our hearts, our world, our universe, be filled with God’s peace, peace, peace. Amen
Old Testament Amos 5:18 - 24 18 How terrible it will be for you who long for the day of the Lord! What good will that day do you? For you it will be a day of darkness and not of light. 19 It will be like someone who runs from a lion and meets a bear! Or like someone who comes home and puts his hand on the wall—only to be bitten by a snake! 20 The day of theLord will bring darkness and not light; it will be a day of gloom, without any brightness.
21 The Lord says, “I hate your religious festivals; I cannot stand them! 22 When you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; I will not accept the animals you have fattened to bring me as offerings. 23 Stop your noisy songs; I do not want to listen to your harps. 24 Instead, let justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.
Reader This is the word of the Lord Response Thanks be to God Psalm 78: 1 – 7 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever I will sing, I will sing. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord. Silence
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, 3 things that we have heard and known, that our ancestors have told us. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever I will sing, I will sing. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.
4 We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. 5 He established a decree in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever I will sing, I will sing. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.
6 that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and rise up and tell them to their children 7 so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever I will sing, I will sing. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.
New Testament 1 Thessalonians 4 : 13 – 18 13 Our friends, we want you to know the truth about those who have died, so that you will not be sad, as are those who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will take back with Jesus those who have died believing in him. 15 What we are teaching you now is the Lord's teaching:
16 There will be the shout of command, the archangel's voice, the sound of God's trumpet, and the Lord himself will come down from heaven. Those who have died believing in Christ will rise to life first; 17 then we who are living at that time will be gathered up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. 18 So then, encourage one another with these words.
Silence Reader This is the word of the Lord Response Thanks be to God Hymn Gospel Acclamation Hallelu Yah! “Stay awake and be ready! For you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” Mt 24: 42a, 44 296
Gospel Matthew.25:1 - 13 Response Glory to Christ Our Saviour “ At that time the Kingdom of heaven will be like this. Once there were ten young women who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and the other five were wise.3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any extra oil with them, 4 while the wise ones took containers full of oil for their lamps.
5 The bridegroom was late in coming, so they began to nod and fall asleep. 6 “It was already midnight when the cry rang out, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come and meet him!’ 7 The ten young women woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 Then the foolish ones said to the wise ones, ‘Let us have some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9 ‘No, indeed,’ the wise ones answered, ‘there is not enough for you and for us. Go to the store and buy some for yourselves.’
10 So the foolish ones went off to buy some oil; and while they were gone, the bridegroom arrived. The five who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was closed. 11 “Later the others arrived. ‘Sir, sir! Let us in!’ they cried out. 12 ‘Certainly not! I don't know you,’ the bridegroom answered.” 13 And Jesus concluded, “Watch out, then, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Sermon Reader This is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Response Act of Commitment Let us commit ourselves to responsible living and faithful service Praise to Christ our Lord
Leader Will you strive for all that makes for peace? Response We will Leader Will you seek to heal the wounds of war? Response We will Leader Will you work for a just future? Response We will
Response 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; through Jesus Christ our risen redeemer. Amen
Jesus says: ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.’ cf John 14.27 Introduction to The Greeting of Peace Leader The peace of the Lord be always with you. And Also With You Response
And now we give you thanks because through him you have given us the hope of a glorious resurrection; so that, although death comes to us all, yet we rejoice in the promise of eternal life; for to your faithful people life is changed, not taken away; and when our mortal flesh is laid aside an everlasting dwelling place is made ready for us in heaven. Proper Preface Hymn 361
God of peace, whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom and restored the broken to wholeness of life: look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your healing power make whole both people and nations; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen Post Communion Prayer
God grant to the living, grace; to the departed, rest; to the Church and all humankind, peace and concord; and to us and all his servants, life everlasting; and the blessing of God almighty the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always Amen. Blessing
Dismissal Response Go in Peace to Love and serve the Lord. Hymn 99 In the name of Christ Amen