Past Services

Evening Remembrance Service at St Mary’s

Introduction

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6.8

We meet in the presence of God. 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.

Remembering

Hymn

O God our help in ages past

Confession

Lord, have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought, word and deed, and have failed to do what we ought to have done.

We are sorry and truly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us, forgive us all that is past and lead us in his way to walk as children of light.

Amen.

Absolution

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Collect

Almighty Father, your 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; grant this for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.

Amen

We Remember

Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; for this reason I lay this command upon you today.

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Deuteronomy 15:15

Luke 22:19

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 28:20

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.

Psalm 22:27

Prayers

May God give peace.

God give peace

All join together in the Lord’s Prayer,

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.

Amen.

Responding in Hope and Commitment

The Kohima Epitaph

When you go home tell them of us and say,

for your tomorrow we gave our today.

Final Hymn

The Church is One Foundation

The Blessing

God grant to the living grace, to the departed rest, to the Church, the Queen, the Commonwealth and all people, unity, peace and concord, and to us and all God’s 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.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.