For the Faithful Who Have Answered
For the faithful who have answered when they heard your call to serve,
For the many ways you led them testing will and stretching nerve, For their work and for their witness as they strove against the odds, For their courage and obedience we give thanks and praise, 0 Go.
Many eyes have glimpsed the promise, many hearts have yearned to see.
Many ears have heard you calling us to greater liberty.
Some have fallen in the struggle, others still are fighting on.
You are not ashamed to own us. We give thanks and praise, 0 God.
For this cloud of faithful witness, for the common life we share, For the work of peace and justice, for the gospel that we bear, For the vision that our homeland is your love- deep, high, and broad
For the different roads we travel we give thanks and praise, 0 God.
Words written by Sylvia Dunstan
Let There be Peace on Earth
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God our creator, children all are we;
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony,
Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now, With ev'ry step I take let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
(repeat whole song)
Words by By Miller and Jill Jackson
0 God our Help in Ages Past
0 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 defense 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 soon bears us all away; We fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.
0 God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home.
Words by Isaac Watts
Let There Be Light
Let there be light, let there be understanding,
Let all the nations gather, let them be face to face;
Open our lips, open our minds to ponder, open the door od concord opening into grace;
Perish the sword, perish the angry judgement,
Perish the bombs and hunger, perish the fight for gain;
Hallow our love, hallow the deaths of martyrs, Hallow their holy freedom, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your spirit turn to language, Your people speak together, your spirit never fade;
Let there be light, open our hearts to wonder,
Perish the way of terror, hallow the world God made.
Words by Frances Wheeler Davi!
Go now In love and show you believe, Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there, watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and In love.
Welcome to our service today. We are delighted to welcome members of other community churches, of the Legion, and other community members who have gathered to commemorate the loot" anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War.
The commemorations will continue this afternoon in Ormstown on Church Street with the Cenotaph service, beginning about 1:30pm.
Also, at the end of the day, many churches in the region and around the country will be ringing their bells at sunset, 4:15-5pm. They will ring 100 times to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice tha..:: ended the First World War.
St Paul's UCW will be meeting Wednesday, November 14th at 1pm in the hall. All are welcome.
Please don't forget the great need of food in impoverished nations by supporting the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, please put envelopes in
the collection plate.
Barbara will be preparing a newsletter for next Sunday. If you wish to have an event included, for the church or the community, please let her know by Thursday at noon. You can call 450-829-3855 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin UCW will be holding its Christmas Dinner Wednesday, December 5th at noon. Please contact Joyce Patenaude at 450-2643579 by November 26th if you wish to attend.
ARMISTICE: 100 YEARS
Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old, to pause, to give thanks, and to remember.
La ceremonie du souvenir a joue un rOle majeur depuis 1931, lorsque chaque armee, a la onzieme heure du onzieme jour du onzieme mois, nous nous rassemblons dans les pares commemoratifs, les salles communautaires, les lieux de travail, les ecoles, les maisons et les eglises pour etre en P honneur de tous ceux qui sont tombees. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve.
The Royal Canadian Legion was born from the ashes of World War 1. This day, November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since the signing of the armistice that officially ended. WWI. En hommage a tous les Canadiens qui ont servi dans cette terrible guerre, la filial 196 est fiere de faire partie de ce service ecumenique special. Nous remercions le reverend Barbara Bryce de nous avoir inclus dans ce service.
Today, we take a moment to stop, to remember and to feel the joy that peace brought after so much death and destruction. Close to 61,000 Canadians were killed during the war and another 172,000 were wounded. If we are to remember those who fought, we need to drive home the message of the horror of war and its effects on the society that wages it. To this end, I would like to share a couple of stories with you this morning.
As the war wound down, the focus turned to liberating France and Belgium from the retreating Germans. The period from August 8 to November 11, 1918 was called Canada's Hundred Days. The Canadian troops spearheaded an advance from Amiens.
The final destination of Canadian troops was the city of Mons in Belgium. The troops pushed into the city and were engaged in house to house fighting when the armistice was declared.
Canadian soldier George Price holds the sad distinction of being the last Canadian and the last Commonwealth soldier to die in the war. A total of 10,000 men were killed, wounded or listed as missing from all participating armies on the last day of the war.
Private Price was a native of Port Williams, Nova Scotia. He then moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and joined the army there in October 1917.
"George was facing me," fellow soldier Art Goodworthy said. "And I was saying something to him when all of a sudden BANG! He fell into my arms. I could have cried. It was not an accidental shot. It was a sniper from way up the end of the street." Goodworthy said his Captain was stunned when he got the news and kept repeating, "But the war is over. The war is over."
The mayor of Mons is said to have written the following of the Canadian entry into his city.
"At five in the morning of the 11th, I saw the shadow of a man and the gleam of a bayonet advancing stealthily along that farther wall, near the Café des Princes. Then another shadow, and another. They crept across the square, keeping very low, and dashed north toward the German lines. I knew this was liberation. Then above the roar of artillery, I heard music, beautiful music. It was a.-,though the angels of Mons were playing. And then I recognized the song. It was 0 Canada. This was the signal. The whole population rushed into the square, singing and dancing, although the battle still sounded half a mile away."
My last story is in remembrance of the last two Canadian WWI veterans. Clare Laking was 18 when he defied his father's wishes and left the family farm to enlist. He arrived in France just after Vimy Ridge, serving as a signaller who ran telephone wire along the trenches. Though he was wounded by a German shell, he believe, he was the only farm boy from his area to return home alive. Clare Laking died on November 26, 2005, at the age of 106.
John Babcock was born on an Ontario farm in 1900. He enlisted to join the war at the tender age of 16. He lied about his age but 'found out and sent to the Boys Battalion. He never saw the front lines. He died at the age of 109 in February, 2010. These two men were the last of 600,000 Canadians who fought in the Great War.
Et nous n'oublier que les femmes canadiennes ont joue un role important dans la premiere guerre mondiale. Quelque deux milles infirmieres se sant enrolees dans le corps expeditionnaire canadien, et un autre mine a travaille pour le RAF. Plus de trente milles femmes travaillaient dans des usines de munitions, et des milliers d'autres ont pris du travail dans les bureaux du gouvernement, les banques, les fermes et les usines.
We, the members of the Royal Canadian Legion, and all Canadians, have been handed the torch of remembrance by our fallen comrades to hold it high and to never forget the sacrifices made in the name of Canada and for Canadians.
Nous nous souviendrons d'eux.
Lord God of hosts, be with us yet, Lest We forget. Lest We forget.
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