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Call to Worship

One: Are you prepared and waiting?
All: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
One: Are you awake? Are you alert?
All: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
One: Are you watching the signs? Are you interpreting what is happening today?
All: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
One: Do you see opportunities for ministry?
All: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
One: Do you see the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the needy?
All: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
One: Come, let us worship and lete us work in the reign of God.
All: Christ has extended the invitation: Let us work together in the reign of God on earth.

Hymn: “We pray for peace”
Tune: Greensleeves, Lyrics: Deborah Patterson

Remembrance A Poppy is to Remember
by Heather Patterson

Last Post (played by Debra Lacoste)

Silence

Reveille (played by Debra Lacoste)

Flanders Fields, read by the Youth of Knox Waterloo

Lighting of the Candle of Peace

Prayer of Remembrance & Peace

Peace Invocation: “Put peace into each other’s hands”
(Fred Kaan, John Bell.  From Common Ground #103)

Put Christ into each other’s hands,
he is love’s deepest measure;
in love make peace, give peace a chance,
and share it like a treasure.

Fun with the Young at Heart

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Presentation of our offering:

Offertory: “In Remembrance” (Eleanor Daley)
Performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano and Dana Harrison

Lord of All Good (Louis Bourgeois, Albert F. Bayly, from Sing the Journey #60)

Lord of all good, our gifts we bring to you
Use them your holy purpose to fulfill
Tokens of love and pledges brought anew
That our whole life is offered to your will
Lord of all good, our gifts we bring to you

Prayer of Dedication (unison)

Generous and loving God,
We give thanks that you have given your faithful people a love for justice and the gift of generosity.
Bless these gifts
and with them reveal your goodness
As we await the coming of your peace.
Amen.

Scripture Matthew 25:1-13

Hymn: #662  “Those who wait on the Lord”

Message: “Dynamic Waiting”

Musical Reflection: “Song for Peace”
(Allister MacGillvray, arr. Diane Loomer)
Performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Pastoral Prayer 

Hymn of the Month:  Rain Down (Jaime Cortez From Sing the Journey #49)

Chorus:
Rain down, Rain down
Rain down your love on your people
Rain down, Rain down
Rain down your love, God of life

Verse 1:
Faithful and true is the Word of our God
All of God’s works are so worthy of trust
God’s mercy falls on the just and the right
Full of God’s love is the earth

Verse 2:
We who revere and find hope in our God
live in the kindness and joy of God’s wing.
God will protect us
from darkness and death;
God will not leave us to starve.

Benediction

Sending Song “Walk with me”
Copyright 1988 Estate of John S.Rice
From Voices United

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License # 2580326
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