Sunday 12 November 2023

Sunday 12 November 2023


Order of Service

Sunday 12 November 2023

Rev John Faris

Remembrance Sunday



Welcome & Announcements                                Denis Guiler

Introit                                                                     Lest we forget

Call to Worship

Hymn IPH 621                                                        Lord, the light of Your love is shining

Prayer of Adoration & Confession inc. Lord’s Prayer

Act of Remembrance:                                                                                                                  

The Citation

The Last Post – Simon Walsh, trumpet



Lamentations 3, verses 21-23

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;

They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness”.


Anthem                                                                   In Flanders Fields

Children’s Address                                                  Sandy Kane

Hymn SfW 65                                                         Lord I lift Your name on high

(Children leave for Sunday School)

Offering & Dedication

Bible Reading: Romans 12, 1-21                            Donald Milliken

Dona nobis pacem in terra (Grant us peace on earth)

Prayers of Intercession                                           Allison Meek

Hymn IPH 610                                                        Lord, You in Your perfect wisdom   


Hymn IPH 590                                                        Fold to your heart

National Anthem

Blessing & Benediction



In Flanders Fields                                   

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.



Based on the poem by John McCrea

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian surgeon, tended to those injured in the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. He wrote the poem after one of his closest friends was killed. McCrea noticed that wild poppies were already beginning to bloom between the simple wooden crosses marking the many makeshift graves.


The poem led to the adoption of the poppy as the Flower of Remembrance for the British and Commonwealth war dead.


McCrae was buried with full military honours in Wimereux Cemetery near Boulogne, France; the main street in Wimereux is now named Rue McCrae.



Earl Haig Poppy Appeal

We will allocate today’s loose cash to the above appeal. If you wish to contribute, please place your donation in the offering plate. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation, put money or a cheque (payable to Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church) in a plain envelope marked Poppy Appeal with your name and address. Contributions can also be made directly to Church bank account, please then email me saying what you have done.  Thank you, Denis.









As in previous years, we are looking for members of our congregation to join us again as we rehearse for the Carol Service on Thursdays from 7.00 to 8.00 pm in the Megaw Room. We will be singing beautiful music by Vivaldi and John Rutter.  Come and join us, get into the Christmas spirit, everyone is welcome!  For any questions or musical concerns, please speak to Deirdre or any member of the Choir.



The next meeting is on Tuesday 14 November in the Megaw Room when Eibhlinn Hutchinson, a member of the 19th Guide Rangers, who meet in our halls, will give an illustrated talk. She attended the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea last summer when the weather created problems during the occasion.  Everyone is welcome to come and hear about her experience.



A big thank you to all of our volunteers who have helped over the last couple of months to provide refreshments after the morning services. As January approaches, we are looking for volunteers to help us continue this provision on a Sunday morning. It would be great to see new volunteers coming forward to assist in any capacity. Whether you want to do it with a family member, a friend, an organisation within the Church or just assist someone else, please do sign up.


The new rota can be found on the Church noticeboard within the Foyer. For any questions, please contact Margaret Robinson at 07714 721748 or


Refreshments will be served by the Rainbows after church next Sunday 19 November and by the PW on Sunday 26 November.  Please do support our organisations if possible.


The Ulster Project is looking for teenagers who are currently in Year 11 to take part in the 2024 Project.  The approximate dates are the last week in June until the middle of July and the cost will be about £900.  If you have a Year 11 child who would be interested in applying for this opportunity to go to America as part of a cross-community group please talk to Bruce by Sunday 26 November.



The Committee will meet in the Megaw Room at 7.45 p.m. on Tuesday 28 November.


If you would like to have a notice included in the announcement sheet, please email


Please try to send your announcements to us by the Thursday prior to the Sunday service.

NI Charity NIC104325                                                                                           

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