Order of Service
Sunday 12 November 2023
Rev John Faris
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 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
AFTER CHURCH TEA and COFFEE
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 email@example.com.
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 NewtownbredaAnnouncements@outlook.com
Please try to send your announcements to us by the Thursday prior to the Sunday service.
NI Charity NIC104325 www.newtownbreda.org