WORSHIP ONLINE – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020

TIME: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
VIA VIDEO OR PHONE CONFERENCE

Dear friends, 

 We invite you to join us Sunday morning for our worship service online. At 10:30am, you can join in for a time of fellowship. We will also use this time to ensure you are properly connected, before we begin our service at 11:00am. Please state your name at the beginning of logging in. We encourage you to forward this email to friends and family who may want to join our online service. The login information is updated each week.

The Ministerial Team and the Board of Elders/Administrative Board
Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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ORDER OF WORSHIP

You are encouraged to prepare a piece of bread and juice and we will partake in Communion together.

23rd Sunday after Pentecost A
Remembrance Day Service
November 8, 2020

Welcome and Announcements:  Sarah Himaya

Gathering Music: Erika Steffer

Call to Worship: Sarah Himaya

Invocation:

Scripture Reading: Lowell Saguil
Amos 5: 18-24; I Thessalonians 4:13-18
Response to the Word
Lowell Saguil: The Word of God for the People of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Rev. Dr. Nancy Hardy
Text: Joshua 24: 1-3; 14-25
Meditation: “Choices”

ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
Introduction: Kenneth Ramirez

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them

– Lawrence Binyon

Congregation: We will remember them 

WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
WORLD WAR I 
(Read by Vivienne Robinson)

WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
WORLD WAR II   
(Read by Vivienne Robinson)

THOSE WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR II 
(Read by Karen Bowen) 

THOSE WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN IN THE MILITARY 
(Read by Karen Bowen ) 

The Last Post

Silence“In Flanders Field” 
(Read by Jaron De Los Trinos)

 In Flanders field 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.
– Lieut. Col. John McCrae

“High Flight”
(Read by Rae Condie)

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter – silvered wings;

Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.  Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrepassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

– John Gillespie Magee, Jr

Reveille

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer (recited)

The Offering: Sarah Himaya
Invitation to Stewardship:
We invite you to continue with your tithes and offering through one of the options below. We know many of you are facing challenges due to COVID-19 and offer understanding for any decision you make.

  1. Online through our page on Canada Helps
  2. Mail a cheque to Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6G 2N1
  3. Mail a cheque to Amando Osias, 29 Savona Drive, Etobicoke ON M8W 4

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper: Rev. Dr, Nancy Hardy

Invitation to the Table
Consecration and Participation
Prayer for the Bread: Patty Gail Peaker
Prayer for the Cup: Amando Osias

Closing Prayer  

Dismissal: “Go Now in Peace”

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
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.

For tip sheets and the latest news on COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization’s website by clicking here. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public