Remembrance Sunday – Amos 5:18-24

One: This is a day of remembrance.
All: Remembrance and more.
One: This is a day of tears.
All: Tears and more.
One: This is a day for our country.
All: Our country and more.
One: This is a day for our Forces.
All: Our Forces and more.
One: This is a day to remember and cry.
For our country and all countries.
For our people and all people.
For our soldiers and all soldiers.
All: This is a day for us
to recommit ourselves to justice,
to recommit ourselves to peace.

One: This is a day, as is every day –
All: that we must Never Forget.
One: In our remembering and in our living…
All: let us worship God.

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All Saints – Revelation 7:1-8

One: Who are God’s saints?
All: Those who God’s light shines through.
One: Who are God’s saints?
All: Those who God’s love lives through.
One: Who are God’s saints?
All: Those who God’s peace flows through.
One: Who are God’s saints?
All: You are God’s saint.
We are God’s saints.
All who live in God’s love
are God’s saints!

One: Well, then, Saints of God –
let us gather to remember
who we are
and whose we are!
All: Alleluia!

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Proper 25 – Matthew 22:34-40

Left: Love God.
Right: Love your neighbour.
Choir: Love yourself.
Right: Love God.
Left: Love your neighbour.
Choir: Love yourself.
One: What is the same?
All: Love.
One: What are we to do?
All: Love!
One: What are we to be?
All: LOVE!
One: With all our…
All: mind.
One: With all our…
All: heart.
One: With all our…
All: soul.
One: And so we gather:
All: Loving God,
loving our neighbours,
loving ourselves.

One: Alleluia!
All: ALLELUIA!

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Proper 24 – Matthew 22.15-22

1: What’s mine is mine.
2: What’s mine is mine.
1&2: And we don’t have to share.
All: Wait a moment!
1: What’s mine is MINE.
2: What’s MINE is MINE.
1&2: And we DON’T HAVE TO SHARE!
All: But it’s not!
1&2: Of course it is!
All: No, it’s not.
What’s mine is God’s.
What’s yours is God’s.
Of course we have to share!

1: What’s mine is God’s?
2: What’s mine is God’s?
All: Yes.
Everything is God’s.
Everyone is God’s.
We are simply given responsibility
to be responsible with it.
With them.
With everything.

1: We don’t always do a good job, do we?
2: We don’t often do a good job, do we?
All: Which is why we’re here.
To remind ourselves
of our relationships with each other,
of our relationships with everything,
of our relationship with God.

1: Then let’s gather.
2: Then let’s worship.
All: Then let’s be Christ’s people
here and everywhere!
Alleluia!

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Deuteronomy 8:7-17 – Thanksgiving

One: Every second of every minute,
every minute of every hour,
every hour of every day –
All: is God’s.
One: Every breath we take,
every heart that beats,
every laugh lived,
every tear dropped –
All: is God’s.
One: Gift of the Creator.
Gift of the Christ.
Gift of the Spirit-alive!
All: Gift of God!
One: And so we are –
All: joyful!
One: And so we are –
All: grateful!
One: And so we are –
All: thankful!
One: Alleluia!
All: Alleluia! ALLELUIA!

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Based on Psalm 133

One: Look and see!
All: The blessings of God,
when sisters and brothers
live in unity and hope!

One: Look and see!
All: The overflowing cup,
the oil of anointing,
the morning dew on God’s holy mountain!

One: Our moments of blessing,
our moments of celebration,
our moments of learning and wonder –
All: all of this with God!
Alleluia!

One: Alleluia!

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Mark 7.24-30

One: Who did Jesus come to teach?
All: Ev-‘ry-one!
One: Who did Jesus come to reach?
All: Ev-‘ry-one!
One: Girls and women, men and boys?
Saddened ones and full of joys?
Who did Jesus come to love?
All: Ev-‘ry-one!
One: With your spirit, Christ –
All: fill us.
One: With your wisdom, Christ –
All: teach us.
One: With your love, Christ –
All: send us.
So we can worship God,
with every moment of our lives.
Alleluia! Amen!

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Song of Solomon 2.8-13

One: God delights in creation.
All: God’s love is amazing!
One: God calls to all things,
“Arise, my love – and come away!”
All: God’s love is amazing!
One: The winter is past, everything is made new!
All: God’s love is amazing!
Delighted in, invited in, given new life –
we come to worship God.
Alleluia. Alleluia! ALLELUIA!

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1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14

One: As we discern God’s will –
All: we open ourselves to Adonai’s wisdom.
One: As we seek God’s wisdom –
All: we open ourselves to Christ’s call.
One: As we live out Christ’s call –
All: we open ourselves to transformation.
One: As we are transformed –
All: we worship God!
Alleluia!

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John 6.35,41-51

One: Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.”
All: What did he mean?
One: Jesus said, “Whoever eats this bread
will life forever.”
All: How could he make such promises?
One: Jesus said, “Whoever comes to me
will never be hungry,
whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
All: In our bodies?
One: In our souls!
This is the bread that fills the hungers
that the world cannot fill.
This is the bread that feeds the souls
as we walk the journey of life.
All: Jesus Christ is our manna
gift of God forever and ever.

One: In that gift, with that gift, through that gift –
All: We worship God.
Alleluia!

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