St Saviour's Road 

St Leonards on Sea 

East Sussex 

TN38 0AS 

Sunday 8th November 2020

Remembrance Sunday

 


 

Confession

Lord God, our maker and our redeemer, this is your world and we are your people:
come among us and save us.

We have wilfully misused your gifts of creation;
Lord, be merciful: All forgive us our sin.

We have seen the ill-treatment of others
and have not gone to their aid;
Lord, be merciful: forgive us our sin.

We have condoned evil and dishonesty
and failed to strive for justice;
Lord, be merciful: forgive us our sin.

We have heard the good news of Christ,
but have failed to share it with others;
Lord, be merciful: forgive us our sin.

We have not loved you with all our heart,
nor our neighbours as ourselves;
Lord, be merciful:
forgive us our sin.

Collect for 3rd Sunday before Advent

God, our refuge and strength,

bring near the day when wars shall cease

and poverty and pain shall end,

that earth may know the peace of heaven

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen

 


 

Reading: Matthew 5:1-12


 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you

 


 


 


Intercessions

Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict,

and ask that God may give us peace:

for the service men and women

who have died in the violence of war,

each one remembered by and known to God;

may God give peace. God give peace.

 

For those who love them in death as in life,

offering the distress of our grief

and the sadness of our loss;

may God give peace. God give peace.

 

For all members of the armed forces

who are in danger this day,

remembering family, friends

and all who pray for their safe return;

may God give peace. God give peace.

 

For civilian women, children and men

whose lives are disfigured by war or terror,

calling to mind in penitence

the anger and hatreds of humanity;

may God give peace.  God give peace.

 

For peacemakers and peacekeepers,

who seek to keep this world secure and free;

may God give peace. God give peace.

 

For all who bear the burden and privilege of leadership,

political, military and religious;

asking for gifts of wisdom and resolve

in the search for reconciliation and peace;

may God give peace. God give peace.

 

O God of truth and justice,

we hold before you those whose memory we cherish,

and those whose names we will never know.

Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world,

and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm.

 

As we honour the past,

may we put our faith in your future;

for you are the source of life and hope,

now and for ever. Amen.

 

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be Your name,

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours,

now and for ever. AMEN

 



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