Act of dedication: 'Over the Top'

The act of dedication for Over the Top the poppy cascade. Watch the service of dedication and see the names of those remembered at North Baddesley. We warmly invite you to the Remembrance day service 11/11/18 0945 at All Saints before processing to St John the Baptist for 1050 

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The text of service

The welcome

In the light of Christ we welcome you as we wait and hope and pray for the ending of violence and bloodshed may the peace of Christ burn in our hearts and dawn in our world

Jesus said ‘peace I leave with you my peace I give to you I do not give to you as the world gives do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid

We gather at this church to recall the armistice that marked the beginning of the end of the First World

War one hundred years ago and to dedicate this poppy installation to the fallen, to God and to our commitment to work for peace.

We look back in sorrow for all those who suffered injury and loss; we recall those who are suffering in conflicts in our world today and we look forward to that day when the kingdoms of this world would be ordered by God's peaceable reign.

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We pray that all who look upon this display will be moved to remember the fallen and to commit to peace

The Reading

So we'll have our reading from Isaiah

The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks, and nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more

A special prayer for remmberance

Let us say together the collect

Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

The Lord's Prayer

As we look upon the wastes and sorrows of past and current conflicts, so we pray that the Lord will show us his mercy and forgiveness and extend his healing upon our broken world. And so we pray for the coming of God's kingdom in the words that Jesus give us:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

The dismissal and blessing

Go forth into the world in peace be
of good courage hold fast to that which is good;
render no one evil for evil;
support the weak;
help the afflicted;
honour everyone;
love and serve the Lord;
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit;
and the blessing of God Almighty
the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit
be with you and remain with you all always
Amen

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