Remembrance & WW1 commemoration

There are excellent resources, including a complete downloadable service, on the CTBI website.  The items on this page are extras that may also be useful.


A selection of these might be used to fill in the time if you think you’re going to get to the silence too soon. 

God is our refuge and strength;
a very present help in trouble.
(Psalm 46.1)

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
and abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
Shall say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my stronghold,
my God, in whom I put my trust.’
(Psalm 91.1–2)

I lift up my eyes to the hills;
from where is my help to come?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.
(Psalm 121.1–2)

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.
(Lamentations 3.21–23)

Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
(Isaiah 40.31)

What does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
(Micah 6.8)

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
(Matthew 5.9)

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.’
(John 14.27)

No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
(John 15.13)

Jesus said, ‘In the world you face persecution.
But take courage; I have conquered the world.’
(John 16.33)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and God of all consolation,
who consoles us in all our affliction,
so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction, with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.
(2 Corinthians 1.3–4)

All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the Lord;
and all the families of the nations
shall bow before him.
(Psalm 22.27)

Remember how short my time is –
how frail you have made all mortal flesh.
(Psalms 89.47)

The righteous will never be shaken;
they will be held in everlasting remembrance.
(Psalm 112.6)

Then I remembered your mercy, O Lord,
and your kindness from of old,
for you rescue those who wait for you
and save them from the hand of their enemies.
(Ecclesiasticus 51.8)




WW1 all age liturgy ideas


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