Call to Worship
One: Let us begin our time of worship with a moment of remembrance.
All: We remember fallen soldiers, and the sacrifice they made for the sake of others.
One: Let us begin our time of worship with a moment of thanksgiving.
All: We thank God for brave men and women that have given their lives so that we may worship without fear.
One: Let us begin our time of worship with a moment of silence; for a moment is the least we can do for those that gave their eternity.
Hymn “God of All the Nations”
All: God of every nation, as we remember those that gave their life for our sake, let us be stirred to action in their memory. We confess that we have not done all that is possible to promote peace and justice in our world. We have not loved our neighbors, let alone our enemies. Forgive us for failing to live up to your commandments. Empower us to work for your Kingdom in this world, and welcome us by your grace into your Kingdom in the next. Amen.
Click here to see a Veteran’s Day Litany, which can be appropriate for Memorial Day as well.
Click here to read another reflection about Memorial Day and our struggle for peace.
Click here to read a reflection after doing a funeral at the Rock Island National Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend
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