Order of Service 2021

WELCOME Jonathan Meads

O Canada, our home and native land
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

GREETING Andy Schildhorn
As year follows year, we assemble here to honour those
heroic men and women who made the supreme sacrifice to
ensure that we, who survive, and generations to come, might
live in peace and be free to pursue, within the bounds of
decency, law and order, a way of life each one of us may
choose. Many others have died since their active day of
service to their country, and today we remember them too.

Eternal Father, strong to save
whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
its own appointed limits keep:
O hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea
O trinity of love and power
our brethren shield in danger’s hour
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
protect them wheresoe’er they go:
thus ever more shall rise to thee
glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
William Whiting (1825-1878) © Public Domain

(Veterans and those with chairs are invited to be seated)

PRAYER The Rev. Kelly Duncan
Gracious God, we remember, we are grateful and we give thanks for all those who bravely went into battle and faced death that we might enjoy freedom and peace. Be with those who are now waging war against terrorism and injustice in the world. Give courage and strength to their families who miss them and await their return. As we travel the road of uncertainty, give us the wisdom to realize that the journey towards peace begins with us – for You have called us to peace and You are peace itself. Amen.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, flys
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Lt Col John McCrae, MD, (1872-1918)

SCRIPTURE READING (Eccl 3:1-8) The Rev. Jason Lavergne
O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.
A thousand ages in thy sight
are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.
Time like an ever rolling stream
bears all our years away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.
O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
be thou our guard while troubles last
and our eternal home.
Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

AN HONOURED SON Fire Fighter Liam West
Township of Langley Fire Department
He came, this young Canadian,
from out the Golden West,
Full of courage and of faith,
Of ardour, hope, and zest.
A willing volunteer, he came –
And offered us his life –
His youth, his strength, his heart and soul
To fling into the strife.
The final sacrifice he made,
He lies on foreign earth
Far from home, an exile
From the country of his birth.
And yet, amongst his kin he sleeps
In friendly company –
No stranger, but an Honoured Son
Of one great family.

FOR THE FALLEN Constable, Paul Kelly, RCMP
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children
We mourn for our dead across the sea,
Flesh of our flesh they were, spirit of our spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill, death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines beyond our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again:
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day time,
They sleep beyond this shore’s foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are
known. As the stars are known to the Night.
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Lawrence Binyon
followed by 2 minutes silence
There will be a fly-past by the Fraser Blues vintage aircraft team.


God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us;
God save the Queen!

THE LORD’S PRAYER (Together) The Rev. Reuben Kramer
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy
kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And
lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For
thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Amen.

HONOUR SONG Kwantlen First Nation Elders & Drummers

Official wreaths will be laid as announced.
No commercial or community group wreaths will be laid during the
service. Members of the public are encouraged to come to the cenotaph
after 12 p.m. to lay wreaths and poppies in a socially distanced manner

AMAZING GRACE Alexander Janzen, Langley Community Chorus Ambassadors
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun,
we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when we first begun.

Dismissal of Sentries
Dismissal of Parade

M.C. Andy Schildhorn
Piper: Alexander Janzen
Keyboard: Anita Comba
Trumpeter: Ferdinand Bredenholler
Video: All in One Productions
Chorus: Langley Community Chorus Ambassadors
Website Design: Flying Horse Design Studio

Fort Langley Lions Club, Fort Langley Improvement Society, Coast
Capital Savings, Jeffrey and Donna Christian, Barrie and Lori Geosits,
Jeff and Andrea Laurie, Mark McCandless, Terry Metcalfe, William and
Bernice Stacey, Mike Trump, Wendel’s Bookstore & Café, Super Save
Group, United Rentals, Redwoods Golf Course, Beatniks Bistro

Thank you to all who helped make this service happen, especially:
the Fort Langley Remembrance Day Committee,
Aldor Acres, the Langley Scouting & Guiding movement,
Living Waters Church, St. George’s Anglican Church,
The United Churches of Langley

Tom McMath (1943 – 2021)
Tom was committed to his family, his faith, Scouting and the
community. He was passionate about sharing his love of the outdoors
with youth through Scouting. He was a member of the Remembrance
Day Planning Committee almost from the very beginning. We miss you
Tom. Shine brightly friend.

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