The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 10th April 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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Palm Sunday
April 10th, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Lent invites us to journey with God. It is a time to turn – towards God and towards our inner life. As we follow this journey, we are invited to consider the turning of the path towards Jerusalem and the stories of turning we encounter along the way.

Prelude

The Garden of Prayer by Edward Broughton

Call to Worship

Procession of Palms and Lighting of the Candles

The King of Glory Comes

Welcome and Opening Prayer

We Sing: We Are Marching in the Light of God

  1. We are marching in the light of God,
    we are marching in the light of God.
    We are marching in the light of God,
    we are marching in the light of God.
    We are marching, marching, we are marching, oo
    we are marching in the light of God.
    We are marching, marching, we are marching, oo
    we are marching in the light of God.

  2. We are living in the light of God…

  3. We are moving in the light of God…

Together in Song #666. South African traditional, tr. Anders Nyberg. Words by permission Walton Music Corp. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

A Story of Turning

Canticle of the Turning

Passing of the Peace

The peace of our God be with you.
And also with you.

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Children’s Time

Children may go downstairs for Sunday School. Parents, you are welcome to join your child in Sunday School if you feel your child may need your assistance. Alternatively, you may wish for your child to remain with you for the duration of worship. Activity packs are available from the Welcome Desks.

Choral Anthem

Lift Up Your Heads O Ye Gates by Handel

Scripture Reading: Luke 19:28-40

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” just say this: “The Lord needs it.” ’ So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’ They said, ‘The Lord needs it.’ Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying,
‘Blessed is the king
   who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
   and glory in the highest heaven!’ 
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your disciples to stop.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.’

The Gospel of Christ, light of the world.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon

We Sing: Jesus Christ is Waiting

  1. Jesus Christ is waiting, waiting in the streets;
    no-one is his neighbour, all alone he eats.
    Listen, Lord Jesus, I am lonely too.
    Make me, friend or stranger, fit to wait on you.

  2. Jesus Christ is raging, raging in the streets,
    where injustice spirals and real hope retreats.
    Listen, Lord Jesus, I am angry too.
    In the Kingdom’s causes let me rage with you.

  3. Jesus Christ is dancing, dancing in the streets,
    where each sign of hatred he, with love, defeats.
    Listen, Lord Jesus, I should triumph too.
    Where good conquers evil let me dance with you.

  4. Jesus Christ is calling, calling in the streets,
    ‘Who will join my journey? I will guide their feet.’
    Listen, Lord Jesus, let my fears be few.
    Walk one step before me; I will follow you.

Together in Song #665. John L. Bell 1949- Words by permission Wild Goose Publications. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Offering

Give Thanks by Henry Smith

Prayers of the People

…And now with the confidence of the children of God, let us pray the prayer Jesus taught us saying:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be Your name,

your Kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in Heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power

and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

We Sing: We Will Love

Chorus:
We will walk with you at the edges,
we will die with you on the crossroads,
we will live in your dangerous places,
we will love.
We will risk with you taking chances,
we will stand with you facing evil,
we will live in your dangerous places,
we will love.

  1. Come Lord Jesus Christ hear our prayer,
    come now living friend please draw near.
    Alone, we feel unsure and so afraid.
    Calling us to live by your grace,
    calling us to leave all that’s safe.
    Our lives we choose to lose
    so you may save.

    Chorus:
    We will walk with you at the edges,
    we will die with you on the crossroads,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.
    We will risk with you taking chances,
    we will stand with you facing evil,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.

  2. Stepping out we call on your name,
    knowing you have healed all our shame.
    Our God, your precious love has made us whole.
    Gifting us with power to set free,
    Holy Spirit, use even me.
    Renew all that I am
    so I may see.

    Chorus:
    We will walk with you at the edges,
    we will die with you on the crossroads,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.
    We will risk with you taking chances,
    we will stand with you facing evil,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.

All Together for Good, 586. Words and Music: Graeme Gardiner. © 1992 Graeme Gardiner, 25 Greens Road, Warrimoo NSW 2774. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

A Story of Turning

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Go in peace – by Rosemary Nairn

Postlude

All Glory Laud and Honour

Please wait for the COVID Marshal to indicate it is time to move. Please be mindful of physical distancing at the Stanley Street exit, moving away from the doors to enjoy conversation.

We continue the journey of Holy Week:

Palm Sunday Peace Walk
Gather at the forecourt of Pilgrim UCA with others from the BPUC community at 1:15pm to walk together.

Maundy Thursday
14 April at 5:30 – 7:30 PM
This year we will explore Maundy Thursday through stations. Please register for a time to begin your journey through the stations. There are entry times every half hour. Click here to register or call the office (8267 2657)

Good Friday
15 April at 9:00am
Turning Towards the Cross

Easter Sunday Morning
17 April at 10 AM
Turning Mourning to Dancing…
Includes Morning Tea in the park and Easter Egg hunt for children