The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 10th July 2022

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The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 10th, 2022

Prelude

Jacaranda Blue by Rosemary Nairn

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

O God of Love by Sibelius

Call to Worship

People of God, God’s beloved, all are welcome in this place.

Each child is born of God,
loved and cared for.


We are called to love each child, as God loves.

We are called to bring our hearts and souls
and allow God to love us
so that we might love in return.


Come then family of God, together let us worship our wonderful God.

Opening Prayer

We Sing: Christ Be Our Light

  1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
    Longing for truth, we turn to you.
    Make us your own, your holy people,
    light for the world to see.

    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  2. Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
    Longing for hope, many despair.
    Your word alone has power to save us.
    Make us your living voice.

    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  3. Longing for food, many are hungry.
    Longing for water, many still thirst.
    Make us your bread, broken for others,
    shared until all are fed.

    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  4. Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
    Longing for warmth, many are cold.
    Make us your building, sheltering others
    walls made of living stone.

    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  5. Many the gifts, many the people,
    many the hearts that yearn to belong.
    Let us be servants to one another,
    making your kingdom come.

    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

All Together OK, 313. Words and music: Bernadette Farrell. © 1993 Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #‑604444.

Prayer of Confession

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

The Prayer with Lead me, Lord by Saga and Foster

Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.” Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’

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

Sermon

We Sing: Love is the Touch of Intangible Joy

  1. Love is the touch of intangible joy;
    love is the force that no fear can destroy;
    love is the goodness we gladly applaud:
    God is where love is, for love is of God.

  2. Love is the lilt in a lingering voice;
    love is the hope that can make us rejoice;
    love is the cure for the frightened and flawed:
    God is where love is, for love is of God.

  3. Love is the light in the tunnel of pain;
    love is the will to be whole once again;
    love is the trust of a friend on the road:
    God is where love is, for love is of God.

  4. Love is the Maker, and Spirit, and Son;
    love is the kingdom their will has begun;
    Love is the pathway the saints all have trod:
    God is where love is, for love is of God.

Church Hymnary #115. Music: John L Bell b. 1949. Words: Alison Robertson. Church Hymnary. © Wild Goose Resource Group, The Iona Community. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Offering

Be Still and Know, Canon in D

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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: Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love

  1. Kneels at the feet of his friends,
    silently washes their feet:
    master who acts as a slave to them.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

  2. Neighbours are wealthy and poor,
    varied in colour and race,
    neighbours are near us and far away.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

  3. These are the ones we should serve,
    these are the ones we should love;
    all these are neighbours to us and you.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

  4. Loving puts us on our knees,
    silently washing their feet,
    this is the way we should live with you.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

Words: Tom Colvin Music: Ghana folk song, adapt. Tom Colvin and people of Ghana. alt Words & Music © 1969 by Hope Publishing Co. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No. 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

The Chorister’s Prayer by John Barnard

Come and share morning tea together, downstairs in the basement.