The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 10th October 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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October 10th, 2021
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

All Praise to Thee

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

Jesus Christ is Waiting

Call to Worship

In the morning and in the evening,
You are present with us God of all.

At dawn your sun wakes the earth.
At noon the world is filled with light.
At nightfall the moon and stars shine.
The universe is filled with your energy!
We join with all of creation in worship this day!

Prayer

We Sing: God is Here Today

God is here today;
as certain as the air I breathe,
as certain as the morning sun that rises,
as certain when I sing you’ll hear my song.

(sung three times)

© Words: From Mexico, tr C Michael Hawn, 1998. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Prayer of Thanksgiving and 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.

Anthem

The Gift to be Free – (old Shaker tune) arr Rollo Dilworth

Scripture Readings: Mark 10:17-31

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

Sermon

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.

    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.

    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.

ATFG 586. Words and Music: Graeme Gardiner. © 1992. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Offering

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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: Thuma Mina

Thuma mina, Thuma mina, Thuma mina, Somandla
Send me Jesus, Send me Jesus, Send me Jesus, Send me Lord.

Witulani, Witulani, Witulani Mayatja
Fill me Jesus, Fill me Jesus, Fill me Jesus, Fill me Lord.

Djuy’yurra, Djuy’yurra, Djuy’yurra, Garray.
Send us Jesus, Send us Jesus, Send us Jesus, Send us Lord.

Thuma mina (South African – Xhosa)
Witulani (APY Lands – Pitjantjatjara)
Djuy’yurra (Arnhem Land – Djambarrpungu)

Together in Song, 749. Traditional South African. Words by permission Walton Music Corporation, Florida, USA. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Irish Blessing by Bob Chilcott

Postlude

Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss

Come and share morning tea together, downstairs in the basement. Please wait for a steward to indicate it is time to move.

Some of the liturgy in this service is adapted from Words for Worship, published by MediaCom Inc.