The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 11th April 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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April 11, 2021The Second Sunday of Easter

We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude: Chanson TristeTschaikovsky

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit: Walk in the LightLundy arr Barnard (RSCM 51)

Call to Worship

The world belongs to God,
The earth and all its people

How good it is, how wonderful,
To live together in unity

Love and faith come together,
Justice and peace join hands

If Christ’s disciples keep silent
These stones would shout aloud.

Open our lips, O God,
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

(Iona Abbey Worship Book pg 15)

Opening Prayer

We Sing: Jesus Christ is Risen Today TIS 362

  1. Jesus Christ is risen today,
    alleluia!
    Our triumphant holy day,
    alleluia!
    Who so lately on the cross
    alleluia!
    Suffered to redeem our loss,
    alleluia!

  2. Hymns of praise then let us sing
    unto Christ, our heavenly king,
    who endured the cross and grave
    sinners to redeem and save.

  3. But the pain that he endured
    our salvation has procured;
    now exalted he is king,
    and the angels ever sing:

Anon., Lyra Davidica 1708 alt based on a 14th-cent manuscript. Public Domain.

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Passing of the Peace

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

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Baptism of Riley Karen Michelle Hocking

The Confession of Faith

We are not alone; we live in God’s world.

We believe in God:
who has created and is creating;
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new;
who works in us and others by the Spirit.

We trust in God.

We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence;
to love and serve others;
to seek justice and resist evil;
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.

We Sing: May the Feet of God Walk with You

May the feet of God walk with you,
and his hand hold you tight.
May the eye of God rest on you,
and his ear hear your cry.
May the smile of God be for you,
and his breath give you life.
May the Child of God grow in you,
and his love bring you home.

© 1983 Words by Aub Podlich. Music by Robin Mann. Used with Permission. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.

Responses

Friends in Christ, will you promise to maintain a life of worship and teaching, witness and service so that this child and all the children among you may grow in the Grace of Jesus Christ and the knowledge and love of God?

With God’s help, we will live out our baptism
As a loving community in Christ:
Nurturing one another in faith,
Upholding one another in prayer,
And encouraging one another in service
until Christ comes. Amen.

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: Dona Nobis PacemRosemary Nairn

Prayer of Thanksgiving

We Sing: AlleluiaIona – There is One Among Us

Scripture Readings: John 20: 19-31

The gospel of Christ, light of the World.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon

We Sing: Christ Has Risen While Earth Slumbers CH4 – 430

  1. Christ has risen while earth slumbers,
    Christ has risen where hope died,
    as he said and as he promised,
    as we doubted and denied,
    Let the moon embrace the blessing;
    let the sun sustain the cheer;
    let the world confirm the rumour.
    Christ is risen, God is here!

  2. Christ has risen for the people
    whom he loved and died to save;
    Christ has risen for the women
    bringing flowers to grace his grave,
    Christ has risen for disciples
    huddled in an upstairs room.
    He whose word inspired creation
    is not silenced by the tomb.

  3. Christ has risen, and for ever
    lives to challenge, and to change
    all whose lives are messed or mangled,
    all who find religion strange.
    Christ is risen. Christ is present,
    making us what he has been –
    evidence of transformation
    in which God is known and seen.

The Faith We Sing, 2115. John Bell and Graham Maule. ©Iona Community GIA Publications. 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 in 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: May the God of Peace Go With Us CH4 (786)

May the God of peace go with us
As we travel from this place;
May the love of Jesus keep us
Firm in hope and full of grace.

Ian Jamieson (b. 1939) © 2005. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑04444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing: The Peace of GodJohn Rutter

Postlude: Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken Haydn


Some of the liturgy in this service is adapted from Words for Worship, published by MediaCom Education – mediacomeducation.org.au

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