The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 11th October 2020

The Order of Service follows below.

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October 11th, 2020

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

Prelude: Pavane

Maurice Ravel


Introit and Lighting of the Candles: Praise to you O Christ

Bernadette Farrell

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

We Sing: Come As You Are

TiS 693

  1. ’Come as you are: that’s how I want you.
    Come as you are: feel quite at home,
    Close to my heart, loved and forgiven.
    Come as you are: why stand alone?

  2. ’No need to fear, love sets no limits;
    no need to fear, love never ends;
    don’t run away shamed and disheartened,
    rest in my love, trust me again.

  3. ’I came to call sinners, not just the righteous;
    I came to bring peace, not to condemn.
    Each time you fail to live by my promise,
    why do you think I’d love you the less?

  4. ‘Come as you are; that’s how I love you;
    come as you are, trust me again.
    Nothing can change the love that I bear you;
    all will be well, just come as you are.’

Deirdre Browne 1936- Words by permission Spectrum Publications, Melbourne. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Passing of the Peace

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

Community News and Notices

Children’s Time and Song

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.

Come on in! Take a seat!
There’s a place for you at the feast:
for big and small,
short and tall.
Come on in, take a seat!

Words: Jennifer Hughes. Tune: Jennifer Hughes, Rosie O’Reilly, Jan Oliver and Georgia Symonds. © 2016. Used with permission.

Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord Always


Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:1-14

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


We Sing: The Kingdom of God is Justice and Peace

Taizé 115

The kingdom of God is justice and peace
and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Come, Lord, and open in us
the gates of your kingdom.

© Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, Communauté, 71250 Taizé, France. All rights reserved.ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.


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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: We Sing A Love That Sets All People Free

CH 622

  1. We sing a love that sets all people free,
    that blows like wind, that burns like scorching flame,
    enfolds like earth, springs up like water clear:
    come, living love, live in our hearts today.

  2. We sing a love that seeks another’s good,
    that longs to serve, and not to count the cost,
    a love that, yielding, finds itself made new:
    come, caring love, live in our hearts today.

  3. We sing a love, that, wandering, will not rest
    until it finds its way, its home, its source,
    through joy and sadness pressing on refreshed:
    come, pilgrim love, live in our hearts today.

  4. We sing a burning, fiery, Holy Ghost
    that seeks out shades of ancient bitterness,
    transfiguring these, as Christ in every heart:
    come joyful love, live in our hearts today.

June Boyce-Tillman 1943- Words © 1993, Stainer & Bell Ltd. Words used with permission under copyright. CCLI Licence No. 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing: Shalom

TiS 778 Spanish

Postlude: Comfort, Comfort

Robin Mann

In order to avoid crowding at the exits, please wait for a steward to indicate it is time to leave. There are sign-up sheets for morning tea at the welcome desk to share coffee in cafés in North Adelaide.