The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 13th November 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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Artwork by Karan Hudson

Kardlayirdi Karnungga
A light on the hill

The Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
November 13th, 2022

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

Prelude

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

I Will Worship the Lord – John Rutter

Call to Worship

A new day is here! This day, this particular day.
This is the day God has made.

Today is the new day of God. Today is the day of God’s welcome.
This is the day God has made.

Rejoice and give thanks. Sing for joy and be full of gratitude.
This is the day God has made.

Prayer

We Sing: Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

  1. Let all the world in every corner sing:
    My God and King!
    The heavens are not too high,
    his praise may thither fly;
    the earth is not too low,
    his praises there may grow.
    Let all the world in every corner sing:
    My God and King!

  2. Let all the world in every corner sing:
    My God and King!
    The church with psalms must shout,
    no door can keep them out;
    but, above all, the heart
    must bear the longest part.
    Let all the world in every corner sing:
    My God and King!

Together in Song 105 – George Herbert 1593-1633. Public Domain.

Stewardship – Life Overflowing

A Stewardship Story

Stewardship Litany

Moment by moment, when we open ourselves to the wonder of God’s love, we discover there the fullness of life. Life overflowing. This is the abundant life Jesus offers.
Today we claim this love of God.
Today we will begin to live as though God loves us,
with all our faults and insecurities.
Honouring God, and serving others.

This Love will renew our hearts and minds.
May we live life abundantly.

Stewardship Response

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We Sing: Life to the Brim, Life Overflowing

  1. Life to the Brim, Life overflowing
    Life pouring out in compassion and grace
    Spirit of God, Well up within us
    Bring us to life in this time and this place.

  2. Life to the brim, Life overflowing
    Life flooding in from below and above
    Spirit of God, Pour out upon us
    Bring us to faith and to hope and to love.

    Come Holy Spirit
    Lord and giver of life
    Make us your people
    Make us the body of Christ

  3. Life to the brim, Life overflowing
    Foretaste and sign of the healing to come
    Spirit of God, Strengthen and guide us
    Take us and use us ’til your kingdom’s come.

© 2011 Andrew Dutney

Introduction Andrew Robertson

Passing of the Peace

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

Community News and Notices

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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 at the entrances.

Choral Anthem

I Will Talk with My Heart – Brinson

Scripture Reading: Luke 21: 5-19

When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” They asked him,”Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?” And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them. When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.” Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven. But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.”

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

Sermon

Offering

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Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

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 Our Lives and Our Prayers Be One

Chorus:
May our lives and our prayers be one
as our hopes shape the roads we walk on.
And when our work and our dreaming’s done
may our lives and our prayers be one.

  1. Within the rhythm of our days
    we take the time to muse and pray
    The fears we face, the tears we taste
    we view in light of holy grace.

    May our lives and our prayers be one
    as our hopes shape the roads we walk on.
    And when our work and our dreaming’s done
    may our lives and our prayers be one.

  2. We name our deepest hopes and dreams
    for those we love and all in need.
    We picture how the world could be.
    We live the change we want to see.

    May our lives and our prayers be one
    as our hopes shape the roads we walk on.
    And when our work and our dreaming’s done
    may our lives and our prayers be one.

All Together 680. Paul Somerville © 2013. All rights reserved. One License. License A‑604444.

Recognition of new members

Congregation Response:
Will you welcome these persons into the fellowship of this congregation, and will you offer them your friendship and support?
We will.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Go Now in Peace – Sleeth

Postlude

Please come and share morning tea in the basement. There are stairs behind the organ and a ramp between the church and the car park leading to the basement.