The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 16th August 2020

The Order of Service follows below.

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August 16, 2020

Pentecost 11

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

Prelude: To A Wild Rose

Edward Mac Dowell

Welcome and Lighting of Candles

Introit: God, Companion of Our Journey

Jocelyn Marshall

Call to Worship

Rule breakers,
justice seekers,
those who stick to the letter of the law,
quiet disrupters,
obedient souls,
calm negotiators,
all live in God’s community of grace
and are God’s beloved people.
We are them, they are us,
and we worship God together this day.


Ever-present God,
your community is an open place
where all are welcome.
Gather us in.
Here we can doubt and question and dissent
and know you accept it all.
Here we can be just who we are.
So, here we are.
Disrupt our thoughts, we pray.
Disturb us and unsettle us,
for we are ready to see things differently
according to your values.
Encounter us, we pray. Amen.

We Sing: Faith, Hope and Love

  1. Faith, hope, and love –
    this is what we long for.
    Faith, hope, and love –
    this is what we need.
    Faith, hope, and love –
    this is what we cry for.
    Oh, teach us how to live.

  2. Trust in the Truth …

  3. Patience within …

  4. Freedom for all …

  5. Faith, hope, and love …

ATOK 376. Words and music: Trisha Watts ©1994 Trisha Watts. Administered in Australia and New Zealand by Willow Connection Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A-604444.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Passing of the Peace

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

Community News and Notices

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: Spirit of Holiness

Trad Scottish arr John Barnard

Scripture Reading: Matthew 15:21-28

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


We Sing: She Came to Jesus

  1. She came to Jesus from outside the fold —
    Canaanite woman! Persistent and bold!
    Looking to Jesus, she wanted to see
    One who would help her and set her child free.

  2. Claiming a blessing, a touch of God’s grace,
    She knew God’s love was not bounded by place.
    Jesus, you listened, debated — then healed —
    For in her asking, her faith was revealed.

  3. God, you still bless those who seek you in prayer.
    You welcome dreamers who faithfully dare.
    In Christ, now risen, your mercy extends:
    Those on the outside are welcomed as friends.

Songs of Grace. Copyright © 2002 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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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…

We Sing: Take My Life, and Let It Be

  1. Take my life, and let it be
    consecrated, Lord, to thee.
    Take my moments and my days,
    let them flow in ceaseless praise.

  2. Take my hands, and let them move
    at the impulse of thy love.
    Take my feet, and let them be
    swift and beautiful for thee.

  3. Take my silver and my gold,
    nothing, Lord, would I withhold.
    Take my intellect, and use
    every power as thou shalt choose.

  4. Take my love: my Lord, I pour
    at thy feet its treasure-store.
    Take myself, and I will be
    ever, only, all for thee.

TiS 599ii. Frances Ridley Havergal 1836 – 79 alt. Public Domain.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Sung Blessing: Go Forth Into The World With Peace

Martin Shaw

Postlude: Hymn tune ‘Faithfulness’

WM Runyan

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 cafes in North Adelaide.

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