The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 17th April 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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Easter Sunday
April 17th, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

Easter Acclamation

Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed!

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!

Easter Procession

Christ the Lord is Risen Today by Michael Thomas

We Sing: Christ the Lord is Risen Today

  1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
    Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
    Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

  2. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
    Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
    Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
    Where’s thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

  3. Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
    Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
    Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
    Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Together in Song #370. Charles Wesley 1707-88 alt. Public domain.

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Land

Choral Anthem: Easter Gloria by Rosemary Nairn

Prayer

Passing of the Peace

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

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Children’s Time

There are activities available for the children for use during worship. There is also an Easter egg hunt at the end of church for all children. Please gather at the Stanley Street door during the final song.

Choral Anthem

He is Risen by Price and Besig

Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

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

Homily

We Sing: Through the Gentle Light

  1. Through the gentle light of morning
    all creation turns anew.
    In this resurrection dawning,
    power and love come breaking through.
    Christ has shattered every ending,
    Life has given Death its due.

  2. When our suff’ring overwhelms us,
    life and light are burning low,
    Christ, the emptied one, in fullness
    tends our pain, our loss he knows.
    Here in darkness grace will hold us,
    God redeems, cups overflow.

  3. When good news just fails to touch us,
    Thomas-like we’re left behind.
    Jesus lovingly confronts us,
    wounds with wonder intertwined.
    Losses loosen, doubts, confusion,
    faith and truth are re-aligned.

  4. While in quietness we ponder,
    joy erupts with clarity,
    hope springs out, all life breathes wonder
    waking possibility.
    Risen Christ in every story;
    every human heart set free.

Tune: Praise, My Soul by John Goss. Public domain. Lyrics by Sharonne Price © 2022. Used with permission.

Confirmation of Emelia Rose Haskey

Introduction and Welcome

Statement of Faith

Congregational Response

Emelia, we rejoice in your acknowledgmentof the work of Christ in your life. Christ has opened your ears to receive God’s wordand your mouth to proclaim God’s praise.

In the love of Christ we encourage you, and pray that Christ will continue to bless you. To God’s name be glory and praise.Alleluia!

Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father, andhe will come to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Recollection of Baptism

Prayer

Presentation of Gifts

Blessing

We Sing: Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.

  1. When I feel afraid, I think I’ve lost my way,
    still you’re there right beside me,
    nothing will I fear as long as you are near,
    please be near me to the end.

    Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
    and a light unto my path.
    Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
    and a light unto my path.

  2. I will not forget your love for me, and yet
    I’ll forever be wand’ring.
    Jesus, be my guide, hold me to your side;
    I will love you to the end.

    Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
    and a light unto my path.
    Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
    and a light unto my path.

All Together #246. Words by Amy Grant. Music by Michael W. Smith © 1984 Meadowgreen Music. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License#A‑604444.

Offering

Prayers of the People

We Sing: Halle Halle Hallelujah

Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Caribbean Traditional. Public domain.

Communion

Setting of the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

May God be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to our God.

Let us give thanks to God our Creator.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

… And so we raise our voices, together with heaven and earth, your people throughout all time and in all places, and all of creation, saying:
Holy, holy, holy God, of all creation and life,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God. Hosanna in the highest!

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.

Breaking of the Bread

The Communion

Prayer After Communion

We Sing: Lord of the Dance

  1. I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
    and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun;
    and I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
    at Bethlehem I had my birth:

    Dance then, wherever you may be;
    I am the Lord of the dance, said he;
    and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,
    and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

  2. I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;
    it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
    They buried my body and they thought I’d gone;
    but I am the dance and I still go on:

    Dance then, wherever you may be;
    I am the Lord of the dance, said he;
    and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,
    and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

  3. They cut me down and I leapt up high,
    I am the life that’ll never, never die;
    I’ll live in you as you live in me:
    I am the Lord of the dance, said he:

    Dance then, wherever you may be;
    I am the Lord of the dance, said he;
    and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,
    and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

Sydney Carter 1915-alt Words by permission Stainer & Bell Ltd. London. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License#A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

The Peace of God by John Rutter

Postlude

Fanfare for a Resurrection Day by Steven Scott

You are invited to come and enjoy the Easter Egg hunt,
hot cross buns and drinks in the park for morning tea.

Please wait for the COVID Marshal to indicate it is time to move.

Please be mindful of physical distancing at the Stanley Street exit, moving away from the doors to enjoy conversation.