The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 18th April 2021

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April 18, 2021The Third Sunday of Easter

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: On the Journey to EmmausMarty Haugen

Call to Worship

So you want to see the risen Jesus?

Remember to look in the less likely places:
not in the Temple,
but by the lakeside;
not in full view,
but hidden in plain sight;
not dining with the rich,
but preparing food to share;
not in the centres of power,
but always on the margins.

Now come and see!
Come, let us worship God!

We Sing: Jesus Is Risen From the Grave

  1. Jesus is risen from the grave;
    Jesus is risen from the grave;
    Jesus is risen from the grave.
    Alleluia!

  2. Jesus will meet his people…

  3. Jesus is here in bread and wine…

  4. Jesus will live forever…

Church Hymnary, 434. Words and music: John Bell and Graham Maule. © 1989, WGRG, Iona Community. Administered in Australia and New Zealand by Willow Publishing Pty Ltd.

Prayer

Passing of the Peace

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

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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 from the Welcome Desks.

Anthem: Jesus is Risen, AlleluiaTanzanian arr. John Bell

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36b-48

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

Sermon

We Sing: God of Day and God of Darkness

  1. God of day and God of darkness,
    Now we stand before the night;
    As the shadows stretch and deepen,
    Come and make our darkness bright.
    All creation still is groaning
    For the dawning of your might,
    When the Sun of peace and justice
    Fills the earth with radiant light.

  2. Still the nations curse the darkness,
    Still the rich oppress the poor;
    Still the earth is bruised and broken
    By the ones who still want more.
    Come and wake us from our sleeping,
    So our hearts cannot ignore
    All your people lost and broken,
    All your children at our door.

  3. Show us Christ in one another,
    Make us servants strong and true;
    Give us all your love of justice
    So we do what you would do.
    Let us call all people holy,
    Let us pledge our lives anew,
    Make us one with all the lowly,
    Let us all be one in you.

  4. You shall be the path that guides us,
    You the light that in us burns;
    Shining deep within all people,
    Yours the love that we must learn,
    For our hearts shall wander restless
    ‘Til they safe to you return;
    Finding you in one another,
    We shall all your face discern.

  5. Praise to you in day and darkness,
    You our source and you our end;
    Praise to you who love and nurture us
    As a father, mother, friend.
    Grant us all a peaceful resting,
    Let each mind and body mend,
    So we rise refreshed tomorrow,
    Hearts renewed to Kingdom tend.

As One Voice 1, 56. Words: Marty Haugen © 1985, 1994, GIA Publications, Inc. 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: Yours Be the Glory

  1. Yours be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
    endless is the victory over death you’ve won;
    angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
    kept the folded grave-clothes, where your body lay.
    Yours be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
    endless is the victory over death you’ve won.

  2. See, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
    lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
    let the church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
    for the Lord is living, death has lost its sting.
    Yours be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
    endless is the victory over death you’ve won.

  3. No more we doubt you, glorious Prince of life;
    life is naught without you; aid us in our strife;
    make us more than conquerors through your deathless love;
    bring us safe through Jordan to your home above.
    Yours be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
    endless is the victory over death you’ve won.

Together in Song, 380. Copyright © Edmund Louis Budry. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing: May the God of Peace Go With UsScottish trad. arr Ian Jamieson

Postlude: Lift High the CrossS Nicholson arr Larry Shackley


Some of the liturgy in this service is adapted from Spill the Beans, published by the Spill the Beans Resource Team

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