The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 18th July 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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Kin(g)domtide 8, July 18, 2021

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

Prelude

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

All my Hope on God is Founded

Call to Worship

From the valleys and mountains
we come to worship God.

From the sea to the lakes
we come to praise God.

From our homes to this house of worship
we come together seeking the Spirit of Life.

Let us sing and worship in one voice!

We Sing: Come and Find the Quiet Centre

  1. Come and find the quiet centre
    in the crowded life we lead.
    find the room for hope to enter,
    find the frame where we are freed:
    Clear the chaos and the clutter,
    clear our eyes that we can see
    all the things that really matter,
    be at peace, and simply be.

  2. Silence is a friend who claims us,
    cools the heat and slows the pace,
    God it is who speaks and names us,
    knows our being, touches base,
    making space within our thinking,
    lifting shades to show the sun,
    raising courage when we’re shrinking,
    finding scope for faith begun.

  3. In the Spirit let us travel,
    open to each other’s pain,
    let our loves and fears unravel,
    celebrate the space we gain:
    There’s a place for deepest dreaming,
    there’s a time for heart to care,
    in the Spirit’s lively scheming
    there is always room to spare.

The Faith We Sing 2128 Words: Shirley Erena Murray. Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A-604444.

Prayer of Confession and Thanksgiving

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

The Lord is My Shepherd by Bob Chilcott

Scripture Readings: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

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

Sermon

We Sing: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

  1. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    ‘Come unto me and rest;
    lay down, O weary one, lay down
    your head upon my breast.’
    I came to Jesus as I was,
    weary and worn and sad;
    I found in him a resting-place,
    and he has made me glad.

  2. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    ‘Behold, I freely give
    the living water; thirsty one,
    stoop down and drink and live.’
    I came to Jesus, and I drank
    of that life-giving stream;
    my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
    and now I live in him.

  3. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    ‘I am this dark world’s light;
    look unto me, your morn shall rise,
    and all your day be bright.’
    I looked to Jesus, and I found
    in him my star, my sun;
    and in that light of life I’ll walk
    till travelling days are done.

Together in Song 585. Horatius Bonar 1808-89alt. Public Domain.

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 from 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: Where the Spirit is, There’s Freedom

Refrain:
Where the Spirit is there’s freedom.
Where the Spirit is, there is life!

  1. Not by the world can our freedom be nourished,
    not by our things, only by Spirit.
    Practise, my children, to live by the Spirit,
    drop all your masks, take freedom’s clothing!

    Refrain:
    Where the Spirit is there’s freedom.
    Where the Spirit is, there is life!

  2. Heaven on earth, here we live, free to
    love and to share, carried by joy,
    Practise, my children, to live by the Spirit,
    daring today to taste God’s future.

    Refrain:
    Where the Spirit is there’s freedom.
    Where the Spirit is, there is life!

  3. Wounds will be healed, eyes will be opened,
    imaging God, reflecting Jesus.
    Practise, my children, to live by the Spirit,
    heaven is here, time made eternal.

    Refrain:
    Where the Spirit is there’s freedom.
    Where the Spirit is, there is life!

Together in Song, 421. Jonas Jonson 1939- Words by permission the World Council of Churches, Geneva.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Peace I Leave With You by Amy Beach

Postlude

Recessional on To God be the Glory by William Doane, arranged by Douglas Wagner

Come and share morning tea together, downstairs in the basement. Please wait for a steward to indicate it is time to move.

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