The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 19th June 2022

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Second Sunday of Pentecost
June 19th, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

On Eagle’s Wings – Michael Joncas arr Mark Hayes

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

On Eagle’s Wings – Michael Joncas

Call to Worship

Come all who long to know your maker more. Come all who are thirsty for a deeper relationship. Come and join with your brothers and sisters. Come let us worship the one who loves us and calls us to be here.
Let us worship God,
Maker, Son and Spirit.

We Sing: Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

  1. Praise the One who breaks the darkness
    with a liberating light.
    Praise the One who frees the prisoners,
    turning blindness into sight.
    Praise the One who preached the gospel,
    healing every dread disease,
    calming storms and feeding thousands
    with the very bread of peace.

  2. Praise the One who blessed the children
    with a strong yet gentle word.
    Praise the One who drove out demons
    with a piercing two-edged sword.
    Praise the One who brings cool water
    to the desert’s burning sand.
    From this well comes living water
    quenching thirst in every land.

  3. Praise the one true love incarnate:
    Christ, who suffered in our place.
    Jesus died and rose for many
    that we may know God by grace.
    Let us sing for joy and gladness,
    seeing what our God has done.
    Praise the one redeeming glory;
    praise the One who makes us one.

Words: Rusty Edwards © 1987. Hope Publishing Company. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

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 at the entrances.

Choral Anthem

Grow in Grace – Malcolm Archer

Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:23-29

Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be reckoned as justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek; there is no longer slave or free; there is no longer male and female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.

From this shines forth the Word of God.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon

We Sing: Jesus Put This Song

  1. Jesus put this song into our hearts,
    Jesus put this song into our hearts,
    it’s a song of joy no-one can take away:
    Jesus put this song into our hearts.

  2. Jesus taught us how to live in harmony,
    Jesus taught us how to live in harmony;
    different faces, different races, he made us one:
    Jesus taught us how to live in harmony.

  3. Jesus taught us how to be a family,
    Jesus taught us how to be a family,
    loving one another with the love that he gives:
    Jesus taught us how to be a family.

  4. Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing,
    Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing,
    changed our tears of sadness into rivers of joy
    Jesus turned our sorrow into a dance.

Together in Song, 670. Words: Graham Kendrick © 1986 Kingways. Thank you music by permission Nightlight Music (Aust) Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

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: I Come With Joy

  1. I come with joy, a child of God,
    forgiven, loved and free,
    the life of Jesus to recall,
    in love laid down for me,
    in love laid down for me.

  2. As Christ breaks bread, and bids us share,
    each proud division ends.
    The love that made us, makes us one,
    and strangers now are friends,
    and strangers now are friends.

  3. The Spirit of the risen Christ,
    unseen, but ever near,
    is in such friendship better known,
    alive among us here,
    alive among us here.

  4. Together met, together bound
    by all that God has done,
    we’ll go with joy, to give the world
    the love that makes us one,
    the love that makes us one.

Words: Brian Wren © 1971, 1995. Hope Publishing Company. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Shine, Holy Spirit of Peace – Rosemary Nairn

Postlude

As the Deer Pants – Martin Nystrom

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.