The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 1st May 2022

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The Third Sunday of Easter
May 1st, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

Morstead

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

God is Our Song by Watson

Call to Worship

God is here – present in conversation; in questions and sharing of hopes lost, in searching and in wondering.
Come and find God here.

God is here – present in the journey; in the company of friends and on the familiar road, in the untrodden path and in wandering, seeking further opportunities together to nurture love and peace within our world.
Come and find God here.

God is here – present in the community; in the bread and wine and the waters of baptism, in the hospitality of meals and shared cups of coffee.
Come and find God here.

Prayer

We Sing: Sing of the Lord’s Goodness

  1. Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom,
    come to him and bless his name.
    Mercy he has shown us, his love is forever,
    faithful to the end of days.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

  2. Power he has wielded, honour is his garment,
    risen from the snares of death.
    His word he has spoken, one bread he has broken,
    new life he now gives to all.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

  3. Courage in our darkness, comfort in our sorrow,
    Spirit of our God most high;
    solace for the weary, pardon for the sinner,
    splendour of the living God.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

  4. Praise him with your singing, praise him with the trumpet,
    praise God with the lute and harp,
    praise him with the cymbals, praise him with your dancing,
    praise God till the end of days.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

Together in Song #183. Ernest Sands 1949 – Words and music © 1981. Ernest Sands. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE,License #A‑604444.

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

…Thanks be to God.
Thanks be to God.
Amen.

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.

Choral Anthem

Worthy is the Lamb from Handel’s Messiah

Scripture Reading: John 21:1-19

After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish, have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the lake. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.

When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ because they knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’ He said to him the third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ And he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.’(He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.’

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

Sermon – The Mission of God [Missio Dei]

Offering

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Prayers of the People

We Sing: Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him

  1. Jesus calls us here to meet him
    as, through word and song and prayer,
    we affirm God’s promised presence
    where his people live and care.
    Praise the God who keeps his promise;
    praise the Son who calls us friends;
    praise the Spirit who, among us,
    to our hopes and fears attends.

  2. Jesus calls us to confess him
    Word of Life and Lord of All,
    sharer of our flesh and frailness
    saving all who fail or fall.
    Tell his holy human story;
    tell his tales that all may hear;
    tell the world that Christ in glory
    came to earth to meet us here.

  3. Jesus calls us to each other:
    found in him are no divides.
    Race and class and sex and language
    such are barriers he derides.
    Join the hand of friend and stranger;
    join the hands of age and youth;
    join the faithful and the doubter
    in their common search for truth.

  4. Jesus calls us to his table
    rooted firm in time and space,
    where the Church in earth and heaven
    finds a common meeting place.
    Share the bread and wine, his body;
    share the love of which we sing;
    share the feast of saints and sinners
    hosted by our Lord and King.

Together in Song #477. Verse 4 Church Hymnary #510. John L. Bell and Graham Maule © 1989, WGRG, Iona Community. Administered in Australia and New Zealand by Willow Publishing Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

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.

We Sing: Sent By the Lord Am I

Sent by the Lord am I;
my hands are ready now
to make the earth the place
in which the kingdom comes.
Sent by the Lord am I;
my hands are ready now
to make the earth the place
in which the kingdom comes.

The angels cannot change
a world of hurt and pain
into a world of love,
of justice and of peace.
The task is mine to do,
to set it really free.
O help me to obey,
help me to do your will.

All Together OK, 412. Words: Traditional Nicaraguan. Translation © Jorge Maldonado, World Council of Churches. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License No. #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Katie Bart

Postlude

Christ the Lord is Risen Today by Michael Thomas