The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 1st November 2020

The Order of Service follows below.

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November 1st, 2020
All Saints Sunday

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


Prelude: Christ Be Our Light

Bernadette Farrell

Welcome

Introit and Lighting of the Candles: Lord for the Years

Timothy Dudley Smith (CH 159)

Call to Worship

Christ calls us here to gather
in the presence of the Spirit,
who makes us God’s own.
We come in humility,
joining with the people of God
in all times and places.
Let us be centred in Christ as we worship.

Opening Prayer

We Sing: There’s a Spirit of Love in this Place

  1. There’s a spirit of love in this place,
    there’s a spirit of love in this place.
    You can’t see it but it’s there,
    just as precious as the air;
    There’s a spirit of love in this place.

  2. There’s the presence of peace in this room,
    there’s the presence of peace in this room.
    In God’s tenderness is found
    peace that passes human bounds,
    There’s the presence of peace in this room.

    O alleluia, sing alleluia!
    We bless your holy name
    O alleluia, sing alleluia!
    There’s a spirit of love in this place.

  3. There’s a space for grace in our hearts,
    there’s a space for grace in our hearts.
    It’s in learning to forgive that our spirits truly live.
    There’s a space for grace in our hearts.

    O alleluia, sing alleluia!
    We bless your holy name.
    O alleluia, sing alleluia!
    There’s a space for grace,
    there’s the presence of peace,
    there’s a spirit of love in this place.

Worship & Song 3148. Words and music: Mark A Miller. © 2003 Abingdon Press, admin. By The Copyright Company. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Stewardship – Connected by Grace

God’s love ever reaches out
sustaining all of creation –
a part of all things.
We are connected by grace.

Life in community is a gift
here we are known and loved
as we grow in faith.
We are connected by grace.

Offering and Stewardship Response

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Passing of the Peace

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

Community News and Notices

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: God Who Granted Faith and Wisdom

Marnie Barrell (Words: Hope 50, Tune: TIS 99)

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-12

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

Sermon

All Saints Prayers and Prayers of the People

We Sing: For All the Saints Who’ve Shone Your Love

  1. For all the saints who’ve shone your love
    in how they live and where they move,
    for mindful women, caring men,
    accept our gratitude again.

  2. For all the saints who love your name,
    whose faith increased the Saviour’s fame,
    who sang your songs and shared your word,
    accept our gratitude good Lord.

  3. For all the saints who named your will,
    and showed the kingdom coming still
    through selfless protest, prayer and praise,
    accept the gratitude we raise.

  4. Bless all whose will or name or love
    reflects the grace of heaven above.
    though unacclaimed by earthly powers,
    your life through theirs has hallowed ours.

The Faith We Sing 2283. Words by John Bell © 1996 WGRG The Iona community, admin. by GIA Publications. 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.

Breaking of the Bread

The Communion

Prayer After Communion

We Sing: Like a Candle

  1. Like a candle burning wildly,
    raging soft and against the night,
    spark that leaps to clear the shadows,
    sending warm disturbing light.
    We are called to live the passion.
    Hope stands strong against all pain.
    For it’s only in the burning
    that the candle shows its flame.

  2. Like an angel walking lightly
    on this fragile earth of clay,
    touching folk with raw compassion
    laughing, playing on the way,
    Freely living every moment
    in the mystery of grace.
    Giving, dying, living, rising
    – see the beauty of God’s face.

  3. See the hope that burns in darkness,
    show compassion strong and kind,
    bind the hurt and broken-hearted,
    be God’s hands and voice and eyes.
    Sing a new song ev’ry sunrise,
    climb to places out of reach,
    walk in freedom in God’s Spirit,
    as we die so we shall live.

    (Repeat)
    We are called to live the passion.
    Hope stands strong against all pain.
    For it’s only in the burning
    that the candle shows its flame.

All Together For Good 582 Craig Mitchell, Tim Beale and Roger Imms. Copyright © Craig Mitchell, 7 Memona Drive, Mt Barker, SA 5251. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing: God Be in My Head John Rutter

Postlude: For All the Saints Sine Nomine – R V William

In order to avoid crowding at the exits, please wait for a steward to indicate it is time to leave. There are sign-up sheets for morning tea at the welcome desk to share coffee in cafés in North Adelaide.