The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 21st August 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 21st, 2022

Welcome

Introit and Lighting of the Candles

Kumbayah – traditional

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Land

We Sing: Welcome Ev’rybody

Welcome ev’rybody, it’s good to see you here,
welcome ev-rybody, it’s good to see you here,
welcome ev-rybody, it’s good to see you here,
gath’ring in this place.

Stephen Fischbacher © 2006, Fischy Music. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Call to Worship

Voice 1: Come and worship God
Voice 2: because God loves everyone.

Voice 1: Come and sing songs,
Voice 2: join with all of creation praising God.

Voice 1: Come and dance to the music,
Voice 2: feel the rhythm of the Spirit.

Voice 1: Come and open up the Bible,
Voice 2: remember all the stories of God’s people.

Voice 1: Come and pray together,
Voice 2: listen for God talking today.

Voice 1: Come and walk the faith journey with others,
Voice 2: following Jesus’ footsteps.

All: We come as a loving community in Christ,
nurturing one another in faith,
upholding one another in prayer,
and encouraging one another in service.

We will worship God together.

Prayer

Song – Halle, Halle, Halle

Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Caribbean Traditional. Public domain.

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your might. 
Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart.


Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

These words are in the bible.
Thanks be to God.

Music Ministry: Thanks to God Whose Word Was Spoken

Welcome to the Bible Library

Song: The Bible is a Library

The Bible is a library
with stories in its pages
of prophets, heroes and crooks,
and God who wants a friendship
with the people he created
and its all in sixty six books.

Stories of faith,
stories of hope,
stories of struggle and pain.
Stories of adventure,
stories of tears,
stories of God who loves again and again.

This is the Bible.

Words and Music: Rosemary Dewerse © 2014. Used with permission.

Meeting the People of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament

Song: Shoop Shoop I Do Wah

…Shoop shoop i doo wah, shooby doo wah.
They’re in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  1. Moses…
    … He’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  2. Joseph…
    … He’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  3. Deborah…
    … She’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  4. Samson…
    … He’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  5. Ruth…
    … She’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  6. Esther…
    … She’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  7. Jonah…
    … He’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  8. Daniel…
    … He’s in God’s story, Hallelujah.

  9. Jael…

Words and Music: Rosemary Dewerse © 2014. Used with permission.

Song: Stepping Off the Pages

Verse 1 (Jesus): Don’t stick me in a book or a library,
Dusty and way up high.
For I am still alive today,
I’m right here by your side.

Chorus (Jesus): Today I’m step, step,
stepping off the pages,
Step, step, stepping off the pages,
Step, step, stepping off the pages,
Come walk with me.

Chorus (all): Yes, you are step, step,
stepping off the pages,
Step, step, stepping off the pages,
Step, step, stepping off the pages,
We’ll walk with you.


Verse 2 (Jesus): I met a man named Zaccheus,
he had climbed up a tree,
I told him to come down again,
I said, “Come talk with me.”

Chorus 2 (all): Yes, you are…
We’ll talk with you.


Verse 3 (Jesus): I met a girl who they said was dead,
I said she was asleep.
I told her to get up again,
I said, “Come stand with me.”

Chorus 3 (all): Yes, you are…
We’ll stand with you.


Verse 4 (Jesus): I met a boy with some fish and bread,
a whole crowd was hungry.
I multiplied the food he had,
I said, “Come eat with me.”

Chorus 4 (all): Yes, you are…
We’ll eat with you.


Verse 5 (Jesus): I met some angry people,
they nailed me to a tree.
I asked God to forgive them.
I said, “Come live with me.”

Chorus 5 (Jesus): Today I’m…
Come live with me.

Chorus 5 (all): Yes, you are…
We’ll live with you.


Verse 6 (Jesus): I met some friends along the road,
they talked but could not see,
I broke the bread among them,
I said, “Come follow me.”

Chorus 6 (all): Yes, you are…
We’ll follow you.

Words and Music: Jennifer Hughes © 2014. Used with permission.

Song: The Postie Song

God’s got a letter for me,
and God’s got a letter for you.
God’s got a special delivery.
Come on let’s take a look.
Open, then read it, then pass it around.
God’s got a letter for you.
God’s got a letter for you.

Words and Music: Jennifer Hughes © 2014. Used with permission.

Song: I’m Part of God’s Story

Solos: The bible’s full of stories
of fisher folk and kings.
Tho’ they lived so long ago
it’s not the end of things;
God’s story is still living
in people here today.
Ordinary people who travel God’s good way;

For I’m part of God’s story,
it matters what I do.
And you’re part of God’s story,
what you do matters too.

Do good, step in when people
look like they need a hand.
Ordinary people who’re
caring when they can
are ordinary people
who make the world seem bright
to ordinary people who need a little light.

Let’s be part of God’s story,
it matters what you do.
We’re all part of God’s story,
what you do matters too.

Words and Music: Neryl McCallum © 2014. Used with permission.

Offering

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Passing the Peace

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

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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: May the Feet of God Walk With You

May the feet of God walk with you,
and his hand hold you tight.
May the eye of God rest on you,
and his ear hear your cry.
May the smile of God be for you,
and his breath give you life.
May the Child of God grow in you,
and his love bring you home.

Words © A.W Podlich 1946-. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444

Benediction

We Sing: Amen Siyakudumisa

Amen siyakudumisa. (Amen, we praise your name, O God!)
Amen siyakudumisa. (Amen, we praise your name, O God!)
Amen, bawo. Amen, bawo. (Amen, Father. Amen, Father.)
Amen siyakudumisa. (Amen, we praise your name, O God!)

Stephen Cuthbert Molefe 1921-87. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Postlude

Come and share morning tea in the basement