The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 23rd October 2022

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Kardlayirdi Karnungga
A light on the hill

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 23rd, 2022

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

Prelude

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

How lovely is your dwelling placePsalm 84

Call to Worship

We gather to encounter the goodness and grace of God, to draw closer to Christ, and to listen for the guidance and wisdom of the Spirit.
Let us worship God the creator,
Christ the saviour of the world,
and the Spirit – bringer of life.

Prayer

We Sing: Eternal Spirit, Shine in My Heart

  1. Eternal light, shine in my heart;
    eternal hope, lift up my eyes;
    eternal power, be my support;
    eternal wisdom, make me wise.

  2. Eternal life, raise me from death;
    eternal brightness, help me see;
    eternal Spirit, give me breath;
    eternal Saviour, come to me;

  3. until by your most costly grace,
    invited by your holy word,
    at last I come before your face
    to know you, my eternal God.

Together in Song 548. Christopher Martin Idle 1938- Words © 1982 by Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Confession

Passing 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 at the entrances.

Choral Anthem:

Rejoice the Lord is King – C Wesley

Scripture Reading: Luke 18:9-14

Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

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

Sermon

We Sing: Create in us a Clean Heart

Create in us a clean heart, O God.
Renew within us a right spirit.
Cast us not away from your presence, O Lord,
and take not your Holy Spirit from us.
Restore to us fullness of joy,
the joy that springs from your salvation.
Lighten our minds, shelter our lives
with your Spirit free.

Together in Song 712. Digby Hanna 1949. Words © Digby Hannah. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444

Offering and offertory prayer

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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: 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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

Benediction

Blessing:

Sevenfold Amen – J. Stainer

Postlude

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