The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 25th October 2020

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October 25, 2020 Pentecost 21

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


Prelude: Berceuse

Godard

Welcome and Lighting of Candles

Introit: Lord Jesus Christ

Patrick Appleford

Call to Worship

Here in this place
new life abounds.
Offered freely and born out of love,
we are invited to come
and dwell in simplicity and humility.
Love is our calling and love is our way.
Let us worship God.

Prayer

We Sing: We Will Take What You Offer

We will take what you offer,
we will live by your word;
we will love one another
and be fed by you, Lord.

All Together Whatever, 498. Words and music: John L Bell. © 1998 WGRG, Iona Community. Australian permissions: Willow Connection Pty Ltd, Manly Vale, NSW. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.

Community News and Notices

Passing of the Peace

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

Baptism of Jeremy and Elliot Scicluna

The Confession of Faith

We are not alone; we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating;
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new;
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence;
to love and serve others;
to seek justice and resist evil;
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.

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.

© 1983 Words by Aub Podlich. Music by Robin Mann. Used with Permission. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.

Response

Friends in Christ, will you promise to maintain a life of worship and teaching, witness and service so that these children and all the children among you may grow in the Grace of Jesus Christ and the knowledge and love of God?

With God’s help, we will live out our baptism
As a loving community in Christ:
Nurturing one another in faith,
Upholding one another in prayer,
And encouraging one another in service
until Christ comes. Amen.

Anthem: Let Our Love Shine Out

Colin Gibson arr R Nairn

Subtle Bricks Drama: Three Things That Look Like They Belong Together

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.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:34-46

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

Sermon

We Sing: Yesu, Yesu

  1. Kneels at the feet of his friends,
    silently washes their feet:
    master who acts as a slave to them.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

  2. Neighbours are wealthy and poor,
    varied in colour and race,
    neighbours are near us and far away.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

  3. These are the ones we should serve,
    these are the ones we should love;
    all these are neighbours to us and you.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

  4. Loving puts us on our knees,
    silently washing their feet,
    this is the way we should live with you.

    Yesu, Yesu,
    fill us with your love,
    show us how to serve
    the neighbours we have from you.

Words: Tom Colvin Music: Ghana folk song, adapt. Tom Colvin and people of Ghana. alt Words & Music © 1969 by Hope Publishing Co. 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: O God In Whom All Life Begins

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  1. God in whom all life begins,
    who births the seed to fruit,
    bestow your blessing on our lives;
    here let your love find root.
    Bring forth in us the Spirit’s gifts
    of patience, joy, and peace;
    deliver us from numbing fear,
    and grant our faith increase.

  2. Unite in mutual ministry
    our minds and hands and hearts
    that we may have the grace to seek
    the power your peace imparts.
    So let our varied gifts combine
    to glorify your Name
    that in all things by word and deed
    we may your love proclaim.

  3. Through tears and laughter, grief and joy,
    enlarge our trust and care;
    so bind us in community
    that we may risk and dare.
    Be with us when we gather here
    to worship, sing, and pray,
    then send us forth in power and faith
    to live the words we say.

Words: Carl P Daw © 1990 Hope Publishing Company. Used with Permission. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Sung Blessing: May the Lord

Pao-chen Li

Postlude: Cantilene

Malcolm Archer

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 cafes in North Adelaide.


The liturgy in this service is adapted from Words for Worship, published by MediaCom, Inc.