The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 29th May 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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Reconciliation Sunday
May 29th, 2022

Prelude

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – tune: Nettleton

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him – Gaelic Air adapted by John Bell

Call to Worship

Our land is alive with the glory of God;
desert sands hum and gum trees dance.
Brown grasses sing
and mountains breathe their stillness.
All created things add their rhythms of delight
and even stones rap out their praise.
Let our voices mingle with those of the earth;
may our hearts join the beat of her joy,
for our triune God is with us:
the source of all being surrounds and upholds us.
Christ Jesus walks beside and before us.
The Spirit moves within and between us.
Blessed be God, our wonder and delight.

By Rev Dr Jenny Tymms in Reconciliation Sunday Uniting Church Resources

We Sing: Yanakanai

Yanakanai, yanakanai,
yanakanai wimilangha ikapala. (repeat)

Arrawatanha, Arrawatanha,
Arrawatanha ngarpalangha ikandha. (repeat)

Come, come,
come, gather we will sit together. (repeat)

Arrawatanha, Arrawatanha,
Arrawatanha God is here. (repeat)

Translation from Adnyamathanha to English:
Yanakanai – come, wimilangha ikapala – we will sit together in the gathering. Arrawatanha – Most high. Ngarpalangha ikandha – is present here.

Words: Denise Champion and Jennifer Hughes. Music: Jennifer Hughes. Used with permission.

Prayer for Reconciliation

By Aunty Rev’d Lenore Parker in Reconciliation Sunday Uniting Church Resources – used with permission.

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.

We Sing: Time to Burst the Bubble

Shake your hands, wriggle your hips,
Move your feet, smiling lips.
It’s about time that we burst the bubble
of racism, hate and trouble.

  1. So I’m asking you can you be my friend,
    I’ve got a big wide grin trying not to offend.
    We can all live in this big wide land,
    So come on come on, shake my hand.

    Shake your hands, wriggle your hips,
    Move your feet, smiling lips.
    It’s about time that we burst the bubble
    of racism, hate and trouble.

  2. Black and white together yea, starting right now.
    It’s really easy I’ll show you how.
    Sit around friends give me a smile.
    Being together makes living worthwhile.

    Shake your hands, wriggle your hips,
    Move your feet, smiling lips.
    It’s about time that we burst the bubble
    of racism, hate and trouble.

  3. So tonight when I go to sleep,
    I’ll be counting my friends instead of counting sheep.
    the colour of people makes no diff’rence to me
    As long as we’re happy as long as we’re free.

    Shake your hands, wriggle your hips,
    Move your feet, smiling lips.
    It’s about time that we burst the bubble
    of racism, hate and trouble.


    Shake your hands, wriggle your hips,
    Move your feet, smiling lips.
    It’s about time that we burst the bubble
    of racism, hate and trouble.

From Songs for Aboriginal Studies and Reconciliation by Buck McKenzie © 2009. Used with permission through Rosemary Nairn, collaborator on the project.

Scripture Readings: John 17:20-26

‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

‘Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.’

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

Anthem

Sing Choirs of Heaven by Richard Shephard

Sermon

Click here to view the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Prayer of Lament and Confession

By Tarlee Leondaris, Covenanting Coordinator SA Synod in Reconciliation Sunday Uniting Church Resources

We Sing: The Great Southland

  1. This is Your nation, this is Your land.
    A land of dreaming, a forgotten past:
    a kindred people, willing to share
    this sacred home, this is our home.

    This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit.
    A land of red dust plains and summer rains,
    And in this sunburnt land we have seen God’s love,
    And to this Great Southland God’s Spirit’s come.

  2. This is Your nation, this is Your land,
    this common future, this shared hope.
    A land of reaping, a land of harvest,
    This is Your land, this is our home.

    This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit.
    A land of red dust plains and summer rains,
    And in this sunburnt land we have seen God’s love,
    And to this Great Southland God’s Spirit’s come.

  3. This is Your nation, this is Your land,
    This land of plenty This land of hope.
    The richest harvest is in her peoples
    From age to age God’s spirit’s come.

    This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit.
    A land of red dust plains and summer rains,
    And in this sunburnt land we have seen God’s love,
    And to this Great Southland God’s Spirit’s come.

  4. This is Your nation, this is Your land,
    this “lucky country” of dreams gone dry,
    and to all peoples there is a harvest
    and to this land God’s Spirit’s come.

    This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit.
    A land of red dust plains and summer rains,
    And in this sunburnt land we have seen God’s love,
    And to this Great Southland God’s Spirit’s come.

Verse 1 by Denise Champion. Geoff Bullock © Nightlight Music. Words and music from Songs of Geoff Bullock by permission Nighlight Music Group (Aust). Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

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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: Thuma Mina TiS 749

Thuma mina, Thuma mina, Thuma mina, Somandla
Send me Jesus, Send me Jesus, Send me Jesus, Send me Lord.

Witulani, Witulani, Witulani Mayatja
Fill me Jesus, Fill me Jesus, Fill me Jesus, Fill me Lord.

Djuy’yurra, Djuy’yurra, Djuy’yurra, Garray.
Send us Jesus, Send us Jesus, Send us Jesus, Send us Lord.

Thuma mina (South African – Xhosa)
Witulani (APY Lands – Pitjantjatjara)
Djuy’yurra (Arnhem Land – Djambarrpungu)

Traditional South African. Words by permission Walton Music Corporation, Florida, USA. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

With prayer and supplication – Amy Beach

Postlude

Sing Choirs of Heaven by Richard Shephard

Come and share morning tea together, downstairs in the basement.

If Reconciliation Sunday has created a curiosity to explore the journey we have been on and ideas for the journey ahead please click on the links below. A few hardcopies are also available at the Stanley Street door.