The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 30th August 2020

The Order of Service follows below.

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August 30, 2020 – Pentecost 13

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

Prelude: O For the Wings of a Dove


Welcome and Lighting of Candles

Introit: Walk Humbly With Your God

Erik Routley

Call to Worship

Come let us worship God.
Let is come with open hearts,
to know God’s will,
to discern Christ’s way,
to listen for the Spirit’s guidance,
and be crafted into the body of Christ.
Come let us worship together.


We Sing: All Are Welcome

  1. Let us build a house where love can dwell
    and all can safely live,
    a place where saints and children tell
    how hearts learn to forgive.
    Built of hopes and dreams and visions,
    rock of faith and vault of grace;
    here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,
    all are welcome in this place.

  2. Let us build a house where prophets speak,
    and words are strong and true,
    where all God’s children dare to seek
    to dream God’s reign anew.
    Here the cross shall stand as witness
    and as symbol of God’s grace;
    here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,
    all are welcome in this place.

  3. Let us build a house where hands will reach
    beyond the wood and stone
    to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,
    and live the Word they’ve known.
    Here the outcast and the stranger
    bear the image of God’s face:
    let us bring an end to fear and danger:

    All are welcome, all are welcome,
    all are welcome in this place.

Marty Haugen b.1950. © 1994 GIA Publications Inc. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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: Jubilate


Scripture Reading: Romans 12:9-21

From this shines forth the Word of God.
Thanks be to God.


We Sing: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

  1. Make me a channel of your peace.
    Where there is hatred let me bring your love;
    where there is injury, your pardon, Lord;
    and where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

    O Master, grant that I may never seek
    so much to be consoled as to console,
    to be understood as to understand,
    to be loved, as to love with all my soul.

  2. Make me a channel of your peace.
    Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope;
    where there is darkness, let me bring your light;
    and where there is sadness, ever joy.

    O Master, grant that I may never seek
    so much to be consoled as to console,
    to be understood as to understand,
    to be loved, as to love with all my soul.

  3. Make me a channel of your peace.
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    in giving of ourselves that we receive,
    and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

TiS 607. Based on an anonymous prayer (?French) c.1900 This version by Johann Sebastian Templehoff 1928-. Words and Music by permission of Oregon Catholic Press. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.


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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: Lord of Earth and All Creation

  1. Lord of earth and all creation,
    let your love possess our land:
    wealth, and freedom, far horizons,
    mountain, forest, shining sand:
    may we share, in faith and friendship,
    gifts unmeasured from your hand.

  2. People of the ancient Dreamtime,
    they who found this country first,
    ask with those, the later comers,
    will our dream be blessed or cursed?
    Grant us, Lord, new birth, new living,
    hope for which our children thirst.

  3. Lord, life-giving healing Spirit,
    on our hurts your mercy shower;
    lead us by your inward dwelling,
    guiding, guarding, every hour.
    Bless and keep our land Australia:
    in your will her peace and power.

TiS 672. Michael Rayner Thwaites 1915- and Honor Mary Thwaites 1914-1993. Words © M.  R. Thwaites. Music © R. Boughen. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.

Launch of the UnitingCare North Adelaide Emergency Relief Centre

Introduction to the Emergency Relief Centre

Community in Action – words from The Hon Rachel Sanderson, MP

Commissioning of Ministry Team

There are different gifts,
but it is the same Spirit who gives them.

There are different ways of serving God,
but it is the same Lord who is served.

God works through different people in different ways,
but it is the same God whose purposes are achieved through them all.

Each one of us is given a gift by the Spirit,
to use for the common good.

During baptism, we as God’s people
promise to love, encourage and support
our brothers and sisters in faith,
that they may grow
in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
and the knowledge and love of God.

We seek God’s help
to 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.

Cutting the Ribbon

Sending Forth and Benediction

Sung Blessing: Let Our Earth be Peaceful

Shirley Murray / Colin Gibson

Postlude: Trumpet Tune in G

Michael Ryan

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. The commissioning is adapted from Uniting in Worship II.