The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 30th October 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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Artwork by Karan Hudson

The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost
October 30, 2022

Prelude

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

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

Blest are the pure in heart – Keble

Call to Worship

Come, let us live in the love of God.
Come, let us sing of God’s goodness.
Come. let us speak of God’s faithfulness.
Come, let us pray in hope.
Come. let us worship together.
Come. all are invited, all are welcome.
So now we come, daring to believe that our lives will be touched by grace, as we gather in community with God and one another.

Prayer of Invocation

We Sing: Come as you are

  1. ‘Come as you are: that’s how I want you.
    Come as you are: feel quite at home,
    Close to my heart, loved and forgiven.
    Come as you are: why stand alone?

  2. ‘No need to fear, love sets no limits;
    no need to fear, love never ends;
    don’t run away shamed and disheartened,
    rest in my love, trust me again.

  3. ‘I came to call sinners, not just the righteous;
    I came to bring peace, not to condemn.
    Each time you fail to live by my promise,
    why do you think I’d love you the less?

  4. ‘Come as you are; that’s how I love you;
    come as you are, trust me again.
    Nothing can change the love that I bear you;
    all will be well, just come as you are.’

Together in Song 693. Deirdre Browne 1936- Words by permission Spectrum Publications, Melbourne. All rights reserved. One License, License #A‑604444.

Stewardship – Life Overflowing

Introduction

A Stewardship Story

Stewardship Litany

Moment by moment, when we open ourselves to the wonder of God’s love, we discover there the fullness of life. Life overflowing. This is the abundant life Jesus offers.
Today we claim this love of God.
Today we will begin to live as though God loves us,
with all our faults and insecurities.
Honouring God, and serving others.

This Love will renew our hearts and minds.
May we live life abundantly.

Stewardship Response

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We Sing: Life to the Brim, Life Overflowing

  1. Life to the brim, life overflowing
    Life pouring out in compassion and grace.
    Spirit of God, well up within us
    Bring us to life in this time and this place.

  2. Life to the brim, life overflowing
    Life flooding in from below and above
    Spirit of God, pour out upon us.
    Bring us to faith and to hope and to love.

© 2011 Andrew Dutney

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 at the entrances.

Choral Anthem

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky – Schutte

Scripture Readings: Luke 19:1-10

He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

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

Sermon

We Sing: Jesus Christ is Waiting

  1. Jesus Christ is waiting, waiting in the streets;
    no-one is his neighbour, all alone he eats.
    Listen, Lord Jesus, I am lonely too.
    Make me, friend or stranger, fit to wait on you.

  2. Jesus Christ is raging, raging in the streets,
    where injustice spirals and real hope retreats.
    Listen, Lord Jesus, I am angry too.
    In the Kingdom’s causes let me rage with you.

  3. Jesus Christ is healing, healing in the streets;
    curing those who suffer, touching those he greets.
    Listen, Lord Jesus, I have pity too.
    Let my care be active, healing just like you.

  4. Jesus Christ is dancing, dancing in the streets,
    where each sign of hatred he, with love, defeats.
    Listen, Lord Jesus, I should triumph too.
    Where good conquers evil let me dance with you.

  5. Jesus Christ is calling, calling in the streets,
    ‘Who will join my journey? I will guide their feet.’
    Listen, Lord Jesus, let my fears be few.
    Walk one step before me; I will follow you.

Together in Song 665. John L. Bell 1949- Words by permission Wild Goose Publications. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Offering

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 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: 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.

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

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Peace I leave with you – Philip Young

Postlude

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