The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 31st October 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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October 31, 2021
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

A New Commandment

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

There’s a Wideness

Call to Worship

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
Bring your praises to God,
let your voice sing out.

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
Put your trust in God,
for God is always with you.

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
God’s love will lift you up
and set you free.

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, my soul!

Based on Psalm 146

We Sing: Come All You People

Come all you people,
Come and praise your maker
Come all you people,
Come and praise your maker
Come all you people,
Come and praise your maker
Come now and worship the Lord.

All Together Whatever, 419 Words and music © Alexander Gondo, Arrangement © 1995 WGRC Iona Community Administered by Willow Connections Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. One license, License #A‑604444.

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

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.

Choral Anthem

Love is Your Way – Shirley Murray

Scripture Readings: Matthew 5:1-12

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

Sermon

We Sing: Fount of All Goodness

  1. Fount of all goodness and womb of new birth,
    forming and guarding each creature on earth,
    thank you, O God, for the saints who protect
    all of your children our churches neglect.

  2. Thank you for teachers who train us to hear
    voices of truth in our babel of fear,
    giving us guidance, and grace when we fall,
    helping each person to answer your call.

  3. Thank you for dreamers who dare to conceive
    new paths to follow, new ways to believe,
    casting a vision that helps us to see
    what still might happen and what still could be.

  4. Thank you for saints who affirm the divine
    living for justice one day at a time;
    welcoming others, both stranger and friend,
    sharing your love with no limit or end.

Protest of Praise, 36. David Bjorlin © 2019, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. One license, License #A‑604444.

Time of Remembering

Prayers for All the Saints

…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.

Offering

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We Sing: Song of Faith that Sings Forever

  1. Song of faith that sings forever
    through God’s people, ages long,
    Word that holds the world together
    when our hearts take up the song,
    always, always, somewhere sounding,
    though the source we do not see,
    counterpoint to all despairing,
    it is hope that sets the key.

  2. Song of faith in exaltation,
    rising through the vaults of prayer,
    tune of simple celebration
    offered up in open air,
    song in chapel and cathedral,
    descant to our daily tone,
    song from sickbed or in prison,
    faith must often sing alone.

  3. And when life would overwhelm us,
    when there seems no song to sing,
    hear the constant voice of courage
    out of fear and suffering:
    all who’ve loved and trusted Jesus,
    all who lift us to be strong,
    endless, endless are the voices
    of the faith that makes the song.

Tune: Abbots’ Leigh, Together in Song 153. Shirley Erena Murray, Words © 1999 Hope Publishing Company, 380 S Main Pl, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. One license, License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

And Now May the Courage – Brethren Hymnal arr Rosemary Nairn

Postlude

Be Still My Soul – Sibelius

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

Some of the liturgy in this service is adapted from Spill the Beans, www.spillthebeans.org.uk