The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 3rd July 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
July 3rd, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

The Moldau – Smetena

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

O Breath of Life – M Hammond

Call to Worship

Come, let us join together,
brothers and sisters,
called to worship our amazing God,
revealed by Jesus,
present in Spirit.

Come, one and all,
bring only yourself,
for that is all you need.

Come let us sing our songs to God and listen to God’s word.

Let us offer our body, mind and spirit
to the one who made us.


Let us enjoy our time together
as we seek to know more
of the mystery we call God.

We Sing: Sing Hey for the Carpenter

  1. Come with me, come wander,
    Come welcome the world,
    Where strangers might smile
    Or where stones may be hurled;
    Come leave what you cling to,
    Lay down what you clutch
    And find, with hands empty,
    That hearts can hold much.

    Sing Hey for the carpenter
    Leaving his tools!
    Sing Hey for the Pharisees
    Leaving their rules!
    Sing Hey for the fishermen
    Leaving their nets!
    Sing Hey for the people
    Who leave their regrets!

  2. Come walk in my company,
    Come sleep by my side,
    Come savour a lifestyle
    With nothing to hide;
    Come sit at my table
    And eat with my friends,
    Discovering that love
    Which the world never ends.

    Sing Hey for the carpenter
    Leaving his tools!
    Sing Hey for the Pharisees
    Leaving their rules!
    Sing Hey for the fishermen
    Leaving their nets!
    Sing Hey for the people
    Who leave their regrets!

  3. Come share in my laughter,
    Come close to my fears,
    Come find yourself washed
    With the kiss of my tears;
    Come stand close at hand
    While I suffer and die,
    And find in three days
    How I never will lie.

    Sing Hey for the carpenter
    Leaving his tools!
    Sing Hey for the Pharisees
    Leaving their rules!
    Sing Hey for the fishermen
    Leaving their nets!
    Sing Hey for the people
    Who leave their regrets!

  4. Come leave your possessions,
    Come share out your treasure,
    Come give and receive
    Without method or measure;
    Come loose every bond
    That’s restraining the spirit,
    Enabling the earth
    To be yours to inherit.

    Sing Hey for the carpenter
    Leaving his tools!
    Sing Hey for the Pharisees
    Leaving their rules!
    Sing Hey for the fishermen
    Leaving their nets!
    Sing Hey for the people
    Who leave their regrets!

All Together OK, 348. John L. Bell 1949-. © 1987 The Iona Community Administered in Australia and New Zealand by Willow Connection PTY LTD, PO Box 288, Brookvale NSW 2100. 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 at the entrances.

Choral Anthem

Come Down, O Love Divine -Tadman Robins

Scripture Reading: Luke 10:1-11,16-20

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way; I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ And if a person of peace is there, your peace will rest on that person, but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’

“Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!” He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. Indeed, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

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

Sermon

Offering

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Prayers of the People

We Sing: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ

  1. Let us talents and tongues employ,
    reaching out with a shout of joy;
    bread is broken, the wine is poured,
    Christ is spoken and seen and heard.

    Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,
    pass the Word around: loaves abound!

  2. Christ is able to make us one,
    at the table he sets the tone,
    teaching people to live to bless,
    love in word and in deed express.

    Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,
    pass the Word around: loaves abound!

  3. Jesus call us in, sends us out
    bearing fruit in a world of doubt,
    gives us love to tell, bread to share:
    God-Immanuel everywhere.

    Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,
    pass the Word around: loaves abound!

Together in Song, 537. Frederik Herman Kaan (1929-) Words by permission Stainer & Bell, London. Music © 1975 by Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Celebrating Holy Communion

Setting of the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

May God be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to our God.

Let us give thanks to God our Creator.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

… And so we raise our voices, together with heaven and earth, your people throughout all time and in all places, and all of creation, saying:
Holy, holy, holy God, of all creation and life,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God.
Hosanna in the highest!

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.

Breaking of the Bread

The Communion

Prayer After Communion

We Sing: Go to the World!

  1. Go to the world! Go into all the earth.
    Go preach the cross where Christ renews life’s worth,
    baptizing as the sign of our rebirth.
    Alleluia. Alleluia.

  2. Go to the world! Go into ev’ry place.
    Go live the Word of God’s redeeming grace.
    Go seek God’s presence in each time and space.
    Alleluia. Alleluia.

  3. Go to the world! Go struggle, bless and pray;
    the nights of tears give way to joyous day,
    As servant Church, you follow Christ’s own way.
    Alleluia. Alleluia.

  4. Go to the world! Go as the ones I send,
    for I am with you ’til the age shall end,
    When all the hosts of glory cry “Amen!”
    Alleluia. Alleluia.

Church Hymnary, 683. Sylvia G. Dunstan. Words © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Like a Mighty River – Noel Tredinnick

Postlude

I’ve Got Peace Like a River – Traditional

Please come and share morning tea in the basement. There are stairs behind the organ and a ramp between the church and the car park leading to the basement.