The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 4th October 2020

The Order of Service follows below.

For improved text clarity and easier reading, e.g. change text size, you can use ePub on iPhones, iPads and other devices with an ePub application. For your Kindle use mobi. If you want to see it exactly as printed, or print your own there is a pdf.

October 4th, 2020

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


Welcome and Acknowledgment of Land

Introit and Lighting of the Candles: The Lord’s My Shepherd

Bob Chilcott (Fl A 57)

Call to Worship

Leader 1: Come, people of God. You are the body of Christ.

Leader 2: Gifted and called; loved and free.

People: We come to worship as gathered community;
from far and wide, yet connected in faith.

Leader 1: Come, people of God. You are the body of Christ.

Leader 2: Differently abled; made whole by the presence of one another.

People: We come to worship in the fullness of our diversity;
delighting in our differences, united in Christ.

Leader 1: Come, people of God. You are the body of Christ.

Leader 2: Baptised in grace; in ministry in the world.

People: We come to worship to be strengthened in faith;
to listen for your call upon our lives;
to be challenged, forgiven, nurtured and renewed.
Let us worship God together!

Opening Prayer

We Sing: Come One, Come All

  1. Let all the earth come join the song
    and join the dance for all belong.
    Creation beats with willing hearts,
    so come on saints, let’s play our part.
    Come one, come all
    to life that’s whole
    come one, come all
    to love that’s full.

  2. The hills and rivers sound their praise
    and we join in for our God reigns.
    Come to the table eat your fill.
    Come rest by living waters still.
    Come one, come all
    to life that’s whole
    come one, come all
    to love that’s full.

  3. So take your place and know you’re loved
    and spread the word, for there’s enough
    to know our God and truly live
    creation was made for this.
    Come one, come all
    to life that’s whole
    come one, come all
    to love that’s full.(repeat)

  4. So take your place and know you’re loved
    and spread the word for there’s enough
    to know our God and truly live
    creation was made for this.

Music and lyrics by Malcolm Gordon, arr by Fiona Chus. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Prayer

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.

Prayer of Invocation

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-14

We Sing: Christ Be Our Light

  1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
    Longing for truth, we turn to you.
    Make us your own, your holy people,
    light for the world to see.
    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  2. Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
    Longing for hope, many despair.
    Your word alone has power to save us.
    Make us your living voice.
    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  3. Many the gifts, many the people,
    many the hearts that yearn to belong.
    Let us be servants to one another,
    making your kingdom come.
    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

Words and music: Bernadette Farrell. © 1993 Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:1-10

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon

Offering

To give electronically to the church or Gifts and Goodies please go to bpuc.org/give

To give electronically to the UnitingWorld COVID-19 appeal please go to unitingworld.org.au/donate/

Prayers of the People

We Sing: May Our Lives and Our Prayers Be One ATAR 680

May our lives and prayers be one
as our hopes shape the roads we walk on.
And when our work and our dreaming’s done.
May our lives and our prayers be one.

  1. Within the rhythm of our days
    we take the time to muse and pray.
    The fears we face, the tears we taste
    we view in light of holy grace.
    May our lives and prayers be one
    as our hopes shape the roads we walk on.
    And when our work and our dreaming’s done.
    May our lives and our prayers be one.

  2. We name our deepest hopes and dreams
    for those we love and all in need.
    We picture how the world could be.
    We live the change we want to see.
    May our lives and prayers be one
    as our hopes shape the roads we walk on.
    And when our work and our dreaming’s done.
    May our lives and our prayers be one.

ATAR 680. Words © Paul Somerville. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

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: We Will Love ATFG 586

We will walk with you at the edges,
we will die with you on the crossroads,
we will live in your dangerous places,
we will love.
We will risk with you taking chances,
we will stand with you facing evil,
we will live in your dangerous places,
we will love.

  1. Come Lord Jesus Christ hear our prayer,
    come now living friend please draw near.
    Alone, we feel unsure and so afraid.
    Calling us to live by your grace,
    calling us to leave all that’s safe.
    Our lives we choose to lose so you may save.
    We will walk with you at the edges,
    we will die with you on the crossroads,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.
    We will risk with you taking chances,
    we will stand with you facing evil,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.

  2. Stepping out we call on your name,
    knowing you have healed all our shame.
    Our God, your precious love has made us whole.
    Gifting us with power to set free,
    Holy Spirit, use even me.
    Renew all that I am so I may see.
    We will walk with you at the edges,
    we will die with you on the crossroads,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.*
    We will risk with you taking chances,
    we will stand with you facing evil,
    we will live in your dangerous places,
    we will love.

Words and Music: Graeme Gardiner. © 1992 Graeme Gardiner, 25 Greens Road, Warrimoo NSW 2774. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Sung Blessing: Irish Blessing

Bob Chilcott (Fl A 29)

Postlude: For the Beauty of the Earth

Conrad Kocher

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 cafés in North Adelaide.