The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 5th June 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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Pentecost Sunday
June 5th, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

Skye Boat Song – traditional Scottish

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

Spirit of God Unseen as the Wind

Call to Worship

Come and see, the Holy Spirit is here:
the wild wind who blows away
our doubts and fears,
the one who remains with us forever.


Come and worship God our maker,
who has sent the Spirit to guide us
and give us comfort.


Come let us worship God,
Maker, Son and Spirit.

We Sing: Spirit of Dreaming

  1. Spirit of truth, come to us now,
    breathe your word into us.
    Plant in our hearts your wisdom and love,
    speak your kindness through us.
    Spirit of dreaming come, make of your people one.
    Spirit of truth, enter our dreaming now.

  2. Spirit of grace, come to us now,
    break into our silence.
    Nourish our hearts with healing and joy,
    sing your love song through us.
    Spirit of dreaming come, make of your people one.
    Spirit of grace, enter our dreaming now.

    Spirit of hope restore us,
    go before us,
    lead us through famine and feast.
    Spirit of faith uplift us,
    take and gift us for
    loving the last and the least.

  3. Spirit of light, come to us now,
    shine into our darkness.
    Bring to our hearts your longing for life,
    kindle peace between us.
    Spirit of dreaming come, make of your people one.
    Spirit of light, enter our dreaming now.

All Together All Right, 607. Words and music: Alison Campbell Rate © 2013. STU Publishing. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

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

I Will Sing With the Spirit – John Rutter

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every people under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Fellow Jews and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit,
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

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

Sermon

Offering

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Prayers of the People

We Sing: Wa Emimimo

Wa wa wa Emimimo,
Wa wa wa Alagbara,
Wao, wao, wao.

Come, O Holy Spirit, come.
Come, Almighty Spirit, come.
Come, come, come.

Together in Song, 711. Yoruba traditional hymn paraphrase by I-to Loh. 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: God Sends Us the Spirit

  1. God sends us the Spirit to befriend and help us,
    re-create and guide us, Spirit friend:
    Spirit who enlivens, sanctifies, enlightens,
    sets us free, is now our Spirit friend.

    Spirit of our Maker, Spirit friend,
    Spirit of our Jesus, Spirit friend,
    Spirit of God’s people, Spirit friend.

  2. Darkened roads are clearer, heavy burdens lighter
    when we’re walking with our Spirit friend:
    now we need not fear the powers of the darkness;
    none can overcome our Spirit friend.

    Spirit of our Maker, Spirit friend,
    Spirit of our Jesus, Spirit friend,
    Spirit of God’s people, Spirit friend.

  3. Now we are God’s people, bonded by his presence,
    agents of God’s purpose, Spirit friend:
    lead us forward ever, slipping backward never,
    to your remade world, our Spirit friend.

    Spirit of our Maker, Spirit friend,
    Spirit of our Jesus, Spirit friend,
    Spirit of God’s people, Spirit friend.

Together in Song, 412. Tom Colvin 1925- and people of Ghana. Words & Music © 1969 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL60188. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

A Clare Benediction – John Rutter

Postlude

Veni Creator Spiritus – Rosemary Nairn

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.