The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 7th August 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
August 7th, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

Have Faith in God –traditional English

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

Have Faith in God – Olwen Scott

Call to Worship

Unfailing.
Indestructible.
Giver of blessings,
comfort for our fears,
source of our joy;
we turn our hearts to you
and you meet us

with grace upon grace.

You are our treasure,
and in you,
our restless hearts find their home.
We, your little flock, worship you.

We Sing: Come One, Come All

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


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


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
(x2)

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 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

Keep Your Lamps – Andre Thomas

Scripture Reading: Luke 12:32-40

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

“Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night or near dawn and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

“But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

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

Sermon

Offering

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Prayers of the People

We Sing: Invitation

  1. God has laid a feasting table.
    All her guests are gathered round.
    From the highways and the byways
    all the lost have now been found.
    When we hear the invitation
    will we lay our burdens down?

  2. At this table all are welcome.
    No one need be left behind.
    God is greater than our difference.
    Christ can see where we are blind.
    When we hear the invitation
    will we love all human kind?

  3. God is crying out for justice.
    Christ is weeping in the street.
    When will be the time for laughter?
    When will all have food to eat?
    When we hear the invitation
    will we make God’s will complete?

Tune In! Brunswick UC Songbook Words & Music: Shawn Whelan, arr C Lees. © 2006. 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: 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. Longing for food, many are hungry.
    Longing for water, many still thirst.
    Make us your bread, broken for others,
    shared until all are fed.

    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  4. Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
    Longing for warmth, many are cold.
    Make us your building, sheltering others
    walls made of living stone.

    Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
    Shine through the darkness.
    Christ, be our light!
    Shine in your church gathered today.

  5. 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.

All Together OK, 313. Words and music: Bernadette Farrell. © 1993 Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

God Be With You Till We Meet Again – Rosemary Nairn

Postlude

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.