The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 8th August 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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August 8, 2021
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

Prelude

Put Peace Into Each Others Hands – trad

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

Call to Worship

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be in my mouth.
My soul praises the Lord—
let the humble hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt God’s name together.

from Psalm 34

Prayer

We Sing: She Sits Like a Bird

  1. She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters,
    hovering on the chaos of the world’s first day;
    she sighs and she sings, mothering creation,
    waiting to give birth to all the Word will say.

  2. She wings over earth, resting where she wishes,
    lighting close at hand or soaring through the skies;
    she nests in the womb, welcoming each wonder,
    nourishing potential hidden to our eyes.

  3. She dances in fire, startling her spectators,
    waking tongues of ecstasy where dumbness reigned;
    she weans and inspires all whose hearts are open,
    nor can she be captured, silenced or restrained.

  4. For she is the Spirit, one with God in essence,
    gifted by the Saviour in eternal love;
    she is the key opening the scriptures,
    enemy of apathy and heavenly dove.

Together in Song, 418. John L Bell 1949- and Graham Maule 1958-. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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.

Special Music

Scripture Readings: Ephesians 4:25–5:2

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

Sermon

We Sing: May Our Lives and Prayers Be One

Refrain:
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.

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

Offering

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Prayers of the People

…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.

We Sing: For the Fruits of All Creation

  1. For the fruits of all creation,
    thanks be to God;
    for his gifts to every nation,
    thanks be to God;
    for the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
    silent growth while we are sleeping,
    future needs in earth’s safe keeping,
    thanks be to God.

  2. In the just reward of labour,
    God’s will is done;
    in the help we give our neighbour
    God’s will is done;
    in our worldwide task of caring
    for the hungry and despairing,
    in the harvests we are sharing,
    God’s will is done.

  3. For the harvests of the Spirit,
    thanks be to God;
    for the good we all inherit,
    thanks be to God;
    for the wonders that astound us,
    for the truths that still confound us,
    most of all, that love has found us,
    thanks be to God.

Together in Song, 168. Frederick Pratt Green 1903-2000. Words by permission Stainer & Bell, London (STA). All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Postlude

Joyful, Joyful by Beethoven, arr. Valet / Berry

Due to Covid restrictions, there will not be morning tea in the building today. Consider joining a group of others in a North Adelaide café.
Please wait for a steward to indicate it is time to move.