The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 9th October 2022

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Brougham Place Uniting Church
Kardlayirdi Karnungga
A light on the hill
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.

God wants good for us.

October 9, 2022

Prelude

Welcome

Lighting of the Candles and Introit

Come Sing Praises -Michael Perry

Call to Worship

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth.
Come and see what God has done.

The earth and everything it contains comes from God.
Come and see what God has done.

Earth is God’s creation, and God says: ‘it is good.’
Come and see what God has done.

We Sing: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You

  1. Joyful, joyful, we adore you,
    God of glory, God of love;
    hearts unfold like flowers before you
    opening to the sun above.
    Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,
    drive the dark of doubt away;
    giver of immortal gladness,
    fill us with the light of day.

  2. All your works with joy surround you,
    earth and heav’n reflect your rays,
    stars and angels sing around you,
    centre of unbroken praise.
    Field and forest, vale and mountain,
    flowery meadow, flashing sea,
    singing bird and flowing fountain
    call to praise you joyfully.

  3. You are giving and forgiving,
    ever blessing, ever blest,
    well-spring of the joy of living,
    ocean-depth of happy rest.
    You our Father, Christ our brother,
    all are yours who live in love;
    teach us how to love each other,
    lift us to your joy above.

Together in Song 152 Henry Van Dyke 1852-1933alt. Public Domain.

Prayer of Invocation

God of all faithfulness, this is the day you have made, may we rejoice and be glad in it. In this very moment, may we know your goodness to us and all the earth. May we come alive in your love and faithfulness. May we experience your faith in us today. And may we experience our faith in you as a flower blossoming in our lives.
We are a people of faith.
Increase our faith O God.
Amen.

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

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.

Choral Anthem

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation – Purcell

Scripture Reading – Jeremiah 29:1, 4–7

These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

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

We Sing: Know that God is Good – CH4 Song 788 (vs 1 only, sung twice)

Know that God is good,
Know that God is Good,
Know that God is good,
God is good, God is good.

(sung twice)

Introduction to the Gospel Reading

Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11–19

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

The gospel of Christ, light of the world.
Thanks be to God.

We Sing: Know that God is Good. CH4 – Song 788 (vs 1 and 2)

Know that God is good,
Know that God is Good,
Know that God is good,
God is good, God is good.

Hal-le, haleluya.
Ha-le, haleluya.
Ha-le, haleluya.
Haleluya, haleluya.

Traditional song Congo

Sermon

We Sing: Three Things I Promise

  1. Three things I promise, Holy God,
    in age and youth, in life and death:
    to bless your Name, and cling to Christ,
    and listen for the Spirit’s breath.

  2. Your love unfolded time and space,
    and life, and all that life became,
    and so, with thankful heart and voice,
    through good and ill, I bless your Name.

  3. I follow, serve, and cling to Christ
    amid our culture’s tides and trends,
    for here your Name is most revealed:
    Majestic Love, and Best of Friends.

  4. Enlivened as the Spirit moves
    to cleanse, awaken, and renew,
    I pray that justice, peace, and truth,
    may seed and grow in all I do.

  5. If I should live when vigour fades,
    and family and friends are gone,
    three acts of loving faith remain
    when days are slow, and work is done.

  6. Revive and guide me, Living God,
    as day by day, until my death,
    I bless your Name and cling to Christ,
    and listen for the Spirit’s breath.

From “More Voices.” Words: Brian Wren, 1997. Music: Daniel Charles Damon, 1999. © Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Offering – Now is the time for our offering, offerings can be made electronically, or left in the wooden box as you leave the service. All that we have and all that we are, are gifts from God.

To give electronically please go to bpuc.org/give

Prayers of the People

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.

We Sing: Great is Your Faithfulness

  1. Great is your faithfulness, O God my Father,
    in you no shadow of turning we see;
    you never fail and your love is unchanging:
    as you have been you for ever will be.

    Great is your faithfulness
    great is your faithfulness,
    morning by morning new mercies we see;
    all we have needed your hand has provided:
    great is your faithfulness, Lord God, to me.

  2. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
    sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
    join with all nature in unspoken witness
    to your great faithfulness, mercy and love.

    Great is your faithfulness
    great is your faithfulness,
    morning by morning new mercies we see;
    all we have needed your hand has provided:
    great is your faithfulness, Lord God, to me.

  3. Pardon for sin and a peace that’s enduring,
    your living presence to cheer and to guide,
    strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow –
    these are the blessings your love will provide.

    Great is your faithfulness
    great is your faithfulness,
    morning by morning new mercies we see;
    all we have needed your hand has provided:
    great is your faithfulness, Lord God, to me.

Together in Song 154 -Thomas Obadiah Chisholm 1866-1960 alt. Words & Music © 1923, renewal 1951 by Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Choral Blessing

Deep peace -Rosemary Nairn

Postlude

Come and share morning tea together, downstairs in the basement.