The Light on the Hill

Worship – March 29

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Prelude and Welcome

Lighting of the Candles

Call to Worship

We are breath. We are spirit. God breathe in us.
We are flesh. We are heart. 
God, enflame us,
encircle us, 
embrace us.

We Sing: All is Wonder

In this moment, in this place,
All is wonder, all is grace.
In this moment, in this place,
We are one.

Words © Trisha Watts. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License#A-604444.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 130

We Sing: The Steadfast Love of the Lord ATA 153

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new ev’ry morning, new ev’ry morning
Great is your faithfulness, O Lord
Great is your faithfulness.

Edith McNeil. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-604444.

Prayer of Confession and Hope

We Sing: The Steadfast Love of the Lord ATA 153

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new ev’ry morning, new ev’ry morning
Great is your faithfulness, O Lord
Great is your faithfulness.

Edith McNeil. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-604444.

Passing of the Peace

The peace of our God be with you.
And also with you.

Community News and Notices

Children’s Time

We Sing: Choose Kindness

When you have a choice to make,
when there are two paths to take,
what will you choose to guide your way,
decisions you make ev’ryday?

Choose kindness, choose tenderness,
choose patience, choose love.
Choose mercy, choose empathy,
walk humbly with your God.
Choose justice, choose faithfulness,
choose wisdom, choose grace.
Choose goodness, choose gentleness,
God’s light will guide your way.

Music and lyrics by Jennifer Hughes © 2018. Used with permission.

Scripture Reading: John 11:1-45

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

Sermon

We Sing: Beauty for Brokenness TiS 690

  1. Beauty for brokenness, hope for despair,
    Lord, in the suffering, this is our prayer.
    Bread for the children, justice, joy, peace,
    sunrise to sunset your kingdom increase.

God of the poor,
friend of the weak,
give us compassion we pray;
melt our cold hearts,
let tears fall like rain.
Come change our love
from a spark to a flame.

  1. Shelter for fragile lives, cures for their ills,
    work for the craftsmen, trade for their skills;
    land for the dispossessed, rights for the weak;
    voices to plead the cause of those who can’t speak.

God of the poor,
friend of the weak,
give us compassion we pray;
melt our cold hearts,
let tears fall like rain.
Come change our love
from a spark to a flame.

  1. Lighten our darkness, breathe on this flame
    until your justice burns brightly again;
    until the nations learn of your ways,
    seek your salvation and bring you their praise.

God of the poor,
friend of the weak,
give us compassion we pray;
melt our cold hearts,
let tears fall like rain.
Come change our love
from a spark to a flame.

Graham Kendrick. Words and music by permission Make Way Music. Administered by Integrity Music. Words used with permission under copyright CCLI Licence No. 137219. Copyright cleared music for churches.

Offering

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Prayers of the People

And now with the confidence of the children of God we pray:
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: God is Love TiS 153

  1. God is love, let heav’n adore him;
    God is love, let earth rejoice;
    let creation sing before him,
    and exalt him with one voice.
    God, who laid the earth’s foundation,
    he who spread the heavens above
    and who breathes through all creation,
    God is Love, eternal Love.

  2. God is love, and gently, enfolding
    all the world in one embrace,
    with unfailing grasp is holding
    every child of every race.
    And when human hearts are breaking
    under sorrow’s iron rod,
    then they find that self same aching
    deep within the heart of God.

  3. God is love, and, though with blindness
    sin afflicts our human hearts,
    God’s eternal lovingkindness
    holding, guiding, grace imparts.
    Sin and death and hell shall never
    o’er us final triumph gain;
    God is love, so love for ever
    o’er the universe must reign.

Timothy Rees 1874-1939 alt. Words by permission
Community of Resurrection, UK. Public Domain.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Postlude


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9 Responses to “Worship – March 29”

  1. Penny Dawe

    Thankyou so much. What a beautiful, meaningful service. Loved seeing the beautiful organ again.
    Blessings to all, Penny Dawe, Maryborough, Victoria xx

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  2. Jenny Hughes (Port Pirie)

    Jenny here John – thank you for sending me the link for this morning’s service. I enjoyed it very much. It felt like a Sunday again. The children’s time was wonderful and I enjoyed the boys singing the children’s song.

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  3. Janette & John Minchin

    What a hope-filled response to these difficult times! It is a message for the whole world. Janette & John Minchin

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  4. Sue Ellis

    Thank you for today’s worship. Thank you Helen and girls for inviting us into your garden. Thank you for the beautiful prayers of the people. Thank you for a message for today from the wonderful story of Lazarus, when Hope was almost lost for good. And thank you for the willy wagtail Jenny. I wept.

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  5. Ken Bark-Toronto, Ontario Canada

    I really enjoyed watching the service and it was beautiful! You had a guest member there-Virginia Wright and I sing with her in the church choir at St, Barnabas Anglican Church. She mentioned how much she loved attending the service while in Australia.

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  6. Virginia Wright

    Hello from Toronto once again – as you see from Ken’s reply just above mine, there are now some of my friends from Toronto who are tuning in as well. Thank you to everyone who took part and made such meaningful and heart-warming contributions, and to Jenni for helping to recharge my battery for the week with a strong sense of context, deep acknowledgement of what we are feeling, and the assurance that prayer can make such a difference in so many ways. I feel really lucky to still be able to connect directly you on Sundays/Saturday evening here!

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  7. Samuel Mori Yengi

    Dear Janni and John,
    many thanks to God for gift He has given to both of you to look after his folks. May God continue to add his blessings upon you in Jesus Christ Name.
    From Samuel Yengi.

    Reply

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