The Light on the Hill

Worship – November 22

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November 22nd, 2020

Reign of Christ Sunday

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


Welcome

Introit and Lighting of the Candles

Call to Worship

This day we celebrate the reign of Christ.
We rededicate our lives
to the one who is the core of our existence.
Let us worship the one in whom
we live and breathe and have our being.

Opening Prayer

We Sing: Halle, Halle, Halle

Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Halle, halle, hallelujah!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Caribbean Traditional. Public Domain. TiS 720.

Prayer of Adoration and Thanksgiving

Passing of the Peace

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

Community News and Notices

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:31-46

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

Sermon

We Sing: Sing of the Lord’s Goodness

  1. Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom,
    come to him and bless his name.
    Mercy he has shown us, his love is forever,
    faithful to the end of days.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

  2. Power he has wielded, honour is his garment,
    risen from the snares of death.
    His word he has spoken, one bread he has broken,
    new life he now gives to all.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

  3. Courage in our darkness, comfort in our sorrow,
    Spirit of our God most high;
    solace for the weary, pardon for the sinner,
    splendour of the living God.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

  4. Praise him with your singing, praise him with the trumpet,
    praise God with the lute and harp,
    praise him with the cymbals, praise him with your dancing,
    praise God till the end of days.

    Come then, all you nations,
    sing of your Lord’s goodness
    melodies of praise and thanks to God.
    Ring out the Lord’s glory,
    praise him with your music,
    worship him and bless his name.

Ernest Sands 1949 – Words and music © 1981. Ernest Sands. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE,License #A‑604444. TiS 183.

Offering

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We Sing: Lord, Hear Our Prayer

O, Lord hear our prayer.
O, Lord hear our prayer.
Lord hear our prayer.
Let it Be.

  1. Let it rise up to the mountain
    to the depths of the dark blue sea.
    Let it rise like a red and dusty storm;
    let it bind our community.

    O, Lord hear our prayer.
    O, Lord hear our prayer.
    Lord hear our prayer.
    Let it Be.

  2. Let it be, God bring your kingdom.
    Be in all of us each day.
    Shape our lives in love and welcome,
    truth and justice be our way.

    O, Lord hear our prayer.
    O, Lord hear our prayer.
    Lord hear our prayer.
    Let it Be.

  3. Let it be in our isolation,
    when we’re apart from the ones we love.
    Let it be in our joy and sorrow;
    lift us up from below and above.

    O, Lord hear our prayer.
    O, Lord hear our prayer.
    Lord hear our prayer.
    Let it Be.

Words and music by Jan Oliver © 2020. Used with permission.

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 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: Holy, Holy, Holy!

  1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty,
    early in the morning to you our praise shall be;
    holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty
    God in three persons, blessèd Trinity.

  2. Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore you,
    casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
    cherubim and seraphim falling down before you,
    God everlasting through eternity.

  3. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty,
    all your works shall praise your name in earth and sky and sea;
    holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty,
    God in three persons, blessèd Trinity.

Reginald Heber 1783-1826 alt. Public Domain. TiS 132.

Sending Forth and Benediction


Read or print the order of service.

Read the community notices for this week.


Online worship from previous weeks.

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