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Beacon Online Worship Outline 05.31.20 Pentecost

Updated: May 31, 2020

We hope you join us for worship, either live-streaming on our Youtube Channel or via zoom. Email for zoom info.

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To listen to the homily click here.

Gathering Time (unmuted)

Feel free to say hi and check in with others before the service begins!


Facing God (from Psalm 104)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Leader: Oh Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; The earth is full of your creatures.

All: When you hide your face, they are dismayed; When you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

Leader:  When you send forth your spirit, they are created; And you renew the face of the ground.

All: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.

Leader: Let us worship God.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 3, then unmute!)

Come, Holy Spirit, come

With energy divine

And on this poor benighted soul

With beams of mercy shine

O melt this frozen heart

This stubborn will, subdue

Each evil passion overcome

And form me all anew

Mine shall the profit be

But thine shall be the praise

And unto thee will I devote 

The remnant of my days

And unto thee will I devote 

The remnant of my days

Prayer of Confession & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you by what we have done and what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart, mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your name. Amen.

Leader: The Good News is that Christ has come and Christ will come again. 

All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God. 

Children's Bible Story

Lectio Conversation (Acts 2:1-6; 12-21; 36-39)

(Hold onto these questions while we read our scripture.)

What stands out to you about this text?

Who do you identify with the most in this story?

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.”


Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?


Speak, O Lord

(Sing along with Abi muted until final section, then unmute!)

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You

To receive the food of Your Holy Word.

Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;

Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,

That the light of Christ might be seen today

In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.

Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us 

All Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,

Holy reverence, true humility;

Test our thoughts and our attitudes

In the radiance of Your purity.

Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see

Your majestic love and authority.

Words of pow'r that can never fail—

Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;

Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us—

Truths unchanged from the dawn of time

That will echo down through eternity.

(Everyone, unmuted!)

And by grace we'll stand on Your promises,

And by faith we'll walk as You walk with us.

Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built

And the earth is filled with Your glory.

Prayers of the People

Now is the time when we share the prayers on our hearts and minds. If you have a private prayer, you can email them to us throughout the week and the pastoral team will pray over them. 

If you have a prayer, please unmute your mic to share. 

After each prayer, I will lead our response on mute:

Lord in your mercy // hear our prayers

Now I will offer a prayer for the greater community and world. We will end by saying the Lord’s Prayer together in whatever language you prefer. Let us pray.

...ending in the Lord's Prayer (everyone on mute)

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.


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God of provision, we thank you for the opportunities we have to participate in your work in the world. We offer up to you the gifts of our prayers, our presence in gatherings like this one, our financial resources, our time and energy in service to you and to others. Bless these efforts, multiply them, so that all our neighbors would know the depths of your love for them. Amen. 

Come, Holy Ghost

(Sing along with Abi muted until the final chorus, then unmute!)

Verse 1:

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,

And in our hearts take up Your rest;

Come with Your grace and heavenly aid

to fill our hearts, which You have made,

To fill our hearts, which You have made.


Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Verse 2:

O Comforter, to You we cry,

You, heav'nly gift of God most high;

You, fount of life, and fire of love,

And sweet anointing from above,

And sweet anointing from above.


Verse 3: 

Praise we the Lord, Father and Son,

And Holy Spirit with them one;

And may the Son on us bestow

all gifts that from the Spirit flow,

All gifts that from the Spirit flow.

Final Chorus (unmuted):

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Be not afraid.

Sending/Blessing (from Romans 5:1-5)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from Paul to the church in Rome:

All: Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand. But we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance... and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

Leader: The steadfast love of God goes with you, the deep and abiding peace of Christ goes with you, and the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit goes with you, now and always. Amen.


Feel free to hang out a little longer and catch up with others! Please also leave us feedback in the chat so we know what's working well and what to tweak for the future. 

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