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Beacon Online Worship Outline 08/02/20 Ordinary Time


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Gathering Time (unmuted)

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

Welcome/Announcements


Facing God (from Psalm 17)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: Hear a just cause, O Lord, attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.

All: From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right.

Leader: My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.

All: I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God.

Leader: Let us worship God.


Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Precious Lord, take my hand

Lead me on, help me stand

I'm tired, I am weak I am worn

Through the storm, through the night

Lead me on to the light

Take my hand precious Lord, 

lead me home


When my way grows drear 

Precious Lord linger near

When my life is almost gone

Hear my cry, hear my call

Hold my hand lest I fall

Take my hand precious Lord, 

lead me home


When the darkness appears 

And the night draws near

And the day is past and gone

At the river I stand

Guide my feet, hold my hand

Take my hand precious Lord, 

lead me home


Prayer of Confession & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

All: 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. 


Seek Ye First

Refrain based on Matthew 6:33


Seek ye first the kingdom of God

And God’s righteousness

And all these things shall be added unto you

Allelu, alleluia


Ask and it shall be given unto you

Seek and ye shall find

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you

Allelu, alleluia


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Genesis 32:22-31)

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

What stands out to you about this text? When have you wrestled with God or a specific belief?

The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 

Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.” 

Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

Discussion

Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text?

When have you wrestled with God or a specific belief?

Homily



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.

(muted)

Leader: Just as God/Christ taught us to pray... 

All: 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.

Communion

Invitation:

Amidst great uncertainty and fear, Jesus gathered his friends together for a meal that would become for countless saints of the faith a way to experience and remember his eternal grace and love.

Jesus said, come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

[You are invited to use whatever elements you have on hand--any beverage, any food]

Leader: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

All: We lift them up to the Lord.

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All: It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Prayer 

Institution

[The bread of life, the cup of salvation.]

Let Us Break Bread Together

Let us break bread together on our knees;

Let us break bread together on our knees;


Chorus:

When I fall on my knees

With my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.


Let us drink wine together on our knees;

Let us drink wine together on our knees;


Chorus


Let us praise God together on our knees;

Let us praise God together on our knees;


Chorus

Offering

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10,000 Reasons

Chorus:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul

Worship God’s holy name

Sing like never before, O my soul

I’ll worship God’s holy name


The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes


Chorus


You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger

Your name is great and Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find


Chorus


And on that day when my strength is failing

The end draws near and my time has come

Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years and then forevermore


Chorus

Sending/Blessing (from Psalm 139:13-15)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from the psalmist:

All: O Lord, it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

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.

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