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Beacon Online Worship Outline 1/24/21 Third Sunday after Epiphany

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The Calling of the Disciples by He Qi

Gathering Time (unmuted)

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

Welcome/Announcements

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Facing God (from Psalm 62)

Leader: For God alone my soul waits in silence,

for my hope is from the Lord.

All: God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;

I shall not be shaken.

Leader: On God rests my deliverance and my honor;

my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

All: Trust in the Lord at all times, O people;

pour out your heart before God;

the Lord is a refuge for us.

Leader: Let us worship God.



What a Friend We Have In Jesus

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.


Are we weak and heavy-laden,

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there.


What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!



Laying Down Our Burdens & 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.

Refrain: O Come Let Us Adore Him

O come let us adore him

O come let us adore him

O come let us adore him

Christ the Lord.

Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Mark 1:14-20)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Discussion

Homily

Day By Day

Server, you remind us of our Savior’s bowl and towel.

Teacher, you are raising up a child to be kind.

Lawyer, give us hope that justice one day will surround us:

Chorus:

May God’s kingdom come

On earth God’s will be done,

Lord, be close to us

Lord, have mercy on us.

Lord, please guide us in your way day by day.

Farmer, you are working for a table full of bounty.

Painter, with each color you are teaching us to see.

Nurse, yours are the healing hands that touch the poor and broken:

Chorus

Carpenter, you frame a house for those who need protection.

Laborer, you lift a heavy burden for the weak.

Leaders, build a city that all children may rejoice in:

Chorus

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

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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.

Offering

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Down to the River to Pray

As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol' way

And who shall wear the starry crown?

Good Lord show me the way!

O sisters let's go down

Let's go down, come on down

O sisters let's go down

Down to the river to pray


As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol' way

And who shall wear the robe and crown?

Good Lord show me the way

O brothers let's go down

Let's go down, come on down

Come on brothers, let's go down

Down to the river to pray


As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol' way

And who shall wear the starry crown?

Good Lord show me the way

O sinners, let's go down

Let's go down, come on down

O sinners, let's go down

Down to the river to pray


Sending/Blessing (from Ephesians 1)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from the letter to the Ephesians:

All: God destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us.

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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