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Beacon Online Worship Outline 10/11/20 Ordinary Time


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

Gathering Time (unmuted)

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

Welcome/Announcements

We are starting an antiracism discussion group. Each week, we will listen to a short slip or watch a short video together and discuss. Vote on the Facebook group for which nights work best!


Lunch & Lectio - Tuesday 12:30pm

Mid-Week Prayer - Wed 6pm

Kids Sunday School - 4:30pm


Facing God (from Psalm 106)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good;

All: for God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Leader: Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord, or declare all God’s praise?

All: Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.

Leader: Let us worship God.


Carry Me Through

There's a mountain here before me

And I'm going to climb it

With strength not my own

God's gonna lead me

Or the mountain beats me

Carry me through

Carry me through


There's a river here before me

And I'm gonna cross it

with strength not my own

God's gonna save me

Or the river takes me.

Carry me through

Carry me through


Chorus:

Oh Lord be gentle

I'm just human

Please don't crush me

With your heavenly hand.

Oh Lord remember

I try so hard

I walk and talk

Your kingdom love


There's a sinner

Here before me

And I'm gonna give them

Strength not my own

God's gonna carry me

when I get weary

Carry me through

Carry me through


Chorus


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.


The Greatest Commandment (The Porter’s Gate)

Love the Lord your God

With all your heart and soul and mind

And love your neighbor as yourself

(x2)


Let us be known

Let us be known

By the way we love

(x2)


Love the Lord your God

With all your heart and soul and mind

And love your neighbor as yourself

(x2)


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Matthew 22:1-14)

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

What stands out to you about this text? (word/phrase/question/idea)

When have you felt like you or someone else was unworthy of an invitation?

Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.

“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Discussion

What stands out to you about this text? (word/phrase/question/idea)

When have you felt like you or someone else was unworthy of an invitation?

Homily


Daughters of Zion (The Porter’s Gate)

When will the truth come out?

When will Your justice roll down?

When will Your kingdom come, and evil be undone?

When will the wicked kneel

And the abused be healed?

When will our sisters speak

With no more shame or fear?

How long? How long?

When will the daughters of Zion rejoice

In the house of the Lord?

Out of the miry clay, we will rise up someday

Sorrow won't always last, the dark will surely pass

Woe to the wicked ones

For what their hands have done

God is our righteous judge

And He will raise us up

So how long? How long?

When will the daughters of Zion rejoice

In the house of the Lord?

So let Your justice roll down

Let Your justice roll down

Let Your justice roll down

(Let Your justice roll down)

Let Your justice roll down

(Let your justice roll down)

So how long? How long?

When will the daughters of Zion rejoice

In the house of the Lord?

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.

Offering

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My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

But wholly lean on Jesus' name.


Chorus:

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand

All other ground is sinking sand

When darkness veils his lovely face,

I rest on his unchanging grace;

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the vale.

Chorus

His oath, his covenant, his blood

Support me in the whelming flood;

When all around my soul gives way,

He then is all my Hope and Stay.

Chorus


When he shall come with trumpet sound,

Oh, may I then in him be found,

Clothed in his righteousness alone,

Faultless to stand before the throne!

Chorus

Sending/Blessing (from Philippians 4)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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

All: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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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