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Beacon Online Worship Outline 10/25/20 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

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 - Tues 12:30pm

Mid-Week Prayer - Wed 6pm

Kids Sunday School - 4:30pm

Antiracism Discussion Group - Mondays in Nov. at 8pm


Facing God (from Psalm 90)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 

All: For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, 

or like a watch in the night.

Leader: Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,

All: So that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Leader: Let us worship God.


Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!


Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.


Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,

Though the eye of sinful flesh Thy glory may not see;

Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in power, in love, and purity.


Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,

God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity.


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.


In The Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful

In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful,

In the Lord, I will rejoice!

Look to God, do not be afraid,

Lift up your voices, the Lord is near!

Lift up your voices, the Lord is near


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Matthew 22:34-46)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

When have you witnessed someone loving their neighbor as themselves?

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: “What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying,

‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand,

    until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?” No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Discussion

What stands out to you about this text?

When have you witnessed someone loving their neighbor as themselves?

Homily


How Deep The Father’s Love

How deep the Father’s love for us

How vast beyond all measure

That he should give his only son

To make a wretch his treasure

How great the pain of searing loss

The father turns his face away

As wounds which mar the chosen one 

Bring many to glory

Behold the man upon a cross

My sin upon his shoulders

Ashamed I hear my mocking voice

Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held him there

Until it was accomplished

His dying breath has brought me life

I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything

No gifts, no power, no wisdom

But I will boast in Jesus Christ

His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from his reward

I cannot give an answer

But this I know with all my heart

His wounds have paid my ransom

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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What Joy

You made the heavens and the earth

The sea and all that is in them

Your promises remain

You give justice to the weak

You care for the widow and orphan

Forever Lord You reign

Chorus (2x):

What joy, what joy

For those whose hope is in

The name of the Lord

What peace, what peace

For those whose confidence

Is God alone


You make the blinded eye to see

And cherish those who seek Your face

Your faithful love endures

You came to let the slave go free

You cause the sinner to sing praise

In You we are secure

Chorus 2x


Hallelujah (x4)

Hallelujah forever we will sing

Hallelujah praises to the King

Hallelujah forever we will sing

Hallelujah praises to the King

Chorus 2x

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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