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Beacon Online Worship Outline 11/1/20 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


Antiracism Discussion Group - starts Monday at 8pm

Prayer throughout Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 3

(8:30am, 12:30pm, 5pm, 8pm)

Mid-Week Prayer - Wednesdays at 6pm

Kids Sunday School - 4:30pm


Facing God (from Psalm 107)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


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

All: For God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those God redeemed from trouble,

All: And gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Leader: Let us worship God.


Down By the Riverside

Gonna lay down my burden,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside.

Gonna lay down my burden,

Down by the riverside,

Study war no more.


Chorus:

I ain't gonna study war no more,

study war no more,

ain't gonna study war no more.

I ain't gonna study war no more,

study war no more,

ain't gonna study war no more.


Gonna lay down my sword and shield,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside.

Gonna lay down my sword and shield,

Down by the riverside,

Study war no more.


Chorus


Gonna try on my starry crown,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside.

Gonna try on my starry crown,

Down by the riverside,

Study war no more.


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.


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Joshua 3:7–17)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

Where do you see yourself in this text?

The Lord said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, so that they may know that I will be with you as I was with Moses. You are the one who shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, ‘When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’” Joshua then said to the Israelites, “Draw near and hear the words of the Lord your God.” Joshua said, “By this you shall know that among you is the living God who without fail will drive out from before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites: the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is going to pass before you into the Jordan. So now select twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. When the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan flowing from above shall be cut off; they shall stand in a single heap.”

When the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were in front of the people. Now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest. So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the edge of the water, the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people crossed over opposite Jericho. While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan.

Discussion

What stands out to you about this text?

Where do you see yourself in this text?

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.]

I Surrender All

All to Jesus I surrender

All to him I freely give

I will ever love and trust him

In his presence daily live

Chorus:

I surrender all

I surrender all

All to Thee my blessed Savior

I surrender all

All to Jesus I surrender

Humbly at his feet I bow

Worldly pleasures all forsaken

Take me Jesus take me now

Chorus

All to Jesus I surrender

Make me savior wholly Thine

Let me feel the Holy Spirit

Truly know that Thou art mine

Chorus

All to Jesus I surrender

Lord I give myself to Thee

Fill me with Thy love and power

Let Thy blessing fall on me

Chorus

Offering

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Canticle of the Turning

My soul cries out with a joyful shout

that the God of my heart is great,

And my spirit sings of the wondrous things

that you bring to the ones who wait.

You fixed your sight on your servant's plight,

and my weakness you did not spurn,

So from east to west shall my name be blest.

Could the world be about to turn?


Chorus:

My heart shall sing of the day you bring.

Let the fires of your justice burn.

Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near,

and the world is about to turn!


Though I am small, my God, my all,

you work great things in me,

And your mercy will last from the depths of the past

to the end of the age to be.

Your very name puts the proud to shame,

and to those who would for you yearn,

You will show your might, put the strong to flight,

for the world is about to turn.


Chorus


From the halls of power to the fortress tower,

not a stone will be left on stone.

Let the king beware for your justice tears

ev'ry tyrant from his throne.

The hungry poor shall weep no more,

for the food they can never earn;

There are tables spread, ev'ry mouth be fed,

for the world is about to turn.


Chorus


Though the nations rage from age to age,

we remember who holds us fast:

God's mercy must deliver us

from the conqueror's crushing grasp.

This saving word that our forebears heard

is the promise which holds us bound,

'Til the spear and rod can be crushed by God,

who is turning the world around.


Chorus

Sending/Blessing (from 1 Peter 5)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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

All: Let us cast all our anxiety on the Lord, who cares for us. The God of all grace, who has called you to eternal glory in Christ, will restore, strengthen, and support 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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