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Beacon Online Worship Outline 2/28/21


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 will be starting our Anti-Racism Discussion Group this Thursday (7pm-8pm). Please fill out this survey to help us as we plan our sessions: https://forms.gle/UQAyQxuSMyjpS1C1A

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Facing God (from Psalm 22)

Leader: You who fear the Lord, praise God!

All: All you offspring of Jacob, glorify God;

stand in awe of God, all you offspring of Israel!

Leader: For God did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted.

All: The Lord did not hide the Lord’s face from me, but heard when I cried out.

Leader: Let us worship God.



Create In Me a Clean Heart

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew a right spirit within me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew a right spirit within me.


Cast me not away from thy presence, O Lord,

Take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of my salvation,

And renew a right spirit within me.



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: Beautiful Things

You make beautiful things

You make beautiful things out of the dust

You make beautiful things

You make beautiful things out of us

Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Mark 8:31-38)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

Why do you think Jesus gathered the crowd to teach this particular lesson?

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Discussion

Homily

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This Cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless Babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died

The love of God was satisfied

For every sin on him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground his body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave he rose again

And as he stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am his and he is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From a life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no human plan

Could ever pluck me from His hand

‘Til he returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I stand

‘Til he returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I stand

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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To give your prayers, email us at info@thewordatbeacon.org


I’m Gonna Live

I'm gonna live so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I'm gonna live so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!


I'm gonna work so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I'm gonna work so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!


I'm gonna pray so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I'm gonna pray so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!


I'm gonna sing so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I'm gonna sing so God can use me

anywhere, Lord, anytime!


Sending/Blessing (from 2 Corinthians 4)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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

All: We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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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