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Beacon Online Worship Outline 6/21/20 Ordinary Time


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

Tuesdays, 12:30-1pm — Lunch & Lectio

Wednesdays, 6pm — Midweek Check-in & Prayer

Thursdays, 8pm — Exploring the PCUSA Confessions

Sundays, 4:30pm — Kids Sunday School


Facing God (from Psalm 86)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: You are my God, be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all day long.

All: Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Leader: In the day of my trouble I call on you, for you will answer me.

All: For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Leader: Let us worship God.


O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love that will not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in thee;

I give thee back the life I owe,

That in thine ocean depths its flow

May richer, fuller be.


O light that foll’west all my way,

I yield my flick’ring torch to thee;

My heart restores its borrowed ray,

That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day

May brighter, fairer be.


O Joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to thee;

I trace the rainbow through the rain,

And feel the promise not in vain,

That morn shall tearless be.


O Cross that liftest up my head,

I dare not ask to fly from thee;

I lay in dust life’s glory dead,

And from the ground there blossoms red

Life that shall endless be.


Prayer of Confession & 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 Lord Thy God in the Midst of Thee

Refrain based on Zephaniah 3:17


The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty, is mighty

God will sing and rejoice over thee with joy, with joy

God will rest in his love,

God will joy over thee with singing,

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty, mighty, mighty


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Matt. 10:24, 26-31, 34-39)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

Who do you identify with the most in this story?

“A disciple is not above the teacher, nor the enslaved above the enslaver. So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops.


Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.


Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.


For I have come to set a man against his father,

and a daughter against her mother,

and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;

and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.


Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”

Discussion

Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?

Homily


God of Justice

God of justice, Savior to all

Came to rescue the weak and the poor

Chose to serve and not be served

Jesus You have called us

Freely we’ve received

Now freely we will give

Chorus:

We must go live to feed the hungry

Stand beside the broken

We must go

Stepping forward keep us from just singing

Move us into action

We must go


To act justly every day

Loving mercy in every way

Walking humbly before You God

You have shown us what You require

Freely we’ve received

Now freely we will give

Chorus

Fill us up and send us out

Fill us up and send us out

Fill us up and send us out Lord

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

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.

...ending in the Lord's Prayer (everyone on mute)

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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God of provision, we thank you for the opportunities we have to participate in your work in the world. We offer up to you the gifts of our prayers, our presence in gatherings like this one, our financial resources, our time and energy in service to you and to others. Bless these efforts, multiply them, so that all our neighbors would know the depths of your love for them. Amen. 


It Is Well With My Soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,

It is well, it is well, with my soul


Chorus:

It is well, (It is well), with my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well, with my soul


My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!


Chorus


And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

Even so, it is well with my soul.


Chorus


Sending/Blessing (from Romans 5:1-5)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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

All: Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand. But we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance... and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

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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