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Beacon Online Worship Outline 7/12/20 Ordinary Time

Updated: Jul 12


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Gathering Time (unmuted)

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

Welcome/Announcements

Weekly events

Sundays, 4:30pm — Kids Sunday School

Tuesdays, 12:30-1pm — Lunch & Lectio (Psalms)

Wednesdays, 6pm — Midweek Check-in & Prayer

Thursdays, 8pm — Exploring the PCUSA Confessions (Barmen & Belhar)


Facing God (from Psalm 119)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

All: I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your Word.

Leader: Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your ordinances.

All: The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.

Leader: Your decrees are the joy of my heart. Let us worship God.


Take My Life and Let It Be

Take my life and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee

Take my moments and my days

Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Chorus:

Take my heart, Lord, and my mind

May they be Yours

Take my soul, Lord, and my will

I offer them to You, I offer them to You

Take my voice and let it sing

ever only to my King

Take my lips and let them be

Filled with messages from Thee

Filled with messages from Thee

Chorus 


Take my love my Lord I pour

At your feet its treasure store

Take myself and I will be

Ever only all for Thee

Ever only all for Thee

Ever only all for Thee


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. 


Seek Ye First

Refrain based on Matthew 6:33


Seek ye first the kingdom of God

And God’s righteousness

And all these things shall be added unto you

Allelu, alleluia


Ask and it shall be given unto you

Seek and ye shall find

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you

Allelu, alleluia


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Genesis 25:20-34)

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

What stands out to you about this text? Which character do you feel sympathy for? Why or why not?


Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his prayer, and his wife Rebekah conceived. The children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is to be this way, why do I live?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples born of you shall be divided;

the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger.”

When her time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. The first came out red, all his body like a hairy mantle; so they named him Esau. Afterward his brother came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents. Isaac loved Esau, because he was fond of game; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, for I am famished!” (Therefore he was called Edom.) Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Discussion

Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text?

Which character do you feel sympathy for? Why or why not?

Homily


Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Come, Holy Spirit, come

With energy divine

And on this poor benighted soul

With beams of mercy shine


O melt this frozen heart

This stubborn will, subdue

Each evil passion overcome

And form me all anew


Mine shall the profit be

But thine shall be the praise

And unto thee will I devote 

The remnant of my days


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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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.


Chorus:

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.


Chorus


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!


Chorus

Sending/Blessing (from Psalm 139:13-15)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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

All: O Lord, it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

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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