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Beacon Online Worship Outline 8/30/20 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

Outdoor service at Beacon

Next Sunday, Sept. 6 at 5pm


Bring your own blanket, communion elements, and dinner if you would like to stay and eat after a short service.


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Lunch & Lectio - Tuesday 12:30pm

Bible Study of Minor Prophets – Tuesday evening, 7:30pm

Mid-Week Prayer - Wed 6pm

Kids Sunday School - 4:30pm


Facing God (from Psalm 105)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name, make known God’s deed among the peoples.

All: Sing to God, sing praises to God; tell of all God’s wonderful works.

Leader: Glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

All: Seek the Lord and God’s strength; seek God’s presence continually.

Leader: Let us worship God.


Oh, How I Need You

Lord I find You in the seeking

Lord I find You in the doubt

And to know You is to love you

And to know so little else

I need You

Oh how I need You (x3)

Lord I find You in the morning

Lord I seek You everyday

Let my life be for Your glory

Woven in Your threads of grace

I need You

Oh how I need You (x3)


Light, glorious light

I will go where You shine

Break the dawn, crack the skies

Make the way bright before me

In Your light I will find

All I need, all I need is You

Oh how I need You (x3)


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.


Standing on the Promises

(Sing along with Abi on the track, unmuted)


Standing, standing

Standing on the promises of God my Savior

Standing, standing

I’m standing on the promises of God


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Exodus 3:1-15)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

When have you felt God calling you to do something? Did you feel equipped?

Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” He said, “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.”

But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you’:

This is my name forever,

and this my title for all generations.

Discussion

What stands out to you about this text?

When have you felt God calling you to do something? Did you feel equipped?

Homily


From This Valley

Oh the desert dreams of a river

That will run down to the sea

Like my heart longs for an ocean

To wash down over me

Oh won't you take me from this valley

To that mountain high above

Oh I will pray, pray, pray till I see your smiling face

I will pray, pray, pray to the one I love

Oh the outcast dreams of acceptance

Just to find pure love's embrace

Like an orphan longs for its mother

May you hold me in your grace

Oh won't you take me from this valley

To that mountain high above

Oh I will pray, pray, pray till I see your smiling face

I will pray, pray, pray to the one that I love

Oh the caged bird dreams of a strong wind

That will flow beneath her wings

Like a voice longs for a melody

Oh Jesus, carry me

Oh won't you take me from this valley

To that mountain high above

Oh I will pray, pray, pray till I see your smiling face

I will pray, pray, pray to the one that I love


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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Guide My Feet

Guide my feet while I run this race.

Guide my feet while I run this race.

Guide my feet while I run this race,

for I don't want to run this race in vain!


Hold my hand while I run this race.

Hold my hand while I run this race.

Hold my hand while I run this race,

for I don't want to run this race in vain!


Stand by me while I run this race.

Stand by me while I run this race.

Stand by me while I run this race,

for I don't want to run this race in vain!


I'm your child while I run this race.

I'm your child while I run this race.

I'm your child while I run this race,

for I don't want to run this race in vain!

Sending/Blessing (from Ephesians 3)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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

All: May God grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.

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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