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Beacon Online Worship Outline 9/13/20 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


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Lunch & Lectio - Tuesday 12:30pm

Mid-Week Prayer - Wed 6pm

Kids Sunday School - 4:30pm


Facing God (from Psalm 114)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

All: Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel, God’s dominion.

Leader: The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 

All: Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.

Leader: Let us worship God.


The Lord Is My Light

The Lord is my light and my salvation

The Lord is my light and my salvation

The Lord is my light and my salvation

Whom shall I fear?

Chorus:

Whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the strength of my life

Whom shall I fear?

In the time of trouble God shall hide me

In the time of trouble God shall hide me

In the time of trouble God shall hide me

Whom shall I fear?

Chorus

Wait on the Lord and be of good courage

Wait on the Lord and be of good courage

Wait on the Lord and be of good courage

Whom shall I fear?

Chorus


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 Greatest Commandment (The Porter’s Gate)

Love the Lord your God

With all your heart and soul and mind

And love your neighbor as yourself

Love the Lord your God

With all your heart and soul and mind

And love your neighbor as yourself


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Matthew 18:21-35)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

What character do you most identify with and why?

Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. 

But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. 

When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Discussion

What stands out to you about this text?

What character do you most identify with and why?

Homily


Daughters of Zion  (The Porter’s Gate)

When will the truth come out?

When will Your justice roll down?

When will Your kingdom come, and evil be undone?

When will the wicked kneel

And the abused be healed?

When will our sisters speak

With no more shame or fear?

How long? How long?

When will the daughters of Zion rejoice

In the house of the Lord?

Out of the miry clay, we will rise up someday

Sorrow won't always last, the dark will surely pass

Woe to the wicked ones

For what their hands have done

God is our righteous judge

And He will raise us up

So how long? How long?

When will the daughters of Zion rejoice

In the house of the Lord?

So let Your justice roll down

Let Your justice roll down

Let Your justice roll down

(Let Your justice roll down)

Let Your justice roll down

(Let your justice roll down)

So how long? How long?

When will the daughters of Zion rejoice

In the house of the Lord?


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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God of Grace and God of Glory

God of grace and God of glory,

on your people pour your power;

crown your ancient church's story,

bring its bud to glorious flower.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

for the facing of this hour,

for the facing of this hour.


Lo! the hosts of evil round us

scorn the Christ, assail his ways!

From the fears that long have bound us

free our hearts to faith and praise.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

for the living of these days,

for the living of these days.


Cure your children's warring madness;

bend our pride to your control;

shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

rich in things and poor in soul.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

lest we miss your kingdom's goal,

lest we miss your kingdom's goal.


Save us from weak resignation

to the evils we deplore;

let the gift of your salvation

be our glory evermore.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

serving you whom we adore,

serving you whom we adore.

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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