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Beacon Online Worship Outline 9/20/20 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)

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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 deeds among the peoples.

All: Sing to God, sing praises; 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 the Lord’s strength; seek God’s presence continually.

Leader: Let us worship God.


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


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.


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 20:1-16)

(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?

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’

When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Discussion

What stands out to you about this text?

What character do you most identify with and why?

Homily


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)


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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Establish the Work of Our Hands

If You don't build it, we labor in vain,

Without Your Spirit, we stand with no strength.

I know my life is passing away,

But the works of Your hands

Are what will remain.

Let the favor of the Lord rest upon us…

O Lord, establish the work of our hands!

O Lord, establish the work of our hands!

Teach us to number the length of our days,

Pour out Your power, we'll pour out Your praise.

Teach us to run, to finish the race,

For only what's done in love will remain.

Let the favor of the Lord rest upon us…

O Lord, establish the work of our hands!

O Lord, establish the work of our hands!

O Lord, establish the work of our hands!

O Lord, establish the work of our hands!

Al - le - lu - ia, al - le - luia, al - le - luia

Al - le - lu - ia, al - le - luia, al - le - luia

(repeat bridge)

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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