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Beacon Online Worship Outline 9/27/20 Ordinary Time

We hope you join us for worship, either live-streaming on our Youtube Channel or via zoom. Email for zoom info.

Gathering Time (unmuted)

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


Today - Congregational Meeting after the service

Sun, Oct. 4 - Outdoor Worship at Beacon

Lunch & Lectio - Tuesday 12:30pm

Mid-Week Prayer - Wed 6pm

Kids Sunday School - 4:30pm

Facing God (from Psalm 78)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Leader: In the sight of Israel’s ancestors God worked marvels in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.

All: God divided the sea and let them pass through it, and made the waters stand like a heap.

Leader: In the daytime God led them with a cloud, and all night long with a fiery light.

All: God split rocks open in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep. 

Leader: Let us worship God.

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Love divine, all loves excelling, 

joy of heaven to earth come down; 

fix in us thy humble dwelling; 

all thy faithful mercies crown! 

Jesus thou art all compassion, 

pure, unbounded love thou art; 

visit us with thy salvation; 

enter every trembling heart. 

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit 

into every troubled breast! 

Let us all in thee inherit; 

let us find that second rest. 

Take away our bent to sinning; 

Alpha and Omega be; 

end of faith, as its beginning, 

set our hearts at liberty. 

Come, Almighty to deliver, 

let us all thy life receive; 

suddenly return and never, 

nevermore thy temples leave. 

Thee we would be always blessing, 

serve thee as thy hosts above, 

pray and praise thee without ceasing, 

glory in thy perfect love. 

Finish, then, thy new creation; 

pure and spotless let us be. 

Let us see thy great salvation 

perfectly restored in thee; 

changed from glory into glory, 

till in heaven we take our place, 

till we cast our crowns before thee, 

lost in wonder, love, and praise.

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 21:23-32)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.


What stands out to you about this text?


Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch; like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

The Lord hath promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come;

‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

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.


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.


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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

Take my hands and let them move

At the impulse of your love

Take my feet and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee

Swift and beautiful for Thee


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


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

Sending/Blessing (from Ephesians 3)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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.


Feel free to hang out a little longer and catch up with others! Please also leave us feedback in the chat so we know what's working well and what to tweak for the future. 

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