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Beacon Online Worship Outline Eastertide 7 Ascension Sunday


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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!

Zoom/Announcements








Facing God (Psalm 68)


Leader: Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord,


All: O rider in the heavens, the ancient heavens; 

listen, God sends out God’s voice, God’s mighty voice.


Leader: Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel; 

and whose power is in the skies.

All: Awesome is God in God’s sanctuary, the God of Israel; 

the Lord gives power and strength to God’s people.


Leader: Let us worship God.


For You, My God, I Wait

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 4, then unmute!)

Verse 1:

For you, my God, I wait

With hope born of the Word.

Like sleepless ones who long to dream

I wait and call my Lord.


Verse 2:

Lord, hear my pleading voice,

And let me know you hear!

As sleepless ones feel rest approach,

I know my God is near.


Verse 3:

If you should list my faults,

The sins of heart and hand,

Like sleepless ones who groan at dawn

I know I could not stand!


Verse 4:

O God, you are my hope;

I know that you forgive.

Your love redeems me from the depths

So I may rise and live.


Prayer of Confession & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to make us knew, that we might know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. 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. 


Easter People, Raise Your Voices

(Everyone, unmuted)


Verse 3:

Every day to us is Easter,

With its resurrection song.

Even when life overwhelms us

Easter people, sing this song.

Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Everlasting Sunday song!


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (John 17:1-11)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

Who do you identify with the most in this story?

After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.

Discussion

Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?

Homily


Wherever Is Your Heart

(Sing along with Abi muted)

I think it's time we found a way back home

You lose so many things you love as you grow

I missed the days when I was just a kid

My fear became my shadow, I swear it did


Chorus:

Wherever is your heart I call home

Wherever is your heart I call home

Though your feet may take you far from me, I know

Wherever is your heart I call home


You made me feel like I was always falling

Always falling down without a place to land

Somewhere in the distance I heard you calling

Oh it hurts so bad to let go of your hand


Chorus


Even when you're high, you can get low

Even with your friends you love, you're still alone

We always find the darkest place to go

God forgive our minds, we were born to roam


Chorus


Oh God forgive my mind, oh God forgive my mind

When I come home, when I come home

Oh God forgive my mind, there's a road that's long and winding, 

it hollers home, I'm calling home

Oh God forgive my mind, oh God forgive my mind

When I come home, when I come home

Oh God forgive my mind, oh God forgive my mind

When I come home, when I come home


Chorus x2


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.

...ending in the Lord's Prayer (everyone on mute)

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 provision, we thank you for the opportunities we have to participate in your work in the world. We offer up to you the gifts of our prayers, our presence in gatherings like this one, our financial resources, our time and energy in service to you and to others. Bless these efforts, multiply them, so that all our neighbors would know the depths of your love for them. Amen. 


Day By Day

(Sing along with Abi muted until final chorus, then unmute!)

Server, you remind us of our Savior’s bowl and towel. 

Teacher, you are raising up a child to be kind. 

Lawyer, give us hope that justice one day will surround us: 


Chorus:

May God’s kingdom come 

On earth God’s will be done, 

Lord, be close to us 

Lord, have mercy on us. 

Lord, please guide us in your way day by day. 


Farmer, you are working for a table full of bounty. 

Painter, with each color you are teaching us to see. 

Nurse, yours are the healing hands that touch the poor and broken: 


Chorus


Carpenter, you frame a house for those who need protection. 

Laborer, you lift a heavy burden for the weak. 

Leaders, build a city that all children may rejoice in: 


Chorus


Sending/Blessing

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from Jesus to his disciples in a time of uncertainty,

All: “A time has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. Yet you are not alone, for my Father is with you. In me, you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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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