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Beacon Worship 4/18/2021

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!


  • May 1 outdoor work day at Beacon Church

  • Our virtual midweek prayer gathering will be this Wednesday at 6pm on Zoom

Facing God (from Psalm 4)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Leader: Know that the Lord has set us apart for God’s own self.

All: The Lord hears us when we call.

Leader: We will lie down and sleep in peace,

All: For you alone, O Lord, make us lie down in safety.

Leader: Let us worship God.

All Creatures of Our God and King

All creatures of our God and King

Lift up your voice and with us sing

Oh, praise God, Alleluia

Thou burning sun with golden beam

Thou silver moon with softer gleam

Oh, praise God, Oh, praise God

Alleluia, Alleluia


Thou rushing wind that art so strong

Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along

Oh, praise God, Alleluia

Thou rising moon in praise rejoice

Ye lights of evening find a voice

Oh, praise God, Oh, praise God

Alleluia, Alleluia


Let all things their creator bless

And worship God in humbleness

Oh, praise God, Alleluia

Praise, praise the Father praise the Son

And praise the Spirit three in one

Oh, praise God, Oh, praise God

Alleluia, Alleluia


Laying Down Our Burdens & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

All: God of love and life, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of evil 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.

Refrain: Beautiful Things

You make me new,

You are making me new

You make me new,

You are making me new

Children's Bible Story

Lectio Conversation (Psalm 133 & 2 Corinthians 2:14-17)

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

What stands out to you about these texts?

What do you think God smells like?

Psalm 133:

How very good and pleasant it is

when kindred live together in unity!

It is like the precious oil on the head,

running down upon the beard,

on the beard of Aaron,

running down over the collar of his robes.

It is like the dew of Hermon,

which falls on the mountains of Zion.

For there the Lord ordained his blessing,

life forevermore.

2 Corinthians 2:14-17:

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not peddlers of God’s word like so many; but in Christ we speak as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God and standing in his presence.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.



Come Holy Ghost

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,

And in our hearts take up Your rest;

Come with Your grace and heavenly aid

to fill our hearts, which You have made,

To fill our hearts, which You have made.


Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

O Comforter, to You we cry,

You, heav'nly gift of God most high;

You, fount of life, and fire of love,

And sweet anointing from above,

And sweet anointing from above.


Praise we the Lord, Father and Son,

And Holy Spirit with them one;

And may the Son on us bestow

all gifts that from the Spirit flow,

All gifts that from the Spirit flow.


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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Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Joyful, joyful, we adore You,

God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flow'rs before You,

Op'ning to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;

Drive the dark of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness,

Fill us with the light of day!

All Your works with joy surround You,

Earth and heav'n reflect Your rays,

Stars and angels sing around You,

Center of unbroken praise;

Field and forest, vale and mountain,

Flow'ry meadow, flashing sea,

Chanting bird and flowing fountain

Praising You eternally!

Always giving and forgiving,

Ever blessing, ever blest,

Well-spring of the joy of living,

Ocean-depth of happy rest!

Loving Father, Christ our Brother,

Let Your light upon us shine;

Teach us how to love each other,

Lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the mighty chorus,

Which the morning stars began;

God's own love is reigning o’er us,

Joining people hand in hand.

Ever singing, march we onward,

Victors in the midst of strife;

Joyful music leads us sunward

In the triumph song of life.

Sending/Blessing (from 1 John 1)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from first letter of John:

All: We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life — this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it— we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

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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