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Beacon Worship 5/16/2021


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

  • Our next work day Saturday, May 22, starting at 10am

  • We will be gathering in person in the Beacon yard for Pentecost worship next Sunday, May 23

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


Facing God (from Psalm 104)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: O LORD, how manifold are your works!

All: In wisdom you have made them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.


Leader: These all look to you

to give them their food in due season;


All: May the glory of the LORD endure forever;

may the LORD rejoice in his works —


Leader: I will sing to the LORD as long as I live. 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

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

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

Alleluia


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.

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 1)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

What do you notice? What makes you wonder?

Happy are those

who do not follow the advice of the wicked,

or take the path that sinners tread,

or sit in the seat of scoffers;

but their delight is in the law of the LORD,

and on his law they meditate day and night.

They are like trees

planted by streams of water,

which yield their fruit in its season,

and their leaves do not wither.

In all that they do, they prosper.

The wicked are not so,

but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked will perish.


The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Discussion

Homily

There is a Longing in Our Hearts

Chorus:There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord

For you to reveal yourself to us

There is a longing in our hearts for love

We only find in you, our God


For justice, for freedom, for mercy:

Hear our prayer

In sorrow, in grief:

Be near, hear our prayer, O God

Chorus


For wisdom, for courage, for comfort:

Hear our prayer

In weakness, in fear:

Be near, hear our prayer, O God

Chorus


For healing, for wholeness, for new life:

Hear our prayer

In sickness, in death:

Be near, hear our prayer, O God

Chorus


Lord, save us, take pity,

Light in our darkness

We call you, we wait:

Be near, hear our prayer, O God

Chorus

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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To give your prayers, email us at info@thewordatbeacon.org


We’ll Understand It Better By and By

Chorus: By and by, when the morning comes,

when the saints of God are gathered home,

we'll tell the story of how we've overcome,

for we'll understand it better by and by.

We are tossed and driven

on the restless sea of time;

somber skies and howling tempests

oft succeed a bright sunshine;

in that land of perfect day,

when the mists are rolled away,

we will understand it better by and by.

Chorus

We are often destitute

of the things that life demands,

want of food and want of shelter,

thirsty hills and barren lands;

we are trusting in the Lord,

and according to God's word,

we will understand it better by and by.

Chorus

Trials dark on every hand,

and we cannot understand

all the ways of God would lead us

to that blessed promised land;

but God guides us with God’s eye,

and we'll follow till we die,

for we'll understand it better by and by.

Chorus


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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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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