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Beacon Worship 6/13/2021


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

  • We are looking for folks to help water the plants in the garden. You can sign up here: https://signup.com/go/hWWYJWR

  • Our next in-person, outdoor worship service will be on Sunday, June 27 at 5pm for our Pride worship gathering

Facing God: adapted from Psalm 20

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)


Leader: The LORD answer you in the day of trouble!

All: The name of the God of Jacob protect you!

Leader: May he grant your heart’s desire

All: and fulfill all your plans.

Leader: Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,

All: but our pride is in the name of the LORD.

Leader: O LORD, answer us when we call. Let us worship God.


As We Gather

As we gather at your table,

as we listen to your word,

help us know, O God, your presence;

let our hearts and minds be stirred

Nourish us with sacred story

until we claim it as our own;

teach us through this holy banquet

how to make love’s victory known

Turn our worship into witness,

in the sacrament of life;

send us forth to love and serve you,

bringing peace where there is strife.

Give us, Christ, your great compassion

to forgive as you forgave;

may we still behold your image

in the world you died to save.

Gracious Spirit, help us summon

other guests to share the feast,

where triumphant Love will welcome

those who had been last and least.

There no more will envy blind us

nor will pride our peace destroy,

as we join with saints and angels

to repeat the sounding joy.


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: I’m Gonna Live

I’m gonna live/pray/work/sing so God can use me

Anywhere, Lord, anytime.

I’m gonna live/pray/work/sing so God can use me

Anywhere, Lord, anytime.


Children's Bible Story


Lectio Conversation (Luke 11:1-13)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

What do your prayers look like today? Where do you do your best praying?

He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come.

Give us each day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins,

for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.

And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Discussion

Homily

Establish the Work of Your 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

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


Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.


Chorus:

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Chorus


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Chorus


Sending/Blessing (from 2 Corinthians 2)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

As we close this time together, let us read this word from second letter to the Corinthians:

All: From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

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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