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Beacon Worship 7/11/2021

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!


  • 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:

  • Join us on Thursday, July 22nd at 5pm for our next work day, where we’ll be mowing the lawn, caring for the garden, and doing some indoor cleaning.

  • Our next in-person, outdoor worship service will be on Sunday, August 1 at 5pm. Everyone is invited to bring their own communion elements.

Facing God: adapted from Psalm 92

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

All: to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

Leader: to declare your steadfast love in the morning,

All: and your faithfulness by night.

Leader: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work.

All: at your hands I sing for joy.

Leader: Let us worship God.

All Who Are Thirsty

All who are thirsty

All who are weak

Come to the fountain

Dip your heart in the stream of life

Let the pain and the sorrow

Be washed away

In the waves of God’s mercy

As deep cries out to deep

Come, Lord Jesus, come (2x)

All who are thirsty

All who are weak

Come to the fountain

Dip your heart in the stream of life

Let the pain and the sorrow

Be washed away

In the waves of God’s mercy

As deep cries out to deep

Come, Lord Jesus, come (2x)

Holy Spirit, come (2x)

As deep cries out to deep

As deep cries out to deep

As deep cries out to deep

Come, Lord Jesus, come (2x)

Holy Spirit, come (2x)

Laying Down Our Burdens & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

All: God of the universe, Though you rested on the last day of creation, we refuse to rest ourselves. Though you lead us into freedom, we choose again and again the chains of sin and restlessness. We believe we are the masters of our own lives. We believe we have made ourselves, rather than being made in your image. When we do rest in ease, we allow others to bear heavy burdens on our behalf. Forgive us, we pray for bowing to the false gods of productivity and success. Strengthen us where we are weak in body, heart and faith. Stretch us beyond what we have imagined, to live as you intend and command. We pray in the name of Christ, who came to set us free. 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: Standing on the Promises

Standing, standing

Standing on the promises of God my Savior

Standing, standing

I’m standing on the promises of God

Children's Bible Story

Lectio Conversation (Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 2:23-3:6)

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

What stands out to you about this text?

What does ‘sabbath’ look like to you and why is it important to your life?

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.

Mark 2:23-3:6

One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.



Nearer My God to Thee

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,

Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;

Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee.

Nearer, my God to Thee, nearer to Thee

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,

Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;

So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee

There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,

There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;

Age after age to be nearer, my God to Thee.

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee

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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O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus

O the deep, deep love of Jesus

Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free

Rolling as a mighty ocean

In its fullness over me

Underneath me, all around me

Is the current of your love

Leading onward, leading homeward

To your glorious rest above

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus

Spread his praise from shore to shore

How he loveth, ever loveth

Changeth never, nevermore.

How he watches o’er his loved ones

Died to call them all his own

How for them he intercedes

Watcheth o’er them from the throne

O the deep, deep love of Jesus

Love of every love the best:

‘Tis an ocean vast of blessing

‘Tis a haven sweet of rest

O the deep deep love of Jesus

Tis a heaven of heavens to me

And it lifts me up to glory

For it lifts me up to thee

Sending/Blessing (from Ephesians 2)

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

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

All: For Christ Jesus is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.

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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