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Online Worship Outline 4/19/20 Second Sunday of Eastertide

Updated: Apr 26



We hope you'll join us for worship tonight at 5pm either on Zoom or streaming on our YouTube channel.








Gathering Time (unmuted,) Feel free to say hi and check in with others before the service begins! Welcome/Announcements Facing God (from Psalm 16) (Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home) Leader: Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, All: “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” Leader: I keep the Lord always before me; because God is at my right hand, I shall  not be moved. All: You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy. Leader: Let us worship God.


I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (Remain muted and sing along with Abi at home) I want Jesus to walk with me I want Jesus to walk with me All along my pilgrim journey Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me In my trials, Lord, walk with me In my trials, Lord, walk with me When my heart is almost breaking Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me When I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me When I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me When my head is bowed in sorrow Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me 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. OLIVIA Leader: The Good News is that Christ has come and Christ will come again.  BECCA All: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God.  First verse of Easter People (Remain muted and sing along with Abi at home)

Verse 1: Easter people, raise your voices,  Sounds of heaven in earth should ring. Christ has brought us heaven’s choices;  Heavenly music, let it ring. Alleluia! Alleluia!  Easter people, let us sing. Children's Bible Story Speaker view so you can see the picture; top right hand corner John 20:19-31 Lectio Questions What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence) Who do you identify with the most? When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

Discussion


Homily


What a Friend We Have in Jesus Verse 1: What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer! Verse 2: Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; Take it to the Lord in prayer. Verse 3: Are we weak and heavy-laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge Take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he’ll take and shield thee, Thou wilt find a solace there. Verse 4: What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer!


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. A Remembrance of Communion Not only was this meal of grace a gift Jesus gave to his friends before his death and resurrection, Jesus revealed himself to others through meals after he had risen. Jesus said, whenever you eat or drink, do this in remembrance of me. That means in churches or around kitchen tables, we have the opportunity to remember the generous grace of Christ that is extended to all people.  We encourage you to re-read this story of Doubting Thomas during the week and designate a meal together to eat around a table, break bread or whatever meal you’ve made, and be in fellowship with your household. If you are by yourself, perhaps FaceTime someone else and share a meal with them virtually.  Offering To give online, click here: https://www.thewordatbeacon.org/donate To give your prayers, email us at info@thewordatbeacon.org 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. 

Guide My Feet Verse 1: Guide my feet while I run this race. Guide my feet while I run this race. Guide my feet while I run this race, for I don't want to run this race in vain! Verse 2: Hold my hand while I run this race. Hold my hand while I run this race. Hold my hand while I run this race, for I don't want to run this race in vain! Verse 3: I'm your child while I run this race. I'm your child while I run this race. I'm your child while I run this race, for I don't want to run this race in vain! Verse 4: Guide my feet while I run this race. Guide my feet while I run this race. Guide my feet while I run this race, for I don't want to run this race in vain!


Sending/Blessing (from John 16:32-33) (keep this verse for eastertide?)

(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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