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Online Worship Outline 4/26/20 Eastertide 3




We hope to see you tonight at 5pm for worship, either on Zoom (email info@thewordatbeacon.org for password) or livestreaming on our Youtube Channel.








Gathering Time (unmuted)

Feel free to say hi and check in with others before the service begins!

Zoom/Announcements

Facing God/Call to Worship (Psalm 116)

Leader: The Lord has heard my voice and my supplications;

I will call on God as long as I live.

All: The snares of death encompassed me; 

I suffered distress and anguish.

Leader: Then I called on the name of the Lord:

All: “O Lord, I pray, save my life!”

Leader: I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the 

name of the Lord. Let us worship God.

Gathering Song: Precious Lord, Take My Hand

(Remain muted and sing along with Abi at home)


Precious Lord, take my hand

Lead me on, help me stand

I'm tired, I am weak I am worn

Through the storm, through the night

Lead me on to the light

Take my hand precious Lord, 

lead me home

When my way grows drear 

Precious Lord linger near

When my life is almost gone

Hear my cry, hear my call

Hold my hand lest I fall

Take my hand precious Lord, 

lead me home

When the darkness appears 

And the night draws near

And the day is past and gone

At the river I stand

Guide my feet, hold my hand

Take my hand precious Lord, 

lead me home

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.

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. 

Song of Assurance: Easter People, Raise Your Voices 

(Remain muted and sing along with Abi at home)

Verse 2:

Fear of death can no more stop us

From our pressing here below,

For our Lord empowered us

To triumph over every foe.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Onto victory now we go.

Children's Bible Story

Scripture: Luke 24:13-21a, 27-35

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, [Jesus] interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.


Discussion

Lectio Questions:

What stands out to you about this text? (character/word/sentence)

Who do you identify with the most?

Homily

Song of Response: Let Us Break Bread Together On Our Knees

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 3, then unmute!)


Verse 1:

Let us break bread together on our knees;

Let us break bread together on our knees;

When I fall on my knees

With my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

Verse 2:

Let us drink wine together on our knees;

Let us drink wine together on our knees;

When I fall on my knees

With my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

Verse 3 (Everyone, unmuted):

Let us praise God together on our knees;

Let us praise God together on our knees;

When I fall on my knees

With my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.


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.

Offering

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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. 

Closing Song: Take My Life and Let it Be

(Sing along with Abi muted until verse 3, then unmute!)

Verse 1:

Take my life and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee

Take my moments and my days

Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Verse 2:

Take my hands and let them move

At the impulse of your love

Take my feet and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee

Swift and beautiful for Thee

Chorus:

Take my heart, Lord, and my mind

May they be Yours

Take my soul, Lord, and my will

I offer them to You, I offer them to You

Verse 3 (Everyone unmuted, acapella):

Take my love my Lord I pour

At your feet its treasure store

Take myself and I will be

Ever only all for Thee

Ever only all for Thee

Ever only all for Thee

Sending/Blessing

(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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