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Beacon Online Worship 3/15/20

Updated: Apr 4

Virtual Worship at Beacon Church

March 15, 2020

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Prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Opening Prayer

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;

he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;

for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.


Take, O Take Me As I Am

Take, O take me as I am Summon out what I shall be Set your seal upon my heart and live in me


Story for Kiddos


John 4:5-26; 28-29 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!” The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking to you.” Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, “Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?”


Homily


Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Come, Holy Spirit, come

With energy divine

And on this poor benighted soul

With beams of mercy shine


O melt this frozen heart

This stubborn will, subdue

Each evil passion overcome

And form me all anew


Mine shall the profit be

But thine shall be the praise

And unto thee will I devote

The remnant of my days


Prayers of the People


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.


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.


Down in the River to Pray

As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol' way

And who shall wear the starry crown?

Good Lord show me the way!


O sisters let's go down

Let's go down, come on down

O sisters let's go down

Down to the river to pray


As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol' way

And who shall wear the robe and crown?

Good Lord show me the way


O brothers let's go down

Let's go down, come on down

Come on brothers, let's go down

Down to the river to pray


As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol' way

And who shall wear the starry crown?

Good Lord show me the way


O sinners, let's go down

Let's go down, come on down

O sinners, let's go down

Down to the river to pray


Sending & Blessing


Romans 5:1-11

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.


May you remember that hope does not disappoint. May you extend the love, grace, peace, and hope of Christ to all. Know that every day, every hour, every moment, the love of God goes with you, the peace of Christ goes with you, and the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit goes with you, now and forever. Amen.

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