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Pentecost Sunday — 5/23/2021

We hope you join us for worship, either in person with masks on the Beacon front lawn or live-streaming on our Youtube Channel.

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 104

Leader: May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

All: May we rejoice in the works of the Lord.

Leader: The Lord looks on the earth and it trembles;

All: The Lord touches the mountain and they smoke.

Leader: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

All: I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

Leader: Let us worship God.


Establish the Work of our Hands

by The Porter’s Gate

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


Laying Down Our Burdens & Assurance

(Remain muted and read liturgy aloud at home)

All: O God, on this Pentecost Sunday, we admit that we are not ready for your Spirit. We’d rather be comfortable instead of confused. We’d rather feel safe instead of shaken. We’d rather see you as a gentle dove instead of a burning fire. Forgive us for limiting your power. Forgive us for putting our security above all else. Open us up to the unexpected movement of your Spirit and make us your church this day. Teach us how to truly celebrate this life you’ve given us

together. 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


The Story (Acts 2:1-12)

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

A Story Within A Story

Bring ‘Em All In by Mike Scott

Chorus: Bring 'em all in, bring'em all in, bring 'em all in,

bring 'em all in, bring 'em all into my heart

Bring 'em all in, bring 'em all in, bring 'em all in

bring 'em all in, bring 'em all into my heart

Bring the little fishes

bring the sharks

bring 'em from the brightness

bring 'em from the dark

Chorus

Bring 'em from the caverns

bring 'em from the heights

bring 'em from the shadows

stand 'em in the light

Chorus

Bring 'em out of purdah

bring 'em out of store

bring 'em out of hiding

lay them at my door

Chorus

Bring the unforgiven

bring the unredeemed

bring the lost, the nameless

let 'em all be seen

bring 'em out of exile

bring 'em out of sleep

bring 'em to the portal

lay them at my feet

Chorus

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

To give online, click here: https://www.thewordatbeacon.org/donate

To give your prayers, email us at info@thewordatbeacon.org


Come Holy Ghost

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,

And in our hearts take up Your rest;

Come with Your grace and heavenly aid

to fill our hearts, which You have made,

To fill our hearts, which You have made.

Chorus:

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you.

O Comforter, to You we cry,

You, heav'nly gift of God most high;

You, fount of life, and fire of love,

And sweet anointing from above,

And sweet anointing from above.

Chorus

Praise we the Lord, Father and Son,

And Holy Spirit with them one;

And may the Son on us bestow

All gifts that from the Spirit flow,

All gifts that from the Spirit flow.

Chorus


Sending/Blessing

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