Worship Service Bulletin

A Service for the Lord’s Day

Trinity Sunday

(*Please stand in body or in spirit)

The Instrumental Prelude and Time for Meditation

Announcements, Rev. Hana Elliott

Celebrations and the Birthday Song,

  Happy birthday, happy birthday, your friends are all singing.

May the year that is coming bring gladness to you.

   May it teach you to be helpful, kindhearted, and loving.

     Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to you.

*Call to Worship:

Leader: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Speaker, Word, and Breath of Life:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Font of Blessing, Living Water, Flowing River:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Compassionate Mother, Beloved Child, Life-Giving Womb:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Sun, Light, and Burning Ray:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Giver, Gift and Giving:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Lover, Beloved, and Love itself:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Rock, Cornerstone, and Temple:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: Rainbow of Promise, Ark of Salvation, Dove of Pace:

People: Glory to you forever!

Leader: God who was, God who is, God who is to come:

People: Glory to you forever!

*Hymn #47 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

*Call to Confession:

For God so love the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish, but have eternal life. Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin, first in silence, and then aloud together.

*Prayer of Confession, (1) In Unison

(Begin with individual silent prayer before joining in unison)

Holy, holy, holy God, the words of praise slip easily from our lips: You are almighty! You are glorious! You dwell in holy splendor! But as we are swept up in those lofty words, we can miss the point. Because we can describe you, we start to think that we can understand you. And then we think we can predict your actions, and expect your favor, and control your mercy. Holy God, forgive us for limiting our vision of you: for only acknowledging your presence some of the time, for refusing to see the complexities of your blessings, and for praying only for the people we think are worthy of our concern. Close our lips and turn our eyes to gaze on you in awe and wonder, so that we may receive your love and your grace, not as facts to understand but as gifts to treasure. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior.

*Assurance of Forgiveness:

God did not send the Son to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God!

*The Gloria #108, In Unison

  Glory be to the Father

And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost

      As it was in the beginning,

     Is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

*Passing of the Peace:

Hear this mystery: we are all the children and heirs of the Holy One. Welcome your brothers and sisters with the peace that God has given us through Christ Jesus. May the peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Prayer for Illumination: (2)

O God, the Three in One, you draw us into your community of love with people across the ages and around the world. By the (continued)

(1) by Rev. Eric  Beene

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Same Spirit that binds us together speak to us that what we read and ponder may enliven us and stretch us to trust and follow you; through Christ our Savior. Amen.

Children’s Time:

First Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 (pg. 1070)

Second Scripture Reading: Romans 8:12-17 (pg. 1768)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord

People: Let our thanks and praise be to God!

Sermon:

*Hymn #107 “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

*Affirmation of Faith, (the Nicene Creed)

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Call to Offering:

We are heirs to the blessings of God’s power, wisdom, and love. So let us share our bounty with others, offering our gifts and our lives, that we may welcome more into our family.

Offering,

Monetary gifts may be placed in the offering plates by the door to the sanctuary or in the narthex.

Offerings of volunteer hours may be made by filling out a slip of paper regarding the number and type of hours, and putting it into the jar on the table by the door inside the sanctuary.

*Doxology #109

  Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

Praise God all creatures here below,

   Praise God above ye heavenly host,

     Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*Prayer of Dedication

Let us Pray: Holy God, your love overflows in the gift of your Spirit. Bless these gifts that we offer that they may spread your blessing in a world of hurt and need; in Christ’s name. Amen.

Prayers of the People

….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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Choral Response

  Hear our prayer, O Lord, hear our prayer, O Lord,

Incline thine ear to us, and grant us thy peace. Amen

*Hymn #519 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

*Charge & Blessing,

*Choral Response: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

  Mortals, join the happy chorus which the morning stars began,

Love divine is reigning o’er us joining all in heaven’s plan.

   Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,

     Joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life.

*The Choral Amen,

  Amen,   Amen,   Amen.