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

Pastoral Greeting, Rev. Hana Elliott

*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 Peace:

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.

*Prayer of Confession (1), In Unison

(Individual silent prayers)

Great God of all creation, who are we that you are mindful of us? We cannot grasp your love for us, O God, for it is unlike us to be that loving and forgiving. We become enmeshed by our own needs and wants and desires and we fail to see beyond anything but our own little circles. Turn us around, O God. Help us to see as you see, and to reach out as you reach out. Remind us once again of the sacredness of our ordinary, day-to-day lives. By your Spirit, teach us to live truly as beings little lower than angels. In your mercy, O God, forgive who we are and bless who we will be.

*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:

Live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. May the peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Prayer for Illumination:

Holy, Holy, Holy One, guide us by the Spirit of truth to hear the Word of life you speak, and to give all glory, honor, and paise to your threefold name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Children’s Time:

First Scripture Reading: Psalm 8 (pg. 529)

Second Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:16-20 (pg. 979)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord

People: Let our thanks and praise be to God!

Sermon: “Commissioned to Relationship”

*Hymn #673 “We’ve A Story to Tell the Nations”


(1) adapted from Beth Merrill Neel

*Affirmation of Faith,

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Call to Offering:

The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it. Let us return to God the offerings of our life and the gifts of the earth.

Offering of Our Volunteer Mission Hours

Monetary gifts may be placed in the offering plates by the door to the sanctuary or in the narthex. If you have completed any volunteer mission hours this week, fill out a slip of paper about them, and come forward to drop one piece of money (any size coin) in the birthday jar for each hour completed, and place your slip of paper in the offering plate.

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.

*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: God of mystery, draw us nearer to you. God of relationship, draw us nearer to each other. God in Trinity, draw us into deeper understanding through your gift of faith and the outpouring of your love. Bless these gifts to further your peace in the world. Amen.

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper


Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

…Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with choirs of angels and with all the faithful of every time and place, who forever sing to the glory of your name: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in your name. Hosanna in the highest.

…According to Christ’s commandment: We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory.

….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.

Prayer Following Communion

Choral Response

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

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

*Hymn #295 “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”

*Charge & Blessing(3)

*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.

(2) by David Cairns

(3) from Bread for the World

*The Choral Amen,

  Amen,   Amen,   Amen.