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Trinity Sunday

05/26/2024

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CENTERING MUSIC             "Elevation and Communion"                           Lois Vierne

MOMENT OF HOPE                                    

CALL TO WORSHIP                                   

Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, 

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; 

worship the Lord in holy splendor.

 

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
 the God of glory thunders,
 the Lord, over mighty waters.
 

The voice of the Lord is powerful;

the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

 

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;

the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
 

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf
and Sirion like a young wild ox.

 

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
 

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

 

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl
and strips the forest bare,
and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
  the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
 

May the Lord give strength to his people!
  May the Lord bless his people with peace!

*HYMN #1                    "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!"

PRAYER CONFESSING OUR NEED FOR GOD'S GRACE

Leader: Let us confess our sins to the One who gives life eternally.

People: Holy God, we know that you are always there to lead us, yet we somehow     lose our way and fall back into fear. We confess that we have stumbled,    and we recognize our need for you to lift us up and help us start again.        Forgive us our failings, restore us to strength, and reconcile us with you,                ourselves, and each other, through the power of Christ and the gift of your Spirit. Amen.

MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER

SONG OF RENEWAL #288     "Spirit of the Living God"

            Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me,

            Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

            Melt me, Mold me, fill me, use me

            Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

 

CELEBRATION OF GOD'S GRACE

Sisters and brothers, hear the good news: We did not receive the spirit of slavery, but rather the spirit of adoption. Your guilt has departed; your sin is blotted out, for you are God’s beloved children—forgiven, loved, and free.

 

ANTHEM                         "Take the World, but Give Me Jesus"               Larry Shackley

 

CHILDREN'S MOMENT                                                                             Karen Gremer                              

BLESSING THE CHILDREN AND SINGING TO GODLY PLAY

                                                   "This Little Light of Mine"

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Today’s Story:                   "The Parable of the Good Shepherd"
                                          Kathleen Krentz & Cyndi Sneeringer                                         

                                                                                                                                                         

Leader:       And as we continue our worship…

People:       May God be with you there.

Children:    May God be with you here.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Leader:  Lord in your mercy,

People:  Hear our prayer.

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

As we pray together the Lord’s Prayer, you are invited to say this in whatever version is

most comforting and meaningful to you.  Here is one possible version (ecumenical version) that you can use:

   Our Father, who is in heaven, holy be your name.

               Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

               And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Yours is the

kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

SCRIPTURES                                       Isaiah 6:1-8                                  (Pg.557)                                                                                                                            John 3:1-17                                   (Pg. 862)

RESPONSE

Reader:      The word of the Lord

People:      Thanks be to God.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION   from Psalm 19 - responsively

Pastor:       May the words of my mouth

People:      And the meditations of our hearts

All:            Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord,

                  Our rock and our redeemer.  Amen

 

SERMON                           "Born Again? and Again and Again" 
                                                   Pastor Sarah Reyes Gibbs

MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION

*HYMN #634                              "To God Be the Glory"

MOMENT OF THANKS

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

OFFERTORY                              "To God Be the Glory"          William & Fanny Crosby
                                                                                                      Arr. Fred Bock

*PENTECOST DOXOLOGY   by Roger Lynn                          Tune: OLD HUNDRED

Praise God whose breath fills all the earth

Whose love reveals our sacred worth

Whose Spirit forms one family

Whose grace brings peace and harmony. Amen.

 

*UNISON PRAYER OF THANKSGVING

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.

*HYMN #69                                    "Here I Am Lord"

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*PASSING THE PEACE

Leader:      The peace of Christ be with you.

People:      And with you also.

Leader:      Let us pass the peace of Christ.

People:      The peace of Christ be with you.   (To one another)

*POSTLUDE                                  "Holy, Holy, Holy"                              John B. Dykes
                                                                                                                      Arr. Jack Huff

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