TRINITY SUNDAY

June 16, 2019

11:00 a.m.

ASSEMBLE TO PRAISE GOD WITH THANKSGIVING

PRELUDE (QUIET MEDITATION PLEASE)

STRIKING OF THE HOUR …… (Quiet Please) ………......Jason Anderson, Musician

CANDLELIGHTING.................................................. Kendall Austin & Anthony Rawls

CALL TO WORSHIP ………………..................................................Rev. Don Johnson

O Holy Trinity, One God in Three Persons, we behold in the splendor of creation Your majesty and our responsibility. O Holy Trinity, One God in Three Persons, we behold in the face of Jesus Christ Your divinity and our humanity. O Holy Trinity, One God in Three Persons, we behold in the Spirit of truth Your glory and our calling. Bound to You forever, we will ever praise Your name! Amen.

*OPENING HYMN................................................. “Faith of Our Fathers” – (See Insert)

*OPENING PRAYER………………...………………....................... Rev. Don Johnson

O God, we honor this day the majesty and the mystery of Your name. You are both infinite and intimate, known and unknowable, transcendent and transparent. In love You have made us Your own and invite us to join in Your divine dance. We will never rest until we rest in You, Blessed Trinity, One God forever and ever. Amen.

CALL TO CONFESSION……………………………........................Rev. Don Johnson

By faith in Jesus Christ, we are given access to the grace of God. Standing in that grace, we now confess our sins before God, seeking forgiveness and peace. Amen.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison) ...……....................Ruling Elder Avis Mathews

Triune God, within your own life there is mutuality, equality, and unity in diversity. We devise ways to elevate ourselves over others, and disrespectful thoughts, words, and actions still surface in us. We allow differences to divide us and lead to brokenness. Holy God forgive us. Restore in us, and in our life together, the divine image You intend. Make us tender in mutuality. Make us generous in equality. Make grateful in diversity. We pray to be one with You and one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE …...…………......…..………...Ruling Elder Avis Mathews

Living Word, you still have many things to say to us. Speak, and we will try to bear them. By Your Word, may the Spirit guide us into all truth, that our lives may glorify You. Amen.

* GLORIA PATRI....….…….….……………………………..…………..….….. #579

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE/THE GREETING

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

All: And also with you.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE

*OFFERTORY PRAYER.......…………….…….………...Ruling Elder Avis Mathews

Out of the abundance of God’s own life, we have received the abundance of God’s creation, God’s word, and God’s love. Why, then, should we live as though we are threatened with scarcity? Let us present our tithes and offerings so that others may know their blessings and give thanks to God. Amen.

WORSHIP OF GOD WITH TITHES AND OFFERINGS

THE OFFERTORY………………………..…............…“In the Sanctuary” – Kurt Carr

*THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………………………………..................#592

PRAYER OF DEDICATION…………………………………….…..Rev. Don Johnson

Holy God, You have poured out so much for us the beauty of the world, the care of family and friends, meaning labor, and the gift of the church. We give You thanks for these and many other gifts. Most especially, we thank You for pouring Your love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Through these offerings, may Your love spill over in glad abundance that brings relief, renewal, and hope to those in need. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

LIFT UP THE NAMES OF PEOPLE FOR PRAYER Rev. Don Johnson

PRAYER HYMN………. “Through the Eyes of My Father” – LaSandra Taylor, Soloist

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Don Johnson

WE HEAR AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURES: OLD TESTAMENT: NUMBERS 11:24-30 Rev. Don Johnson

NEW TESTAMENT: MARK 9:38-41

HYMN OF MEDITATION………………….… “I Need You Now” – Dance Ministry

SERMON: “WHO DECIDES WHAT IS DECENT AND IN ORDER?”

WE FOLLOW GOD’S WORD INTO THE WORLD

*INVITATIONAL HYMN………….….…“O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” - #357

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (P. 14 FO. Hymnal) Rev. J. L. Perry

ANNOUNCEMENTS & WELCOME

CLOSING…………………….………………...…. “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” -#438

GO IN GOD’S NAME

*BENEDICTION………………......................................................... Rev. Don Johnson

May the grace of Christ Jesus grant you peace; may the Holy Spirit guide you into all truth; and may the love of God fill your heart so that you may find hope in every circumstance of this life and give glory to God. Amen.

CHORAL RESPONSE ........................................................................“Threefold Amen”

EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES

(PLEASE BE SEATED FOR A MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER.)

POSTLUDE……………………………….………………… Musician       


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