Worship from Home June 7, 2020

Rainbow PCUSA

Trinity Sunday Lectionary Year A

THE GATHERING

Gathering Music “How Majestic Is Your Name” The Faith We Sing #2023 ~ Pastor Scott

Welcome and Announcements

Zoom Coffee Fellowship following worship in the church’s Zoom Room, Monday mornings at 8:00 AM and Friday mornings at 8:00 AM. Joanna Toleno Turner is offering a Zoom conversation on white ally-ship tonight at 6:30 PM in her Zoom Room. Bible Study on Monday June 8 at 10 AM via Zoom will also be considering current events. Both Joanna’s invitation and Bible Study materials were included in your email invitation to worship.

Prelude: “Amazing Grace” arr. by Joel Raney

Call to Worship

Mighty Wind, who danced over the deep and surveyed the shapeless void,

Dance over us now and ready us for your creative purpose.

Divine Word, who commanded unruly chaos and called forth light and life,

Call to us now and open us to new expressions of grace.

Eternal Artist, who formed us in your likeness and claimed us as kin,

Re-form and refine us to be bearers of your blessing.

Holy Trinity – Creator, Christ, Spirit – who gathered the primeval waters,

Gather us in, then send us out, our voices echoing creation’s song: How majestic is your name in all the earth!

Let us pray together:

Prayer of the Day    

Holiness, Word, Power, you reveal yourself as one God in three persons, a mighty, creative, life-generating dancer who invites your creation to join you.  Catch us up in your love and lead us into your world to call others to follow you with singing and rejoicing. Amen.

Hymn of Praise #1 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Invitation to Healing

Trusting in God’s love through Jesus Christ, let us humbly admit need for healing and seek the Spirit’s wholeness together. Together, let us pray:

Prayer of Wholeness

Three in One and One in Three, we confess to you and one another that we have not always followed your example of perfect love.  You call us to follow, and we hear your voice. Yet, we choose to heed other voices. Lead us back to you, for we are meant to reflect your image. Specifically, in my life, I pray for healing and peace concerning … Please continue in silent prayer for a moment then continue to pray in song:

Hymn #471 “O Lord Hear My Prayer” ~ Scott (1st. time: “…my prayer…me;” 2nd time: “…our prayer…us;” Bridge by Scott, then 3rd time: “…our prayer…us;” arr. Scott

Assurance of God’s Presence and Passing of the Peace

Friends believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say:

Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us, let us also love one another. The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

You are invited to share God’s peace with whom you are worshiping.

Hymn #628 “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord” ~ Pastor Scott

Celebrating Joys – Where we have seen God at work

Sung Response #647 “Give Thanks” ~ Pastor Scott

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

Sing into our ears, O Spirit, the holy word of life. Tell us who we are and to whom we belong so that we may live with gratitude for all that you have made and all that you have done. Amen.

Bible Story for the Young at Heart: based on First Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Gospel Reading: Matthew 28:16-20

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Reflection: Revisiting Racism~ Pastor Scott

Please spend several moments in silent reflection

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn of Response: #749 “We Are Called”

Affirmation of Faith: Scripture Excerpts:

1Cor. 12:13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Gal. 3:28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

Col. 3:11 In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!

Intercessory Prayers of the People followed by the Lord’s Prayer  

Call and response: “Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers.”

Page 35 (p. 40, Español) in Glory to God Hymnal; “…debts…debtors…”

CELEBRATING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

Members, friends, and guests: Church expenses total roughly $1900 a month. Thank you for your commitment and your generosity. Please make checks out to First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. Membership supports our ministry with a monthly tithe. If you would like to become an official member of Trout Lake First Presbyterian, please contact the church: troutlakechurch@gmail.com.

Prayer of Blessing

Light within all light, Soul behind all souls: at the breaking of dawn, at the coming of day, we wait and watch…

Yet we cannot be still, O God.  Your people hurt, the Earth is warming, and there is sickness in the air. How can you be silent?  How can we become a voice – Your Voice?

… Your Light within the morning light, Your Soul within the human soul; Your Presence to us from the heart of life.

From the heart of all life, where Your Soul touches and imbues all human souls; we hurt because others hurt. We cry for justice, for there is injustice. Heal us.

In the dawning of this day let us know fresh shinings in our soul. In the growing colours of new beginning all around us let us know the first lights of our heart. Great Star of the morning, Inner Flame of the universe: let us be a colour in this new dawning.

Let us be a color in a new dawning.

~ Adapted from: John Philip Newell, Praying With the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2011), 2.

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

This is the joyful feast of the people of God!

People will come from north and south and from east and west to sit at table in the kingdom of God.

According to Luke, when our risen Lord was at table with his disciples, he took bread, blessed and broke, and gave it to them.

Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him.

This is the Lord’s table. Our Savior invites those who trust him to share the feast that he has prepared.

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

How can we thank you, O God?  For sun and moon and stars, for breath and life and all things good, for your steadfast promise and your faithful love, for the day that is surely coming when all things will be made new.

With saints, with angels, and with the whole creation, we join the ancient and eternal hymn:

Hymn #552 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

We give you thanks, Holy God, for Jesus, who came to be your living Word, to baptize us with Spirit and fire, to feed the hungry, to humble the mighty, and to announce the good news of your coming realm.  With thanksgiving, we remember how, when the hour had come, Jesus took his place at the table with the apostles.  He said to them, “I will not eat this Passover again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

Then Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, this is my body, which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.  After supper, he took a cup, saying, this cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.  I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.

Hymn #553 “Christ Has Died; Christ Is Risen”

Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us – this bread, this cup, these people – Christ’s body and blood, given in love for the world.  Make us one in the Spirit, one in the church, and one with Christ our Lord.

Make us gentle, joyful, thankful people, serving our neighbors, worshiping you alone.  Keep us in the peace of Christ until you gather us at your table in glory.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever.

Amen!

All has been prepared and the table awaits.  These are the gifts of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God.

Communion of the People

Please break bread within your own household, dip it in the cup, and offer to one another saying: “This is Christ’s body, broken for you.” “This is Christ’s blood, shed for you.” We invite all ages to give and receive, for together, all are the body of Christ.

Hymn of Reflection: #530 “One Bread, One Body”

Prayer following Communion 

Let us pray together:

We give you thanks, Lord Jesus Christ, for the gifts of grace we have received from your hand.  Now send us forth to reflect your light, proclaiming your saving death and resurrection until you come again in glory.  Amen.

SENDING

Closing Hymn #769 “For Everyone Born”

Blessing and Charge

Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” ~ Doug and Janet Anderson

Lyrics found on the inside front cover of the TLPC Glory to God hymnal.

Postlude

Question for Reflection:

Review what you have learned about Earth throughout your life, giving thanks for each of your teachers and guides.  In what ways does your way of living reflect gratitude for Earth?  How might you enhance your care for God’s creation?

Write your own Morning and Evening prayer for this week and include gratefulness for creation.

About Scottrick

Parent ~ Pastor ~ Poet ~ Author
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