Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021

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Mt. Tabor Bulletin 05-30-2021 Trinity

Bulletin-Trout Lake 05-30-2021 Trinity (Booklet)

THE GATHERING

Gathering Music: O God,[1] We Adore You~ Pastor Scott

O, God we adore you; *lay our lives before you; *how we love you.

Jesus, we adore you; *lay our lives before you; *how we love you.

Spirit, we adore you; *lay our lives before you; *how we love you.

            [1]Original text “Father” in title and first verse; *In person, may be sung as a canon.

Welcome and Announcements Followed by Lighting of the Christ Candle

Prelude: “Until Then” arr. Fred Bock

Call to Worship            

Blessed be God, Eternal Majesty, Living Word, Abiding Spirit

Glory to God forever!

Jesus said to be a part of God’s realm, you must be “born of water and Spirit.”

This gift is available to us, this day, right now.

May you receive God’s Spirit, be made whole, and dwell more deeply in love divine. Let us pray together:

Prayer of the Day    

Holy God, source of all goodness, you gave your Son for the life of the world and sent your Spirit that your love might abide within us. Teach us how to love each other this day, that we may have life abundantly with you, in Christ, and through the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Hymn of Praise #1 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”     

Invitation to Healing

With faith in Christ’s righteousness and confidence in God’s grace, let us submit to God’s transforming Spirit.

Prayer of Wholeness

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.   Please continue in silent prayer

Hymn of Reflection: Hymn #519 “You Are My All in All” ~ Pastor Scott

Assurance of Pardon 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 through Christ, let us love one another. Please share a sign of peace with those with whom you are worshiping.

Hymn of Response #591: “Halle, Halle, Halle” Chorus 2x ~ Pastor Scott

Celebrating Joys and where we have seen God at work

Song of Response: “The ‘Thank you, God’ Song” ~ Pastor Scott 

THE WORD

Prayer of 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 praise to your threefold name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8

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

Epistle Reading: Romans 8:12-17

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

Gospel Reading: John 3:1-17

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

Sermon: TL 5-30-2021 Nicodemus~ Pastor Scott Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn of Response: #291 “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”

Affirmation of Faith: ~ Adapted from the Confession of 1967

Jesus Christ is God with humankind.  He is the eternal Son, who became human and lived among us to fulfill the work of reconciliation.  He is present in the church by the power of the Holy Spirit to continue and complete his mission. 

Intercessory Prayers of the People

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

The Lord’s Prayer “…debts…debtors…”

Minute for Mission:

Invitation to Present Our Offerings with Thanksgiving

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that all who love him may have life eternally. With loving hearts, let us bring our offerings to God.

Members, friends, and guests: Thank you for your commitment and your generosity during this past year! Your continued tithing practice and stewardship of our life together is precious. You can send checks made out to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA  98650.

Offertory in Poetry or Song: ~ Poem by Chief Dan George

The beauty of the trees,

the softness of the air,

the fragrance of the grass,

speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,

the thunder of the sky,

the rhythm of the sea,

speaks to me.

The faintness of the stars,

the freshness of the morning,

the dewdrop on the flower,

speaks to me.

The strength of fire,

the taste of salmon,

the trail of the sun,

and the life that never goes away,

they speak to me.

And my heart soars.

Doxology

            Praise God from whom all blessing flow!

            Praise Christ all creatures here below!

            Praise Holy Spirit evermore!

            Praise Triune God whom we adore!  Amen!

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication:

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

SENDING

Closing Hymn #69 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”

Charge:

God said, “Whom shall I send, and who shall go for us?” And Isaiah said, “Here am I; send me!” Life-giving God, free us from our fear, fill us with your love, and send us forth in peace.

Blessing:

May the Lord give strength to the people, may the Lord bless the people with peace! May the blessing of God, who creates, redeems, and restores, be with you now and always.

Friends, this worship has ended; let our service begin!

Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Questions for Reflection

Jesus invites us to be born from above to receive new and abundant life. One interpretation of Salvation is abundant life. This is how it is understood in the gospel of John. Does this interpretation strike a chord with you? Now try to step outside yourself and “walk in another’s shoes” for a moment.  Who are you? A homeless neighbor?  Someone from another race or ethnicity? A complete stranger? Your friend? Your enemy? What does salvation look like to you now? How can we reconcile all these different “salvations?”

Household Prayer: Morning

Life-giving God, awaken me to your threefold presence in the world this day that I may share your love with others as freely as you have done for us in Christ. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

O God, I give thee thanks for the immeasurable gifts of this day; above all, for the gift of your love made known in Christ. I am grateful that by your love in Christ, I am counted as a precious member of your family. Mere words cannot convey the wonder of this love. Amen.

About Scottrick

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