A caution regarding Prayers of the People online:
Folks gathered in-person often recount a lot of detail in their prayers concerning other members or family (“Elderly Name, living alone, experiencing isolation…”). In a private, in-person gathering, this information may be safe, but online, it can expose vulnerable people to harm, since we can’t control who will join the gathering or access it later online. Please contact the Pastor directly by text or phone with prayer requests. Pastor Nathan will be prudent in offering prayers i.e. “For First name only, in need of healing”; “For First name only, comfort in grief” etc. Please contact the pastor directly with news of those needing extra pastoral care.
The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ
May 24, 2020 Seventh Sunday of Easter 11am
Gathering Our Hearts
Gathering Song Deep Within Our Heart (LIBERATORE) by Amy Barlowe One License #95381
There’s a song deep within our hearts.
There’s a light burning in our souls.
And a path in the darkness lit from above…
God help us sing your song
Spirit to shine your light
Jesus to live your love
Centering Music and lighting of altar candles God is Here (ABBOT’S LEIGH) by Cyril Taylor One License #16635
Moment of Gratitude
Responsive Intent Based on Psalm 68
One: Sing to God
All: and praise God’s name.
One: When we see white billowing clouds,
All: we think of God’s splendor and glory,
One: but God is not too great to care for the lonely and desolate
All: and stand up for those who are alone.
One: God rules from a holy place,
All: but makes a home for the lonely.
One: God sets people free
All: and sustains them.
One: God causes abundant showers to fall,
All: and revives us when we are tired.
One: God is among us and blesses us
All: and so we praise God’s name. Amen.
Hearing the Sacred Word
Sermon Rev. Ladale Benson
Anthem Shelter Me by Michael Joncas One License # MJCOVID19 Rose Edwards, soprano Theresa Woody, alto
Prayers, Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-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.
Giving of Our Gifts to God
Invitation to Offering
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Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts
Praise Response Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise God all Creatures here below
Praise God above you heavenly hosts
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication
Going Forth with Good News
Chiming of the Trinity (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)
Postlude Deep Within Our Hearts by Amy Barlow LIBERATORE OneLicense #95381
There’s a song deep within our hearts
There’s a light burning in our souls
And a path in the darkness, lit from above
God help us sing your song
Spirit to shine you light
Jesus to live your love…
Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A714152
Tune & Text: ©2001 Amy Barlow Liberatore; All rights reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE # A714152.
Lectionary Scriptures and Trinity Worship Scriptures Sunday, May 31, 2020
Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, John 20:19-23
In Need of Prayers
– Kathy M.’s mother
Birthdays in May
27 Tom & Wendy
28 Mikayla A.
29 August F.
30 Maya M.