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
– Barbara
– Lisa
– Gail
– Karen
– Fred
– Boyd
– Ollie
– Sandra


Birthdays in May

27 Tom & Wendy
28 Mikayla A.
29 August F.
30 Maya M.

2020 Graduates



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Trinity Covid-19 Latest Info

On May 8, 2020 at 5pm, North Carolina will be entering Phase I of re-opening the state. This is a limited re-opening and Trinity will be complying by continuing our worship service as ONLINE only. We know groups are anxious to begin meeting again in person. Our church board (consistory) will be providing details in the coming week on what re-entering our building will look like when it becomes safe to return. Until then, building access at our facility is limited. Please call the office at 704-782-1024, or text Pastor Nathan at 704-224-1653 for more information. For groups that use our facility for meetings i.e. AA, ACA, etc. our office will notify you next week about re-entry expectations for when re-entry is available. Thank you for helping us keep everybody that uses our building safe.