Online Worship – August 16, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for August 16, 2020 – Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s online worship service!
Our single ‘full-service’ video is on vacation this week (along with Arvid Olson). If that style of on-line worship appeals to you most please bear with us this week and then remember to thank Arvid next time you have the opportunity!

 
2020/09/22-01:48:59-UTC 21st ols; 23rd woc

Summer Sundays. You are invited to join the members and friends of Trinity Palm Coast for Outdoor Vespers on Sunday, August 16th at 6:30PM. Vespers, by definition, is an informal worshipful gathering. We will observe social distancing and all are asked to wear a Mask in consideration of others. We also ask that you bring your own chair. We look forward to seeing many of you and worshipping with you!

Hymn books are available to borrow if you would like to use at home to follow along with your bulletin, use with online worship, or bring it to Outdoor Vespers. The Hymn books can be checked out in the Church office, Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm.

A new Midweek Bible Study video is available online each week. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe. The current Bible Study Series uses: “The Disciple Making Church” by Glenn McDonald. A new video will be released each Thursday and will be available to watch whenever it is convenient for you. We hope you will join us!

Briefly, a word concerning the technical presentation of this service. If you are having difficulty reading the words, look for your web browser’s “Zoom” settings. The keystrokes are typically ‘Ctrl-Shift-+’ to increase the zoom or ‘Ctrl-Shift-(minus)’ to decrease the zoom. Other devices may have a different mechanism (‘finger pinch’), but most support zoom.

Although the sanctuary doors will not be open, we hope you will have a meaningful Sunday worship experience!

This week’s bulletin is available at any time by clicking this link. The bulletin will open in a separate tab or window.

Please note the bulletin matches the order of service on this page, but there are additional items that may be of interest to you that are not included on this worship page.

The service this day contains:

  • Preparation for Worship
  • Prelude “This Little Light of Mine”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn #438 “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
  • Scripture Reading
  • Anthem “All Who Love and Serve Your City”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Gospel Reading
  • Meditation “On Nothing Less”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hymn #353 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering to God

Preparation for Worship

Let us join together now and prepare for worship.

Dear Family of God – these are trying days in God’s beloved world. As Christ’s Church, sustained by the Holy Spirit, we have gifts and a call by which to care for one another and our neighbors. Worship in which we encounter our living God and know ourselves connected to the body continues. So this day we expand our worship into our homes, knowing that as we read the same Scriptures, and share in the same prayers, we are held together on this Sunday morning. Let us prepare our hearts and minds to worship the living Lord.

Prelude “This Little Light of Mine”

Trinity Handbell Choir (recorded May 2019) directed by Lillian Warner.

arr. Honore

Call to Worship

Sally Smeaton, lay reader

 

How very good and pleasant it is
when kindred live together in unity!
A family formed by faith,
we gather to worship the Living Lord.

Lifelong followers seeking sustenance,
new disciples searching for grace—
a family fashioned by faith,
we gather to kneel before the Giver of Mercy.

Children of God, come!
The Lord gathers us in and calls us his own.
Let us praise God!

Hymn #438 “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

Jody Dutton, soprano, accompanied by Heasuk Che, organist.

Toplady

1 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure;
save from wrath and make me pure.
2 Not the labors of my hands
can fulfill thy law’s demands;
could my zeal no respite know,
could my tears forever flow,
all for sin could not atone;
thou must save, and thou alone.
3 Nothing in my hand I bring,
simply to the cross I cling;
naked, come to thee for dress;
helpless, look to thee for grace;
foul, I to the fountain fly;
wash me, Savior, or I die.
4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
when mine eyes shall close in death,
when I soar to worlds unknown,
see thee on thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee.

Prayer of the Day

Sally Smeaton, lay reader

Ever-loving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, gave himself as living bread for the life of the world. Give us such a knowledge of his presence that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life to serve you continually; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Prayer of Confession

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Jesus asks. “Who do you say that I am?”
We call you the Son of the Living God.
But we do not trust you to be at work in our world here and now.

Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?”
You are the Messiah, who delivers us from death to life.
But we doubt your power to transform our lives.

Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?”
We profess you are the Christ, the Lord of our lives.
But our attention often wanders and our loyalty is tested.
Forgive us.
Help us not only to proclaim you, but to follow your way of justice and peace.

(Silence for Reflection)

Declaration of Forgiveness

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.
I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the
power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)

Heasuk Che, organist

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen.

Scripture Reading

Sally Smeaton, lay reader

Romans 12:1-2A Living Sacrifice. Listen for God speaking to you today.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Anthem “All Who Love and Serve Your City”

Jody Dutton, soprano, accompanied by Heasuk Che, organist.

Charleston

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation

Gospel Reading

John 15:1-11Jesus and Peter. Listen for God speaking to you today.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. 9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.”

Meditation “On Nothing Less”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith (Apostle’s Creed)

Sally Smeaton, lay reader

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People

Good and Gracious God,
Your Son, Jesus Christ, invites all people to follow him and become his disciples.
Touch our hearts, enlighten our minds, and stir our spirit.
Help us daily to take up our cross and follow him; by living his Word
and proclaiming his Good News to those around us.
May our faith in you increase, may our hunger for the Gospel intensify,
and may our parish be strengthened as we learn to love one another as he has loved us.
For this we pray, Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our 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.

Hymn #353 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”

Jody Dutton, soprano, accompanied by Heasuk Che, organist.

Solid Rock

1 My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
Refrain
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.
2 When darkness seems to hide his face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.
[Refrain]
3 His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay.
[Refrain]
4 When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne.
[Refrain]

Benediction

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response (#306)

Heasuk Che, organist.

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.

Offering

Please continue to give your offering.

God calls us to give all of who we are, and all of what we have to be used in and thru the Church. So let us present our lives. Let us present our gifts unto God. (Offerings can be received in the church by mail or you may utilize online banking options).

You can click the image to the right or this link to give online now. At the online Giving site, select “2020 Pledge” as the Fund to fulfill your 2020 pledge or use another fund if you’re directing your gift elsewhere. Note, the church must pay a small processing fee to receive your contribution via online giving. Increasing your gift would help cover the cost of processing and would be greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to see alternatives to online giving, please take a look at our Contribute page.

The Service has Ended

May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Thank you for joining us online! We hope you will join us again as long as we need to be apart. We pray for the day when we can all meet again and worship God in the sanctuary and Trinity Presbyterian Church.

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