Online Worship – August 23, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for August 23, 2020 – Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s online worship service!

If you prefer, you can view this service on our Worship Service Player. In the player, the service plays from start to finish without interruption. To try that version of the worship service, click HERE.

 
2020/09/26-22:15:33-UTC 22st ols; 24rd woc

Summer Sundays. You are invited to join the members and friends of Trinity Palm Coast for Outdoor Vespers on Sunday, August 23th 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!

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Jeff Beebe on the 25th Anniversary of his ordination. On August 13, 1995, Dr. Beebe was ordained. Trinity will celebrate the occasion with the installation of a commemorative brick at the conclusion of the Vesper service on August 23rd.

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 “Will You Come and Follow Me”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn #722 “Lord Speak to Me That I May Speak”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession and Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
  • Scripture Reading
  • Anthem “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Trinity in Action
  • Gospel Reading
  • Meditation “Hold On Tight”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hymn #727 “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant”
  • 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 “Will You Come and Follow Me”

Heasuk Che, organist.
scottish melody

Call to Worship

Lois Settles, lay reader.

 

As one body, we have many members,
each uniquely gifted for a particular purpose.
We, who are many, are one body, in Christ.
Prophets and poets, thinkers and teachers,
artists and advocates, consolers and caregivers.
We, who are many, are one body in Christ.
With thanksgiving we offer our varied gifts
in service to Christ, who makes us one.
Let us glorify the Lord!

Hymn #722 “Lord Speak to Me That I May Speak”

Judith Spurrell and Priscilla Cahill accompanied by Heasuk Che, pianist.

Canonbury

1 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
in living echoes of your tone.
As you have sought, so let me seek
your erring children, lost and lone.
2 O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
the wandering and the wavering feet.
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
your hungering ones with manna sweet.
3 O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
the precious truths which you impart.
And wing my words that they may reach
the hidden depths of many a heart.
4 O fill me with your fullness, Lord,
until my very heart o’erflow
in kindling thought and glowing word,
your love to tell, your praise to show.
5 O use me, Lord, use even me,
just as you will, and when, and where
until your blessed face I see,
your rest, your joy, your glory share.

Prayer of the Day

Lois Settles, lay reader.

Almighty God, you have taught us that all our deeds without love are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the very bond of peace and of all goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer of Confession

Before we were formed in the womb, O God, you knew us and you loved us.
Before we have uttered a prayer, O God, you hear us and you love us.
You call us to reflect your love, to be Love for one another.
Too often, we are clanging symbols, aiming for volume rather than love.
Too often, we are greedy beings, searching for success rather than love.
Too often, we are shallow followers, content with comfort rather than love.
Forgive us, God of mercy, and love us into wholeness.

(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.

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

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

Lois Settles, lay reader.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13The Gift of Love. Listen for God speaking to you today.
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 9 For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Anthem “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”

Judith Spurrell and Priscilla Cahill accompanied by Heasuk Che, pianist.

Pescador De Hombres

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.

A Back to School Blessing.

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.

Trinity in Action

Here, we highlight Trinity members and friends making a difference in our congregation and in our community.

Do you know the missions we support in the local Palm Coast community? Please listen as Martha Gioielli describes the Birthday Mission Program and the local missions we support.

Martha Gioielli, Missions and Stewardship Committee

The tri-fold pamphlet Martha described in the video has now evolved into a booklet! Click HERE to get and print a copy for your devotional journey.

Gospel Reading

John 13:31-35The New Commandment. Listen for God speaking to you today.
When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Meditation “Hold On Tight”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith (Apostle’s Creed)

Lois Settles, 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 #727 “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant”

Judith Spurrell and Priscilla Cahill accompanied by Heasuk Che, pianist.
The Servant Song
1 Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant too.
2 We are pilgrims on a journey;
we’re together on the road.
We are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.
3 I will hold the Christ light for you
in the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear

4 I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we’ve seen this journey through.

5 When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we’ve known together
of Christ’s love and agony.
6 Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant too.

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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