Online Worship – August 30, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for August 30, 2020 – Thirteenth 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.

 

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Communion will be celebrated at Trinity, during Online Worship, next Sunday, September 6th. Those wishing to participate should have a piece of bread and beverage ready. Communion is celebrated at Trinity on the first Sunday of every month.

Summer Sundays. You are invited to join the members and friends of Trinity Palm Coast for Outdoor Vespers on Sunday, August 30th 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 “Guide My Feet”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn #394 “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession and Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
  • Gospel Reading
  • Anthem “Seek Ye First Kingdom of God”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Scripture Reading
  • Meditation “Ask, Seek, Knock”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hymn #643 “Now Thank We All Our God”
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering to God
  • Postlude

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 “Guide My Feet”

Heasuk Che, organist.
African American Spiritual

Call to Worship

Tammy Venti, lay reader.

 

From whirlwind and burning bush,
in still of night and in sheer silence –
God calls the faithful to sacred work.
Beckoning us to turn aside,
inviting us to stand on holy ground—
God welcomes the faithful into sacred space.
Come, God is calling.
Let us worship the Lord!

Hymn #394 “Christ is Made the Sure Foundation”

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

Westminster Abbey

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord and precious,
binding all the church in one;
holy Zion’s help forever,
and our confidence alone.
2 To this temple, where we call you,
come, O Lord of hosts, and stay;
come, with all your loving-kindness;
hear your people as we pray,
and your fullest benediction
shed within these walls today.
3 Here bestow on all your servants
what they seek from you to gain;
what they gain from you, forever
with the blessed to retain;
and hereafter in your glory
evermore with you to reign.
4 Laud and honor to the Father,
laud and honor to the Son,
laud and honor to the Spirit,
ever three and ever one:
one in might and one in glory
while unending ages run!

Prayer of the Day

Tammy Venti, lay reader.

O God, author and giver of all good things, plant in our hearts the love of your name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Prayer of Confession

Holy God, hear our prayers.
Your love is constant and your grace abundant.
Forgive us of the help we have not given,
the hospitality we have not offered,
the prayers we have not spoken,
and the faithful steps we have not taken.
Forgive us, God, and through your forgiveness
embolden us to be your servants
in your reign of 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.

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.

Gospel Reading

Tammy Venti, lay reader.

Luke 11:1-13The Lord’s Prayer and Perseverance in Prayer. Listen for God speaking to you today.
He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:
    Father, hallowed be your name.
      Your kingdom come.
3     Give us each day our daily bread.
4     And forgive us our sins,
     for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
    And do not bring us to the time of trial.”
5 And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ 7 And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
9 “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12 Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Anthem “Seek Ye First”

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

arr. Wagner

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.

Here’s the link to the Dinner Prayer Song Lyrics mentioned by Brooke in the video.

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 3:14-15Prayer for the Readers. Listen for God speaking to you today.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

Meditation “Ask, Seek, Knock”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith (Apostle’s Creed)

Tammy Venti, 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 #643 “Now Thank We All Our God”

Judith Spurrell and Priscilla Cahill accompanied by Heasuk Che, pianist.
Nun Danket Alle Gott
1 Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices;
who, from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
2 O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in God’s grace, and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills in this world and the next.
3 All praise and thanks to God, who reigns in highest heaven,
to Father and to Son and Spirit now be given:
the one eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore,
the God who was, and is, and shall be evermore.

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.

Postlude “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

Heasuk Che, organist.
traditional North American hymn

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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