Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service
for February 21, 2021 – First Sunday of Lent
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.
Trinity has returned to Indoor Worship at 10AM on Sundays. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested but not required. To help set your expectations, please read our Guide to Indoor Worship.
Trinity will soon provide a LIVE STREAMING worship service instead of this online worship page. One significant difference will be our email announcement will be sent at 9:30 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. The email will contain a link for you to “click” that will take you to the broadcast of the live service. Both the Live Service and the Live Stream will begin at 10:00 a.m. If you visit the link before 10 a.m., a countdown timer will assure you that you are in the right place! If you are not available during the 10 o’clock hour, you can visit the same link anytime after the service ends to watch a recording of the service.
Please note the next Congregational Meeting is on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 11:00am (two weeks from this service’s date). The purpose of the meeting is to hold Trinity’s Annual Meeting and it will include the election of Deacons and Elders.
Trinity’s Bible Study is available online. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe whenever it is convenient for you. You can also ‘catch-up’ anytime at the Bible Study archive. To be included in our weekly email, simply subscribe to the website or join our Facebook group. Links to subscribe and join are at the bottom of our webpage.
Portions of the liturgy we use in the service are provided by Sanctified Art. Where used, they are identified with a superscript 2 and the copyright acknowledgment is at the bottom of this worship page.
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 you could not be with us in-person today, we hope you will have a meaningful Sunday worship experience!
The order of service on this page closely follows the bulletin, but there are additional items in the bulletin that may be of interest to you and that are not included on this page.
Today’s service contains:
- Prelude “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
- Call to Worship
- Hymn #167 “Forty Days and Forty Nights”
- Prayer of Confession
- Declaration of Forgiveness
- Anthem “This is My Father’s World”
- Moments with Children
- Affirmation of Faith
- Prayers of the People
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Old Testament Reading
- Prayer of Illumination
- Responsive Reading
- Hymn #218 “Ah, Holy Jesus”
- Gospel Lesson
- Meditation “God Meets Us”
- Charge and Benediction
- Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
- Postlude “There Is Now a New Creation”
Prelude “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
Call to Worship
Hymn #167 “Forty Days and Forty Nights”
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Forgiveness
Anthem “This is my Father’s World”
Laurie Harrison, Judy Hennenlotter, Kathy Link, Joyce Lewis, Rosie Brown, and Barbara Davis. Directed by Lillian Warner.
Moments with Children
Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.
Affirmation of Faith
Bigger than the sky and in the smallest details, all at once and in every moment.
We believe that God meets us where we are—
In heartbreak and high hopes, around crowded tables and in quiet homes,
In joy and in suffering, in loneliness and in connection,
In sanctuaries and in living rooms, in marches and in waiting rooms.
We believe that nothing we do or leave undone can distance us from God’s love.
God is forever drawing us close and pulling us in.
Again and again, God meets us where we are and invites us into wholeness.
Thanks be to God for a love like that.
Prayers of the People
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
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.
Old Testament Reading
Prayer of Illumination
Hymn #218 “Ah, Holy Jesus”
Barbara Davis, Kathy Link, Julie Pearson, Judith Spurrell, Lillian Warner, and Bob Wright. Accompanied by Jillian Koenig (flutist) and Heasuk Che (pianist).
Meditation “God Meets Us”
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
Charge and Benediction
May your arms hold those in need. May your feet walk toward justice.
May your heart trust its worth. May your soul dance in God’s grace.
And may this be your rhythm—again and again and again,
Until God’s promised day. In the name of the Lover, the Beloved, and Love itself,
Go with courage, go with heart, go in peace. Amen.
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.
Please continue to give your offering.
You can click the image to the right or this link to give online now. At the online Giving site, select “2021 Pledge” as the Fund to fulfill your 2021 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.
Postlude “There is Now a New Creation”
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.
1 ALL COPYRIGHTS ACKNOWLEDGED
2 Prayer by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org Cover Art: Graphic Design by Rev. Lauren Wright Pittman | Original photography by Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity