Online Worship – July 19, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for July 19, 2020 – Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s worship service online!

This is the seventeenth worship service for Trinity and our nineteenth not held in the Trinity Presbyterian Sanctuary due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Hymn books are available to borrow if you would like to use at home to follow along with your bulletin or online worship. 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 “Jesus Christ”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn #714 “God of the Fertile Fields”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Gospel Reading
  • Anthem “Go Light Your World”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Scripture Reading
  • Meditation “Times Like These”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Doxology (Hymn #606)
  • Hymn #519 “You Are My All in All”
  • 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 “Jesus Christ”

Heasuk Che, organist

Early American Melody

Call to Worship

Hawley Rogers, lay reader

We have come to worship the living God,
who knit us together when we were yet unnamed,
and welcomes us with a parent’s embrace.

We have come to worship the almighty God,
who searches us and knows our hearts, and still loves us completely.
We have come to worship the eternal God,
who seeks us wherever we are and shepherds us with a guiding hand.

Hymn #714 “God of the Fertile Field”

Heasuk Che (pianist), Barbara Davis, Jillian Koenig (flutist), Kathy Link, Norma Rogero, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner
1 God of the fertile fields,
shaper of earth that yields
our daily bread:
forth from your bounteous hand
come gifts your love has planned,
that all in every land
be clothed and fed.
2 We would be stewards true,
holding in trust from you
all that you give;
help us in love to share,
teach us like you to care
for people everywhere,
that all may live.
3 As grows the hidden seed
to fruit that serves our need,
so your reign grows.
Let all our toil be used,
no gift of yours abused,
no humble task refused
your love bestows.
4 God of the countryside,
dear to the Christ who died
to make us one:
we pledge our lives anew
in faithful love to you.
Guide all we say and do.
Your will be done.

Italian Hymn

Prayer of the Day

And I pray this, that your love may abound even more and more in knowledge and every kind of
insight so that you can decide what is best, and thus be sincere and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of

–Philippians 1:9-11

Prayer of Confession

Hawley Rogers, lay reader

O Lord, you have searched us and known us.
You know when we cultivate kindness
and our lives bear fruit that blesses the world.
You know, too, when our words sow seeds of discord
and our actions choke out generosity and grace.
When we produce more weed than wheat, forgive us.
As we wait with eager longing
for your reign to be revealed in our midst,
plant within us gifts of love and mercy,
so that we might live as children of the kingdom
and bear fruit that enriches your harvest.

(Silence for Reflection)

Declaration of Forgiveness

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

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.

Gospel Reading

The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat and Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds. Listen for God speaking to you today.

Hawley Rogers, lay reader

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27 And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ 28 He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with
them. 30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”
36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42 and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!

Anthem “Go Light Your World”

Jody Dutton, soprano, accompanied by Heasuk Che, piano

C. Rice

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation

Scripture Reading

Future Glory. Listen for God speaking to you today.

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Romans 8:12-25
So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Meditation “Times Like These”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith (Apostle’s Creed)

Hawley Rogers, 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.

Prayers of the People

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

God of grace,
hear our prayer.
For your Church in every place,
that we may worship and serve you faithfully…
For leaders and people in every land,
that they may know your way and do your will…
For justice throughout the world,
that there may be peace and plenty for all…
For the earth you have made,
that it may flourish in beauty and show your glory…
For all those who hunger and thirst,
that they may be filled with good things…
For those who are ill or close to death,
that they may know your loving care…
Receive all these prayers, O God, in the tenderness of your mighty hand,
and strengthen our hands to serve you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

Doxology (Hymn #606)

Leslie Russo, Lillian Warner, Julie Pearson, Jillian Koenig (flutist), Judith Spurrell, Jody Dutton, and Heasuk Che (organist)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Hymn #519 “You Are My All in All”

Heasuk Che (pianist), Barbara Davis, Jillian Koenig (flutist), Kathy Link, Norma Rogero, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner
You are my strength when I am weak;
you are the treasure that I seek;
you are my all in all.
when I fall down, you pick me up;
when I am dry, you fill my cup;
you are my all in all.
Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name!
Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name!




Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response (#306)

Leslie Russo, Lillian Warner, Julie Pearson, Jillian Koenig (flutist), Judith Spurrell, Jody Dutton, and Heasuk Che (organist)

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


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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