Online Worship – July 5, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for July 5, 2020 – Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity
Presbyterian Church’s worship service online!

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

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 “There Is a Place of Quiet Rest”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn #418 “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Gospel Reading
  • Meditation “Invited Are We”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Doxology (Hymn #606)
  • Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
  • Hymn #338 “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”
  • 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 “There Is a Place of Quiet Rest”

Heasuk Che, pianist

Mc Afee

Call to Worship

Jane Pellmann, lay reader

Come to me, Jesus says. All who are weary,
come to me.
And you, who carry heavy loads,
come to me.
For I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
Let us draw near to Jesus,
whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light.

Hymn #418 “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”

Heasuk Che (pianist), Carol Corson, Jillian Koenig (flutist), Jody Dutton, Leslie Russo, Robert Sanders, Judith Spurrell, and Bob Wright
1 Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me.
See, on the portals he’s waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.
Refrain: “Come home, come home!
You who are weary, come home.”
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, “O sinner, come home!”
2 Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me? [Refrain]
4 O for the wonderful love he has promised,
promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and
pardon, pardon for you and for me. [Refrain]


Prayer of the Day

O Lord our God,
you are always more ready to bestow your good gifts upon us than we are to seek them.
You are more willing to give than we desire or deserve.
Help us so to seek that we may truly find, so to ask that we may joyfully receive,
so to knock that the door of mercy may be opened for us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of Confession

Jane Pellmann, lay reader

Merciful God, we fill our lives with comfort and convenience,
distractions that consume our energy and time.
We chase after wealth and power as if they could satisfy the hunger in our souls.
But you beckon us toward new life, a life made rich through Sabbath and service.
Free us from the yokes that bind us and draw us near to you,
until we learn to walk with Christ.

(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.

Anthem “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Judith Spurrell and Robert Wright accompanied by Heasuk Che


Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation

Gospel Reading

Jesus Thanks His Father. Listen for God speaking to you today.

Jane Pellmann, lay reader

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
16 “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17 ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; 19 the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
25 At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Meditation “Invited Are We”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith (Nicene Creed)

Jane Pellmann, lay reader

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Doxology (Hymn #606)

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.

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Communion Prayer
Holy God, we praise you.
Let the heavens be joyful, and the earth be glad.
We bless you for creating the whole world,
for your promises to your people Israel,
and for Jesus Christ in whom your fullness dwells.
Born of Mary, he shares our life.
Eating with sinners, he welcomes us.
Guiding his children, he leads us.
Visiting the sick, he heals us.
Dying on the cross, he saves us.
Risen from the dead, he gives new life.
Living with you, he prays for us.
With thanksgiving we take this bread and this cup
and proclaim the death and resurrection of our Lord.
Receive our sacrifice of praise.
Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us that this meal may be
a communion in the body and blood of our Lord.
Make us one with Christ and with all who share this feast.
Unite us in faith, encourage us with hope, inspire us to love,
that we may serve as your faithful disciples until we feast at your table in glory.
We praise you, eternal God, through Christ your Word made flesh,
in the holy and life-giving Spirit, now and forever. 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 #338 “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

Heasuk Che (pianist), Carol Corson, Jillian Koenig (flutist), Jody Dutton, Leslie Russo, Robert Sanders, Judith Spurrell, and Bob Wright
1 O beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain,
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with *brotherhood  
from sea to shining sea!
2 O beautiful for heroes proved
in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved,   
and mercy more than life!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw;
confirm thy soul in self-control,
thy liberty in law!
3 O beautiful for patriot dream
that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam,
undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
till all success be nobleness
and every gain divine!

* Or “servanthood”



Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response

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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