Online Worship – June 14, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for June 14, 2020 – Second Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity
Presbyterian Church’s worship service online!

This is the twelfth online worship service for Trinity and our fourteenth 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.

The bulletin is not needed to follow the order of the service (the order of service on this page matches the bulletin’s order of service), 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 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
  • A Call to Worship
  • Hymn #634 “To God Be the Glory”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Gospel Reading
  • Meditation: “Heavy Farm Equipment”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Offering to God
  • Doxology
  • Hymn #719 “Come, Labor On”
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Response

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 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Heasuk Che, Organist

arr. Cherwin

Call to Worship

Tammy Venti, Lay Reader

Whether we stray like sheep or follow faithfully,
God welcomes us here.
Whether we seek healing and wholeness, or stand ready to extend compassion,
God welcomes us here.
Whether exhausted from journeys across rough terrain, or renewed and refreshed,
our souls at peace, we gather to hear the good news:
The kingdom of heaven is at hand!

Opening Hymn #634 “To God Be the Glory”

Leslie Russo, Lillian Warner, Julie Pearson, Jillian Koenig (Flutist), Judith Spurrell, Jody Dutton, & Heasuk Che (Organist)

1 To God be the glory; great things he has done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Refrain Praise the Lord, praise the Lord;
let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory: great things he has done!
2 Great things he has taught us; great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

St. Denio

Prayer of the Day

Eternal God,
your Son Jesus Christ,
now exalted as Lord of all,
pours out his gifts on the church.
Grant us that unity which your Spirit gives,
keep us in the bond of peace,
and bring all creation to worship before your throne;
for you live and reign,
one God, forever and ever.

Prayer of Confession

Tammy Venti, Lay Reader

Holy God, you send us
to proclaim the good news of your kingdom to all who are lost,
all who are afflicted,
all who are captive,
all who have been cast out.
But we are content to proclaim the in-breaking of your kingdom
within familiar communities where we know others will receive this news
with nods of agreement.
Push us beyond what is comfortable and safe,
and strengthen us for lives of compassionate service,
that we might be the laborers you call us to be.

(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 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”

Jillian Koenig, Flute

Here I Am

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation

Gospel Reading

The Harvest Is Great, the Laborers Few and The Twelve Apostles.
Listen for God speaking to you today.

Tammy Venti, Lay Reader

Matthew 9:35-38
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Matthew 10:1-8
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. 2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near. 8 Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.

Meditation “Heavy Farm Equipment”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith (Apostle’s Creed)

Tammi 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.


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.

Doxology #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.

Hymn #719 “Come, Labor On”

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

1 Come, labor on.
Who dares stand idle on the harvest plain
while all around us waves the golden grain?
And to each servant does the Master say,
“Go work today.”
2 Come, labor on.
Claim the high calling angels cannot share;
to young and old the gospel gladness bear.
Redeem the time; its hours too swiftly fly.
The night draws nigh.
3 Come, labor on.
Cast off all gloomy doubt and faithless fear!
No arm so weak but may do service here.
Though feeble agents, may we all fulfill
God’s righteous will.
4 Come, labor on.
No time for rest, till glows the western sky,
till the long shadows o’er our pathway lie,
and a glad sound comes with the setting sun,
“Well done, well done!”

Ora Labora


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.

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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