Online Worship – June 21, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for June 21, 2020 – Third Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity
Presbyterian Church’s worship service online!

This is the thirteenth online worship service for Trinity and our fifteenth 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 “Be Thou My Vision”
  • A Call to Worship
  • Hymn #239 “Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “Why Should I Feel Discouraged?”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Gospel Reading
  • Meditation: “Do Not Fear”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Offering to God
  • Doxology
  • Hymn #738 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”
  • 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 “Be Thou My Vision”

Heasuk Che, organist

arr. Wood

Call to Worship

Lois Settles, lay reader

To you, O Lord, we lift our souls; to you we offer our lives.
For you are good and forgiving, and abounding in steadfast love.
In heaven, on earth, there is none like you. Your works are beyond compare.
For you are great; you work wonders. You alone are God.

Hymn #239 “Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!”

Julie Pearson, Leslie Russo, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner accompanied by Heasuk Che (organist)
1 Good Christians all, rejoice and sing!
Now is the triumph of our King!
To all the world glad news we bring:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
2 The Lord of life is risen today!
Death’s mighty stone is rolled away.
Let all the earth rejoice and say:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
3 Praise we in songs of victory
that love, that life which cannot die,
and sing with hearts uplifted high:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
4 Your name we bless, O risen Lord,
and sing today with one accord
the life laid down, the life restored:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Gelobt Sei Gott

Prayer of the Day

O God our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair,
deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer of Confession

Lois Settles, lay reader

“Do not fear,” you tell us.
But we cower before threats to our comfort and security,
not trusting your promise to care for us nor boldly stepping forward in faith.

“Take up the cross,” you tell us.
But we live as though death still holds dominion,
and refuse to take risks for the sake of the gospel;
we fail to challenge powers that diminish and principalities that destroy.

Forgive us, Lord.
Help us to live with you and for you.
Make us worthy to bear the name of 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 “Why Should I Feel Discouraged?””

Jody Dutton, soprano


Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation

Gospel Reading

Whom to Fear and Not Peace but a Sword.
Listen for God speaking to you today.

Lois Settles, lay reader

Matthew 10:24-39
A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!

26 So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31 So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33 but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

Meditation “Do Not Fear”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith

Lois Settles, 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 #738 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”

Julie Pearson, Leslie Russo, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner accompanied by Heasuk Che (organist)
1 O Master, let me walk with thee
in lowly paths of service free;
tell me thy secret; help me bear
the strain of toil, the fret of care.
2 Help me the slow of heart to move
by some clear, winning word of love;
teach me the wayward feet to stay,
and guide them in the homeward way.
3 Teach me thy patience, still with thee
in closer, dearer company,
in work that keeps faith sweet and strong,
in trust that triumphs over wrong.
4 In hope that sends a shining ray
far down the future’s broadening way;
in peace that only thou canst give,
with thee, O Master, let me live.



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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