Online Worship – June 28, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for June 28, 2020 – Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity
Presbyterian Church’s worship service online!

This is the fourteenth worship service for Trinity and our sixteenth 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 “Beautiful Savior”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn #203 “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “Bow the Knee”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Gospel Reading
  • Meditation “Come On In”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Offering to God
  • Doxology (Hymn #606)
  • Hymn #700 “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)

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 “Beautiful Savior”

Heasuk Che, organist

arr. Wood

Call to Worship

Jane Pellmann, lay reader

Come from the fields of your daily labors, return from the journeys that have
taken you far from home—
come, here is rest and renewal.
We gather, hearts ready to receive God’s life-giving Word.
Come to this table, where all find welcome, and this font, where grace overflows—
come into the presence of the Living Lord.
We come to praise God—the sender and the sent.

Hymn #203 “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”

Julie Pearson, Leslie Russo, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner accompanied by Heasuk Che (organist)
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love;
show us how to serve
the neighbors we have from you.
1 Kneels at the feet of his friends,
silently washes their feet,
Master who acts as a slave to them.
2 Neighbors are wealthy and poor,
varied in color and race;
neighbors are near us and far away.
3 These are the ones we should serve;
these are the ones we should love;
all these are neighbors to us and you.
4 Loving puts us on our knees,
willing to wash others’ feet;
this is the way we should live like you.


Prayer of the Day

O God,
light of the minds that know you, life of the souls that love you,
strength of the thoughts that seek you:
Help us so to know you that we may truly love you,
so to love you that we may fully serve you,
whose service is perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer of Confession

Jane Pellmann, lay reader

God, you send us as prophets to proclaim your coming reign.
You send us out as witnesses to embody your justice, kindness and mercy.
Yet we shrink from your call to serve as messengers of your kingdom.
We cling to safe surroundings and turn from the demands of discipleship.
Forgive us we pray.
Embolden us and send us again as heralds of your good news.

(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 “Bow the Knee”

Julie Pearson, Soprano

Harland & Machen

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation

Gospel Reading

Rewards. Listen for God speaking to you today.

Jane Pellmann, lay reader

Matthew 10:40-42
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

Meditation “Come On In”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith

Jane Pellmann, 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.

Prayers of the People

(Prayer adapted from A New Zealand Prayer Book)

Heavenly Father, hear us as we pray for the unity of the Church. May we all be one that the world
may believe. Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you, that the life
of Christ may be revealed in us. Have compassion on those who suffer from sickness, grief or
trouble. In your presence may they find strength. Look with your kindness on our homes and
families. Grant that your love may grow in our hearts. Make us alive to the needs of our
community. Help us to share one another’s joys and burdens. Inspire and lead those who hold
authority in the nations of the world. Guide us and all people in the way of justice and peace. Give
us courage to proclaim your Gospel. We pray in silence for our own needs…
Praise to you, abundant God, for when we ask, you give; when we seek, you show the way. When
we knock, you answer. Praise to you for your unfailing grace. Make us now your faithful people.
As Christ teaches us we pray …

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.


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 (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.

Hymn #700 “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”

Julie Pearson, Leslie Russo, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner accompanied by Heasuk Che (organist)
1 I’m gonna live so (live so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
I’m gonna live so (live so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
2 I’m gonna work so (work so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
I’m gonna work so (work so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
3 I’m gonna pray so (pray so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
I’m gonna pray so (pray so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
4 I’m gonna sing so (sing so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
I’m gonna sing so (sing so)
God can use me anywhere,
Lord, anytime! (anytime!)

African American Spiritual

Benediction (Hymn #306)

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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