Online Worship – June 7, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity
Presbyterian Church’s worship service online!

This is the eleventh online worship service for Trinity and our thirteenth 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 “How Great Thou Art”
  • A Call to Worship
  • Hymn #297 “In Christ Called to Baptize”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “What Wondrous Love Is This”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Gospel Reading
  • Meditation: “Onwards and Upwards”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Offering to God
  • Doxology
  • Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
  • Hymn #747 “The Lord Now Sends Us Forth”
  • 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 “How Great Thou Art”

Heasuk Che

arr. D. Miller

Call to Worship

Jason Wheeler, Lay Reader

Mighty Wind, who danced over the deep and surveyed the shapeless void,
dance over us now and ready us for your creative purpose.
Divine Word, who commanded unruly chaos and called forth light and life,
call to us now and open us to new expressions of grace.
Eternal Artist, who formed us in your likeness and claimed us as kin,
Re-form and refine us to be bearers of your blessing.
Holy Trinity—Creator, Christ, Spirit—who gathered the primeval waters,
gather us in, then send us out, our voices echoing creation’s song:
How majestic is your name in all the earth!

Opening Hymn #297 “In Christ Called to Baptize”

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

1 In Christ called to baptize, we witness to grace
and gather a people from each land and race.
In deep, flowing waters, we share in Christ’s death,
then, rising to new life, give thanks with each breath
2 In Christ called to banquet, one table we share,
a haven of welcome, a circle of care.
Although we are many, we share in one bread.
One cup of thanksgiving proclaims Christ, our head.
3 In Christ called to witness, by grace we will preach
the life-giving gospel; God’s love we will teach.
By grace may our living give proof to our praise
in costly compassion reflecting Christ’s ways.
4 Unite us, anoint us, O Spirit of love,
for you are within us, around us, above.
Equip us for service with gifts you bestow.
In Christ is our calling. In Christ may we grow.

St. Denio

Prayer of the Day

Father, we praise you; through your Word and Holy Spirit you created all things. You reveal your salvation in all the world by sending to us Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. Through your Holy Spirit you give us a share in your life and love. Fill us with the vision of your glory, that we may always serve and praise you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Prayer of Confession

Jason Wheeler, Lay Reader

Lord Jesus, you send us to make disciples of all nations, but we focus our energies inward and shy away from sharing the good news in word and deed.
You charge us to teach your commandments, but we struggle to obey them and neglect to model them for others. You assure us of your abiding presence, but we doubt this promise and disregard your Spirit, denying the power you give us to do your work.
Forgive us, Lord, and renew us to be the church you created us to be. Wash us with your grace and commission us for service in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(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 “What Wondrous Love is This”

Judith Spurrell, Soprano

Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation

Gospel Reading

The Commissioning of the Disciples. Listen for God speaking to you today.

Jason Wheeler, Lay Reader

Matthew 28:16-20
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Meditation “Onwards and Upwards”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Image referred to by Rev Beebe in the meditation

Affirmation of Faith (Nicene Creed)

Ken Mettler, 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.


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

Leslie Russo, Lillian Warner, Julie Pearson, Jillian Koenig (flutist), Judith Spurrell, Jody Dutton, & 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
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Gracious Father, giver of all good things: For our home on earth and for your unfailing mercy,
we give you thanks.
Christ, our Redeemer: For your sacrifice on the cross and rising from death that we might live,
we give you thanks and praise.
Holy Spirit, giver of life: For your abiding presence in our lives and for comforting and guiding us, we give you thanks, praise, and glory. O triune God: To you be glory and praise now and forever.
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 #747 “The Lord Now Sends Us Forth”

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

The Lord now sends us forth with hands to serve and give,
To make of all the earth a better place to live. (Repeat once)
The angels are not sent into our world of pain to
do what we were meant to do in Jesus name;
that falls to you and me and all who are made free.
Help us, O Lord, we pray, to do your will today. (Repeat once)



Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response

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