Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service
for November 1, 2020 – Commitment Sunday
Welcome and Announcements
Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s online worship service!
If you prefer, you can view this service on our Worship Service Player. In the player, the service plays from start to finish without interruption. To try that version of the worship service, click HERE.
Today is COMMITMENT Sunday! After you’ve finished watching and participating in the service, please prayerfully consider your pledge and complete the pledge card. If you never received a pledge card or have misplaced it, contact the church office for a replacement or print your own by clicking this link or the pledge card image. After completing the card, please mail it to the church or drop it off at the church office Monday through Thursday from 9am until noon.
An Outdoor Worship Service is planned for TODAY Sunday November 1st at 10:00 a.m. (weather permitting). We hope this is not a surprise if you are reading this page on Sunday morning! If you do rush out the door, please don’t forget to: (1) bring your mask, (2) a chair, (3) bulletin (or use your mobile device), and (4) practice social distancing while on the campus.
Hymn books are available to borrow. You could use them at home to follow along with the online worship service, bring it to Sunday Vespers, or a Outdoor Worship Service. The Hymn books can be checked out in the Church office, Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm.
Trinity’s Bible Study is available online. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe. A new video will be released each week and will be available to watch whenever it is convenient for you. You can also ‘catch-up’ anytime at the Bible Study archive. To be included in our weekly email, simply subscribe to the website or join our Facebook group. Links to subscribe and join are at the bottom of our webpage.
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!
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 “The Church’s One Foundation”
- Call to Worship
- Hymn #450 “Be Thou My Vision”
- Prayer of the Day
- Prayer of Confession
- Assurance of Pardon
- Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
- Scripture Readings
- Anthem “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”
- Children’s Sermon
- Scripture Readings
- Meditation “The ATM”
- Affirmation of Faith
- Prayers of the People
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Hymn #326 “For All the Saints”
- Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
- Prayer of Dedication for the Offering
- Offering to God
- Postlude “Let All Things Now Living”
Preparation for Worship
Let us join together now and prepare for worship.
To exalt or humble is to position one’s self in relationship to one another. Christ calls his followers to be servants since there is only one master. Let us then be in a position to serve the other person. For then the other’s needs and concerns will be raised above our own and Christ will be faithful in meeting our needs.
Prelude “The Church’s One Foundation”
Call to Worship
let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling.
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy;
and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.
Hymn #450 “Be Thou My Vision”
Prayer of the Day
Prayer of Confession
–from James S. Lowry
Assurance of Pardon
–Ephesians 4:32; NRSV
Tammy Venti, lay reader.
Tammy Venti, lay reader.
Anthem “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”
Pricilla Cahill, Kathy Link, Norma Rogero, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner. Accompanied by Heasuk Che (pianist) and Jillian Koenig (flutist).
African American Spiritual
Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.
13 We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God’s word, which is also at work in you believers.
Meditation “The ATM”
Rev Dan Graham
Affirmation of Faith
Tammy Venti, lay reader
from “A Declaration of Faith” passim; 1977
Prayers of the People
O God, as we reaffirm our confession in Christ our redeemer, help us to pass on to others the truth of your love. May we be for them a treasure trove of understanding and acceptance, so that they can discover the wealth of your blessings. We pray for guidance as we act out Christ’s gospel, for each individual has a particular need to be met. Help us to treat your people as unique sisters and brothers. Help us to make the most of the unexpected opportunities to share your benevolent mercy and care, so that others are led to confess you as their God. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn #326 “For All the Saints”
Pricilla Cahill, Carol Corson, Barbara Davis, Martha Gioielli, Kathy Link, Norma Rogero, Bob Sanders, Judith Spurrell, and Lillian Warner. Accompanied by Heasuk Che (pianist) and Jillian Koenig (flutist).
Rev Dan Graham
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.
Prayer of Dedication for the Offering
Please continue to give your offering.
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.
Postlude “Let All Things Now Living”
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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