Online Worship – November 22, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for November 22, 2020 – Christ the King

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.

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
2020/11/29-04:03:36-UTC 35th ols; 34woc; 3waro

Trinity has returned to Indoor Worship with LIMITED seating at 10AM on Sundays. Besides limited seating, there are several additional details you should know before attending. Please read about them in our Guide to Indoor Worship.

Please fill in your 2021 Stewardship Pledge Cards. If you need a new pledge card, please contact the church office for a replacement or print your own by clicking this link or the pledge card image. Once filled in, they may be turned in to the church or mailed to the church office. May God richly bless our generosity as we return to God a small portion of what He has given to us.

There is an outdoor Sunday Vesper service TODAY at 4:00 p.m. Today’s vesper service will be a service of the Word and Sacrament.

Communion is be celebrated today at Trinity during Online Worship and Outdoor Vespers at 4:00 p.m. If you wish to participate during the online service, please have a piece of bread and beverage ready. For those attending the Vesper service, individual juice and bread will be provided.

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!

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 “Sing to God, with Joy and Gladness”
  • Call to Worship
  • Prayer of the Day
  • Hymn #367 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
  • Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
  • Scripture Reading
  • Anthem “Give Thanks”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Scripture Reading
  • Meditation “On the Throne”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
  • Hymn #643 “Now Thank We All Our God”
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering
  • Postlude “Thankful Hearts and Voices Raise”

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, even though we worship at a distance, 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 “Sing to God, with Joy and Gladness”

Heasuk Che, organist.
Bell

Call to Worship

Sally Smeaton, lay reader.
 
“I will search for my sheep,” says the Lord.
Like lost lambs or scattered sheep,
the Lord seeks us and calls us home.

“I will gather them from far and near,” says the Lord.
A cherished fold, a beloved flock,
the Lord sustains us and gives us rest.

“I will be their shepherd,” says the Lord.
We listen for the voice of the God who seeks us,
and follow with devotion and gratitude!

Prayer of the Day

Sally Smeaton, lay reader.
 
Eternal God, you set Jesus Christ to rule over all things, and made us servants in your kingdom. By your Spirit empower us to love the unloved, and to minister to all in need. Then at the last bring us to your eternal realm where we may worship and adore you and be welcomed into your everlasting joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Hymn #367 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

Barbara Davis, Carol Corson, Judith Spurrell, Kathy Link, Lillian Warner, Norma Rogero, and Priscilla Cahill. Accompanied by Heasuk Che on the piano.
St. George’s Windsor
1 Come, ye thankful people, come;
raise the song of harvest home.
All is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God, our Maker, doth provide
for our wants to be supplied.
Come to God’s own temple, come;
raise the song of harvest home.
2 All the world is God’s own field,
fruit in thankful praise to yield,
wheat and tares together sown,
unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade, and then the ear,
then the full corn shall appear.
Lord of harvest, grant that we come,
wholesome grain and pure may be.
3 For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home;
from each field shall in that day
all offenses purge away;
give the angels charge at last
in the fire the tares to cast,
but the fruitful ears to store
in God’s garner evermore.
4 Even so, Lord, quickly come
to thy final harvest home.
Gather thou thy people in,
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there forever purified,
in thy presence to abide:
with all thine angels, come;
raise the glorious harvest home!

Prayer of Confession

Please join in our Prayer of Confession …
God of mercy,
who has compassion for the lost and the least, in disbelief and denial, we ask:
“When did we see you among us?”
We should have seen you in the classmate on the playground
whom we did not invite to join our game.
Or in the stranger on the sidewalk whom we crossed the street to avoid.
Or in the neighbor at the nursing home, whom we left to carry her pain alone.
We should have seen you in the man begging for work or a warm meal,
in the woman struggling to overcome addiction,
in the child seeking refuge from the terrors of violence.
But, instead, we turned away.
Forgive us, Lord.
Break our hearts, for what breaks yours, and give us compassion and courage to respond to the
suffering of this world.
(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. Amen.
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
 

Gloria Patri

Heasuk Che, organist.
Hymn #581
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen.

Scripture Reading

Sally Smeaton, lay reader.

Psalm 100The Day of the Lord. Listen for God speaking to you today.
1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Anthem “Give Thanks”

The Handbell Choir is Barbara Davis, Martha Gioielli, Joyce Lewis, Marilyn Paris, Janet Schaaf, and Norma Rogero. Directed by Lillian Warner.

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Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.

Scripture Reading

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Matthew 25:31-46 The Judgment of the Nations. Listen for God speaking to you today.
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38 And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39 And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40 And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Meditation “On the Throne”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith

Sally Smeaton, lay reader

Nicene Creed

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.

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

 

Communion Prayer
Holy God, we praise you.
Let the heavens be joyful, and the earth be glad.
We bless you for creating the whole world, for your promises to your people Israel,
and for Jesus Christ in whom your fullness dwells.
Born of Mary, he shares our life.
Eating with sinners, he welcomes us.
Guiding his children, he leads us.
Visiting the sick, he heals us.
Dying on the cross, he saves us.
Risen from the dead, he gives new life.
Living with you, he prays for us.
With thanksgiving we take this bread and this cup
and proclaim the death and resurrection of our Lord.
Receive our sacrifice of praise.
Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us that this meal may be
a communion in the body and blood of our Lord.
Make us one with Christ and with all who share this feast.
Unite us in faith, encourage us with hope, inspire us to love,
that we may serve as your faithful disciples until we feast at your table in glory.
We praise you, eternal God, through Christ your Word made flesh,
in the holy and life-giving Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

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.

Prayer After Communion
Let us pray: We thank you, O God, that through Word and Sacrament you have given us your Son, who is the true bread from heaven and food of eternal life. We lift up to you, this day, the joys and concerns of our hearts. Strengthen us in your service that our daily living may show our thanks, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Hymn #643 “Now Thank We All Our God”

Barbara Davis, Carol Corson, Judith Spurrell, Kathy Link, Lillian Warner, Norma Rogero, and Priscilla Cahill. Accompanied by Heasuk Che on the piano.

Nun danket alle Got

1 Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices;
who, from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
2 O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in God’s grace, and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills in this world and the next.
3 All praise and thanks to God, who reigns in highest heaven,
to Father and to Son and Spirit now be given:
the one eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore,
the God who was, and is, and shall be evermore.

Benediction

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response

Heasuk Che, organist.
Hymn #306
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.

Offering

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 use 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.

Postlude “Thankful Hearts and Voices Raise”

Heasuk Che, organist.
African American Spiritual

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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