Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service
for November 8, 2020 – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
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.
This is the first week of Indoor Worship Service since the closure of the church building due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is planned for 10AM. Seating is limited and there are several other details you should know before attending. Please read about them HERE.
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.
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 “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord”
- Call to Worship
- Hymn #840 “When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)”
- Prayer of the Day
- Prayer of Confession
- Declaration of Forgiveness
- Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
- Scripture Reading
- Anthem “Lord, When I Came into This Life”
- Children’s Sermon
- Scripture Reading
- Meditation “At First Sight”
- Affirmation of Faith
- Prayers of the People
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Hymn #358 “Steal Away”
- Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
- Postlude “Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples”
Preparation for Worship
Let us join together now and prepare for worship.
Prelude “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord”
Call to Worship
let us present ourselves before the Lord.
We gather to worship the Holy One,
to incline our hearts to the one true God.
Family of faith, come;
choose this day: Whom will you serve?
As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Hymn #840 “When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)”
Prayer of the Day
Prayer of Confession
as we wait for you to reveal yourself in our midst.
But, Lord, we grow tired of looking for signs of your presence among us.
We grow weary from a steady diet of distressing news and convince ourselves that you are still far off.
We are careless with the tasks you expect of us and, so, are not prepared to encounter you.
Forgive us for losing heart and losing hope.
Sustain us in faith, we pray, and keep us ever watchful so that we might be ready to greet you with joy.
(Silence for Reflection)
Declaration of Forgiveness
Mimi Baruch, lay reader.
Anthem “Lord, When I Came into This Life”
Jillian Koenig (flutist) and Heasuk Che (pianist).
Land of Rest
Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.
Meditation “At First Sight”
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
Affirmation of Faith
Mimi Baruch, lay reader
Prayers of the People
Almighty God, in Christ you taught us to pray,
and promised that we would receive all that we ask in his name.
Hear now our prayers:
for the church universal …
for this congregation, its mission and ministry …
for the healing of the earth …
for peace and justice in the world …
for nations and leaders …
for our local community …
for the poor and oppressed …
for the bereaved and lonely …
for all who need healing …
Guide us, O God, by your Holy Spirit,
that all of our prayers and all of our lives
may serve your will and show your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn #358 “Steal Away”
Barbara Davis, Carol Corson, Judith Spurrell, Kathy Link, Lillian Warner, Norma Rogero, and Priscilla Cahill. Accompanied by Heasuk Che on the piano.
African American Spiritual
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
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 “Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples”
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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