Online Worship – September 27, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for September 27, 2020 – Seventeenth 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.

Today our worship leaders are our youth! We are so blessed to have this group lead us in our worship service. Today we also welcome back two of our former youth, Jill Vanderoef and Alana Nanz (Reed). Jill and Alana will be leading us in our music for today along with Alana’s husband, Eric Nanz. We are so thankful for the gifts that God has given them and their willingness to share them with us!

 
2020/10/22-09:07:09-UTC 27th ols; 29th woc

Summer Sundays. You are invited to join the members and friends of Trinity Palm Coast (in-person!) for Outdoor Vespers on Sunday evenings. Vespers, by definition, is an informal worshipful gathering. We will observe social distancing and all are asked to wear a Mask in consideration of others. We also ask that you bring your own chair. We look forward to seeing many of you and worshipping with you!

Hymn books are available to borrow if you would like to use at home to follow along with your bulletin, use with online worship, or bring it to Outdoor Vespers. The Hymn books can be checked out in the Church office, Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm.

You are cordially invited to join the Midweek Bible Study. This week a new series called “Our Money Story” from Sanctified Art begins. A new video will be released each Thursday and will be available to watch whenever it is convenient for you. Many past Bible Study videos are also available in the Bible Study Archive. We hope you will join us!

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:

  • Prelude “Sanctuary”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn “Down To The River To Pray”
  • Call to Confession
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
  • Scripture Reading
  • Hymn “You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Scripture Reading
  • Meditation “We Are”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Hymn “Light the Fire: Sonicflood”
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering to God
  • Postlude “Everywhere I Go”

Preparation for Worship

Let us join together now and prepare for worship.

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 “Sanctuary”

Eric Nanz and Jill Vanderoef.
John W. Thompson and Randy Scruggs (composers)

Call to Worship

Madilyn Winternheimer, lay reader.

 

Leader: We gather today as your people, God.
People: Young and old; rule-followers and rule-breakers; liberals and conservatives; and every distinction in between.
Leader: We gather today as your beloved.
People: We are a people who are tempted, we are wilderness wanderers; who trust in You.
Leader: We gather today as children of the covenant.
People: We offer this time of worship to you, O God.

Hymn “Down in the River to Pray”

Eric Nanz and Jill Vanderoef.

African-American spiritual

1 As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way!
2 O brothers let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
O brothers let’s go down
Down in the river to pray
3 As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way
4 O sisters let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
Come on sisters, let’s go down
Down in the river to pray
5 As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way
6 O children let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
O children let’s go down
Down in the river to pray
O children let’s go down
Lets, go down, come on down
O children let’s go down
Down to the river to pray.

Call to Confession

Bella Kaczmarek, lay reader.

We are a diverse people. Diversity is beautiful but sometimes it seeks to separate us. Our age, our race, the way we dress, the political party we support, the money we make, all have the power to divide if we let them. But we are really not so different; we are all sinners in need of forgiveness.

Prayer of Confession

Chloe Kaczmarek, lay reader.

Leader: Let us in your truth, forgiving God.
People: Where we divide, unite. Where we make assumptions, show us the truth. Where we sit in judgement, soften our hearts. Forgive us when we treat one another as less than your beloved child.
(time for silent reflection)

Declaration of Forgiveness

Hailey Tucker, lay reader.

Leader: The good news is this: God does not leave us in our guilt. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ, that we are forgiven. May the God of mercy who forgives all of our sins, strengthen us in all goodness and by the power of the holy spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)

Heasuk Che, organist.

 

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.

Gospel Reading

Tyler Grady, Dylan Grady, Hailey Tucker, Hannah Goff, Destiny Tobias, Bella Kaczmarek, Chloe Kaczmarek, Delia Burgos, Madilyn Winternheimer, and Andrew Wheeler; lay readers.

Exodus 17:1-7 “The Message”. Listen for God speaking to you today.
1-2 Directed by God, the whole company of Israel moved on by stages from the Wilderness of Sin. They set camp at Rephidim. And there wasn’t a drop of water for the people to drink. The people took Moses to task: “Give us water to drink.” But Moses said, “Why pester me? Why are you testing God?”
3 But the people were thirsty for water there. They complained to Moses, “Why did you take us from Egypt and drag us out here with our children and animals to die of thirst?”
4 Moses cried out in prayer to God, “What can I do with these people? Any minute now they’ll kill me!”
5-6 God said to Moses, “Go on out ahead of the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel. Take the staff you used to strike the Nile. And go. I’m going to be present before you there on the rock at Horeb. You are to strike the rock. Water will gush out of it and the people will drink.”
6-7 Moses did what he said, with the elders of Israel right there watching. He named the place Massah (Testing-Place) and Meribah (Quarreling) because of the quarreling of the Israelites and because of their testing of God when they said, “Is God here with us, or not?”

Hymn “You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)”

Eric and Alana Nanz and Jill Vanderoef.

 

[Verse 1:] You are holy (You are holy)
You are mighty (You are mighty)
You are worthy (You are worthy)
Worthy of praise (worthy of praise)
[Verse 2:] I will follow (I will follow)
I will listen (I will listen)
will love You (I will love You)
All of my days (all of my days)
[Chorus (men):] I will sing to, and worship
The King who is worthy
I will love and adore Him
And I will bow down before Him
I will sing to, and worship
The King who is worthy
I will love and adore Him
And I will bow down before Him
[Chorus (women):] You are Lord of lords
You are King of kings
You are mighty God
Lord of everything
You’re Emmanuel
You’re the Great I Am
You’re the Prince of Peace
Who is the Lamb
You’re the living God
You’re my saving grace
You will reign forever
You are ancient of days
You are alpha, omega
Beginning and end
You’re my Savior, Messiah
Redeemer and friend
[Ending:] You are my Prince of Peace,
and I will live my life for You

Children’s Sermon

Madilyn Winternheimer.

Scripture Reading

Allacyn Beebe, Tyler Grady, Dylan Grady, Hailey Tucker, Hannah Goff, Matthew Goff, Destiny Tobias, Bella Kaczmarek, Chloe Kaczmarek, Delia Burgos, Madilyn Winternheimer, and Andrew Wheeler.

Philippians 2:1-13. Listen for God speaking to you today.
1-4 If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
5-8 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.
9-11 Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.
12-13 What I’m getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you’ve done from the beginning. When I was living among you, you lived in responsive obedience. Now that I’m separated from you, keep it up. Better yet, redouble your efforts. Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.

Meditation

Allacyn Beebe, Erynn Beebe, Delia Burgos, Destiny Tobias, Hannah Goff, Bella Kaczmarek, Chloe Kaczmarek, Andrew Wheeler, Tyler Grady, Dylan Grady, Madilyn Winternheimer, and Hailey Tucker.

Affirmation of Faith (Apostle’s Creed)

Hannah Goff, 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

Erynn Beebe, lay reader

God of all ages, we do not understand the suffering we see around us. We feel desperate– desperate to act, to fix, to help. Help us to remember in every season, in every stage, you are with us. For those who need us to carry them in faith, we pray. For those whose names have been spoken and for those who sit heavily on our hearts, we ask for the peace of your presence. Lead us, as your people, to share your comfort with those who need it most. And we thank you for the gift of accepting our burdens when we carry them to you in prayer. Now let us pray together with the prayer you taught us

The Lord’s Prayer

Andrew Wheeler, lay reader

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 #702 “Light the Fire: Sonicflood”

Eric and Alana Nanz and Jill Vanderoef.
 
1 I stand to praise You
But I fall on my knees
My spirit is willing
But my flesh is so weak

Light the fire
(light the fire)
In my soul
(in my weary soul)
Fan the flame
(fan the flame)
Make me whole
(make my spirit whole)
Lord, You know
(Lord, You know)
Just where I’ve been
(where I’ve been)
So light the fire
in my heart again
I feel Your arms around me
As the power of
Your healing begins
You breathe new life right through me
Like a mighty rushing wind

2 Light the fire
(light the fire)
In my soul
(in my weary soul)
Fan the flame
(fan the flame)
Make me whole
(make my spirit whole)
Lord, You know
(Lord, You know)
Just where I’ve been
(where I’ve been)
So light the fire
in my heart again
3 Light the fire
(light the fire)
In my soul
(in my weary soul)
Fan the flame
(fan the flame)
Make me whole
(make my spirit whole)
Lord, You know
(Lord, You know)
Just where I’ve been
(where I’ve been)
So light the fire
in my heart again

light the fire in my heart again
light the fire in my heart again

Benediction

Destiny Tobias

We are here, so God is here. Wherever we go God goes with us.
May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen

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 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.

Postlude “Everywhere I Go”

Tim Timmons
 

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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