Online Worship – September 6, 2020

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for September 6, 2020 – Fourteenth 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.


2024/07/19-23:37:46-UTC 24th ols; 27th woc

Communion will be celebrated today at Trinity, during Online Worship. Those wishing to participate should have a piece of bread and beverage ready. Communion is celebrated at Trinity on the first Sunday of every month.

Summer Sundays. You are invited to join the members and friends of Trinity Palm Coast for Outdoor Vespers on Sunday, August 30th at 6:30PM. 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.

A new Midweek Bible Study video is available online each week. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe. The current Bible Study Series uses: “The Disciple Making Church” by Glenn McDonald. A new video will be released each Thursday and will be available to watch whenever it is convenient for you. 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:

  • Preparation for Worship
  • Prelude “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn #4 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”
  • Prayer of the Day
  • A Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Assurance of Pardon
  • Gloria Patri (Hymn #581)
  • Gospel Reading
  • Anthem “Come! Live in the Light!”
  • Children’s Sermon
  • Scripture Reading
  • Meditation “An Unlimited Partnership”
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
  • Hymn #761 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”
  • Benediction
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering to God
  • Postlude

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 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

Heasuk Che, organist.
Prayer of St. Francis

Call to Worship

Dylan Grady, lay reader.


Jesus says, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
Christ is here.
Calling us to the water,
beckoning us to the feast,
Christ is here.
Speaking to our souls,
listening to our prayers,
Christ is here.
Binding us as one body,
sending us out in service,
Christ is here.
Jesus says, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
Christ is here. Let us worship the Lord.

Hymn #4 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”

Heasuk Che, organist.

Grosser Gott, Wir Loben Dich

1 Holy God, we praise your name;
Lord of all, we bow before you.
All on earth your scepter claim;
all in heaven above adore you.
Infinite your vast domain,
everlasting is your reign.
2 Hark! The glad celestial hymn
angel choirs above are raising;
cherubim and seraphim,
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heavens with sweet accord:
“Holy, holy, holy Lord!”
3 All apostles join the strain
as your sacred name they hallow;
prophets swell the glad refrain,
and the blessed martyrs follow,
and from morn to set of sun,
through the church the song goes on.
4 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit: three we name you,
while in essence only one;
undivided God we claim you,
and adoring, bend the knee
while we own the mystery.

Prayer of the Day

Dylan Grady, lay reader.

Direct and help us, O Lord, in all our deeds, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Prayer of Confession

God of grace, hear our prayer.
Your good news is for all people.
Forgive us when we limit it to people like ourselves.
Your grace is for all people.
Forgive us when we hoard it, unable to believe in your abundance.
Your love is for all people.
Forgive us when we ignore it, fearing that we might be unworthy of your grace.
Move us to see the world as you know it:
bursting at the seams with your mercy and your love.
(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.

Assurance of Pardon

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

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

Dylan Grady, lay reader.

Luke 4:14-21The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry. Listen for God speaking to you today.

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Anthem “Come! Live in the Light!”

Heasuk Che, organist.


Children’s Sermon

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.

Luke 15:1-7The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth and The Parable of the Lost Sheep. Listen for God speaking to you today.
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? 5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Scripture Reading

Peter 3:15. Listen for God speaking to you today.
but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you;

Meditation “An Unlimited Partnership”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Affirmation of Faith (Nicene Creed)

Dylan Grady, 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.

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.

Hymn #761 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”

Heasuk Che, organist.
Nun Danket Alle Gott
1 Called as partners in Christ’s service, called to ministries of grace,
we respond with deep commitment fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing, side by side and friend with friend,
equal partners in our caring to fulfil God’s chosen end.
2 Christ’s example, Christ’s inspiring, Christ’s clear call to work and worth,
let us follow, never faltering, reconciling folk on earth.
Men and women, richer, poorer, all God’s people young and old,
blending human skills together gracious gifts from God unfold.
3 Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission, in a small or global sense,
help us bear each other’s burdens, breaking down each wall or fence.
Words of comfort, words of vision, words of challenge, said with care,
bring new power and strength for action, make us colleagues, free and fair.
4 So God grant us for tomorrow ways to order human life
that surround each person’s sorrow with a calm that conquers strife.
Make us partners in our living, our compassion to increase,
messengers of faith, thus giving hope and confidence and peace.


Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response (#306)

Heasuk Che, organist.

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.


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 “Let All Things Now Living”

Heasuk Che, organist.
Ash Grove

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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