Trinity Sunday

and Peace with Justice Sunday

 

We Gather as the Body of Christ

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY

CALL TO WORSHIP

     Last week, we celebrated Pentecost, when God gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to the newly emerging Christian Church. The Spirit descended like flames of fire, with a rushing wind.

     That same Holy Spirit was not just for the crowd gathered on that first Pentecost. The Holy Spirit has encouraged and comforted Christians throughout history and continues to encourage and comfort us today.

          Let us worship God, whose Spirit is with us as individuals and with us as we gather together as a community of faith.

HYMN: “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

#64 UMC Hymnal

OPENING PRAYER (unison)

In the beginning, O God, you created the heavens and the earth. From the beginning, through all time, you have continued to create and to care for your creation. Create in us, O God, hearts that are open to hear your word for us this day. Create, within our community, a willingness to seek you, and your truth, in Jesus Christ, as we worship you today. Amen

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Genesis 1:1-2:4a

CHILDREN'S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

“How Great Thou Art” 

#77 UMC Hymnal vs 1

GOSPEL READING                     Matthew 28:16-20

HYMN:

“Lord, You Give the Great Commission”

#584 UMC Hymnal vs 1, 2, & 5

MEDITATION

“Mirror, Mirror, what is the Reflection?”

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (unison)

Lord, we offer these, our tithes, and offerings, to you, that they might contribute toward your great commission to go throughout the world, making disciples in the name of Jesus. May they be used toward acts of Justice and Mercy in the world you created. Amen.

HYMN:   “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

#2171 The Faith We Sing Hymnal

BENEDICTION

Receive the charge and the benediction from the

Apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians 13:11-13

HYMN: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

#431 UMC Hymnal

DEPART IN PEACE 

Shalom!

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