Sunday, May 22, 2016

Trinity Sunday
Morning Worship at 11 o’Clock

That the Miss Lucases and the Miss Bennets should meet to talk over a ball was absolutely necessary; and the morning after the assembly brought the former to Longbourn to hear and to communicate.

“Perhaps you mean what I overheard between him and Mr. Robinson; Mr. Robinson’s asking which woman he thought the prettiest? and his answering immediately — “Oh! the eldest Miss Bennet beyond a doubt, there cannot be two opinions on that point.”

“Upon my word! — Well, that does seem as if — but, however, it may all come to nothing,
you know.”   -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 5, ed.

 

The Church Gathers

Organ Prelude: “A Dhia, mo Dhia”       Traditional

Words of Welcome and Announcements (by the minister)

† Choral Introit: “Holy Father, Holy Son”            Trad. German

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.

† Call to Worship (no sung response)        No. 80

We praise you, O God.
We acclaim you as Lord; all creation worships you, Father everlasting.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, churbim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy church acclaims you: Father of majesty unbounded, your glorious, true and only Son, and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

† Hymn: “How Great Thou Art” No. 77

O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder consider all the [worlds] thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the [rolling] thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
When through the woods and forest glades I wander, and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze; Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
And when I think that God, his Son not sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in; that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin; Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart. Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!

Morning Prayer (unison)

Holy God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the faith of your holy church, to acknowledge the mystery of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the Unity.
Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see in your eternal glory On God, now and forever.  Amen.

To Hear the Word

Hebrew Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Betsy Fisk is the Liturgist.

Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: “To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live.The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth— when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.

Anthem: “Jubilate Deo”   Robert N. Roth

O be joyful in the Lord all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. Be ye sure that the Lord He is God; it is He that hath made us and not we ourselves.  We are His people and the sheep of his pasture.  O go your way into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.  Be thankful unto Him and speak good of His name.
For the Lord is gracious, His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth from generation to generation.  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.

† The Psalter: Psalm 8 (sung resp. #1) No. 743

Response: Sing praise to God who reigns above, the God of all creation.
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is your name in all the earth!
Your glory is chanted above the heavens
By the mouth of babes and infants:
You have set up a defense against your foes,
To still the enemy and the avenger.
Response: Sing praise to God who reigns above, the God of all creation.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
The moon and the stars which you have established;
What are human beings that you are mindful of them,
And mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them little less than God,
And crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
You have put all things under their feet,
All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is your name in all the earth!
Response: Sing praise to God who reigns above, the God of all creation.

Sermon: “He will glorify me”       Rev. Travis Knoll

Bible Lesson          John 16:12-15

To Respond in Faith

† Hymn: “Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above”    No. 96

Praise the Lord who reigns above and keeps his court below; praise the holy God of love and all his greatness show; praise him for his noble deeds, praise him for his matchless power; him from whom all good proceeds let earth and heaven adore.
Celebrate th’eternal God with harp and psaltery, timbrels soft and cymbals loud in this high praise agree; praise with every tuneful string; all the reach of heavenly art, all the powers of music bring, the music of the heart.
God, in whom they move and live, let every creature sing, glory to their Maker give, and homage to their King. Hallowed be thy name beneath, as in heaven on earth adored; praise the Lord in every breath, let all things praise the Lord.

A presentation by the Gideons

The Collection of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory: “Peace I Leave With You”          M. Glandorg

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give unto you.

† Presentation of Tithes and Offerings: (unison) No. 393

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

And Scatters to Be the Church in the World

† Hymn: “To God Be the Glory” No. 98

To God be the glory, great things he hath done! So loved he the world that he gave us his Son, who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the life-gate that all may go in. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, to every believer the promise of God; the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!
Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son; but purer, and higher, and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

† Dismissal with Blessing

Go now, to let God overhear you singing his praise!
We go now, to be God’s people.

† Choral Response: “Hallelujah!”      Lowell Mason

Hallelujah! Amen.

† Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

† Organ Postlude: “In Nomine Trinitatis”  Gregorian

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