Trinity Sunday | Father’s Day

We begin and prepare for worship by centering ourselves, remembering the waters of baptism.

In baptism, we are joined to Christ and made members of one body— a people seeking to live faithfully into God’s purpose for us and for all creation.

PRELUDE

*CALL TO WORSHIP+

God of Delight,
your Wisdom sings your Word
at the crossroads where humanity and divinity meet.
Invite us into your joyful being
where you know and are known
in each beginning,
in all sustenance,
in every redemption,
that we may manifest your unity
in the diverse ministries you entrust to us,
truly reflecting your majesty
in the faith that acts,
in the hope that does not disappoint,
and in the love that endures. Amen.

*HYMN 1 Holy, Holy, Holy   NICEA

*INVITATION TO CONFESSION

Now the righteousness of God
has become manifest in Christ Jesus—
for everyone, without distinction.
In full assurance of faith,
let us make our confession before God.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God,
the deep mystery of your being
remains forever beyond our comprehension.
But with our usual human arrogance,
we attempt to define exactly who and what you are,
using both familiar images and complex concepts,
in an effort to capture your ever-elusive reality.
Help us acknowledge our vain pretensions
and accept our creaturely limitations,
so that, empowered by your Spirit,
we might share more fully with others
the embodiment in Christ Jesus
of your redeeming love
for the whole of your Creation.
Amen

Silent confession.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

*ASSURANCE OF GRACE

Hear the Good News!
We have not received a spirit of slavery,
that we might fall back into fear.
God’s own Spirit bears witness with our spirits
that we are children of God,
reconciled to God in Christ Jesus.

Believe the Good News of the Gospel.
In Jesus Christ we are loved and befriended by God.

*PASSING OF THE PEACE

And since we have been reconciled to God, let us also be reconciled to one another.

The peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you.

The congregation is invited to exchange signs of peace.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Glory, Glory Hallelujah

Glory, glory, hallelujah
Since I laid my burden down
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Since I laid my burden down
I feel better, so much better…

Glory, glory, hallelujah…

SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 3:1-9

For the word of God in scripture, for the word of God among us, for the word of God within us — thanks be to God.

SERMON                 All I Have to Give…               Travis Chavis

*HYMN 774 There is Now a New Creation  STUTTGART

INVITATION TO THE OFFERING

OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures high and low.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise God in Jesus fully known:
Creator, Word, and Spirit one.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to God.
Let us give thanks to God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.

We thank you, O God,
for you are gracious.
You have created us in love,
and you have remembered us
when we were in trouble.
We thank you, O God,
for you come to us in Christ Jesus,
redeeming with your wondrous love
the whole of your Creation.
We thank you, O God,
for with your Spirit
you strengthen and encourage us,
leading us in ways of goodness and truth.

Silent meditation.

We give thanks to you in all things, O God, as we pray together saying:

Our Father-Mother, 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 sins, as we forgive the sins of others; 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 11 Source and Sovereign, Rock and Cloud  ABERSTWYTH

*DISMISSAL

POSTLUDE

*Please rise in body or in spirit.

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The Session of the Church:
Class of 2019: Mark Taylor, Brett Withers
Class of 2020: Alan Stephenson, Tom Eldridge
Class of 2021: Greg Gardner, Heidi Hall
Melinda Sanders, Moderator

We thank those who served in and prepared for worship today:

Travis Chavis, Preacher
Jeff Moles, Director of Music Ministries
Jude Romines, Liturgist
Octavia Battle and Jonathan Cain,Offering Takers

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