Bulletin: Trinity Sunday – June 11, 2017
“…Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you.
Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” Matthew 28:19, 20 CEB
PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS “Amazing Grace” Shannon, Andelina, & Katie Jackson
WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION
*CONGREGATIONAL SUNG OPENING: “Sanctuary” (sing 2X) No. 2164
“Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.”
*CALL TO WORSHIP: “Psalm 8” No. 743
*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
L: The peace of Christ be with you. P: And also with you.
OPENING HYMN: “Morning Has Broken” No. 145
PRAYER: (prayed by all)
Holy One, you have called us to become vessels of your love – living examples of your peace in this harsh and fearful world. We hear your call to share the good news of Christ’s love: in deed and truth, in acts of justice and righteousness, and in words of mercy and compassion. For this we were created. For this we are called to serve.
May our lives shine the light of love – the light of that first moment of creation, the light of servant love. Go with us; live through us; and stay with us, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON: Genesis 1:1-5, 24-2:4 and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
RECEIVING OF NEW MEMBERS: No. 33-39
**We welcome Erik and Julie Peterson and their daughters Michaela and Ellie
A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
SUNG DISMISSAL FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL: “Awesome God” Sing 2X FWS, No. 2040
“Our God is an awesome God; he reigns from heaven above with wisdom, power and love. Our God is an awesome God.”
SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 28:16-20
SPECIAL MUSIC “The Holy City” Shannon Jackson
MESSAGE: “Lord, Our Lord, How Majestic Is Your Name!” Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Reflections & Challenge Questions: God wants a relationship with us. Through the Trinity we see a glimpse of God’s majesty and love and God reaching out to us. How have you experienced God reaching out to you? In what ways do you reflect God the Creator? God, the Savior? God who is ever present? Are you a reflection of God and in what ways is God prompting you to show others Christ within you?
SUNG RESPONSE: “Spirit of the Living God” Sing 2X No. 393
GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS
OFFERING PRAYER: (prayed by all): Creator God, what indescribable joy and delight we see in the works of your hands! We rejoice and celebrate your creation, your saving love, and your presence as we freely return to you what you have so selflessly given to us. In worship and praise, Amen.
OFFERTORY: “Arm, Arm Ye Brave” Shannon Jackson
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE: “Doxology” No. 94
NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CLOSING HYMN: “Christ Beside Me” FWS, No. 2166
*BENEDICTION: May the grace of Christ keep you in harmony with one another. May the love of God keep you in peace. May the presence of the Lord surround you with the communion of the Holy Spirit. From before the beginning of all things, to the farthest reaches beyond the end of time the Lord is with you always. Amen!
*CONGREGATION SUNG BENEDICTION “Go Now in Peace” Sing 2X No. 665
“Go now in peace, go now in peace, may the love of God surround you everywhere, everywhere, you may go.”
*Indicates standing as you are able.
~We welcome all visitors to the morning worship. We are blessed to have you with us.
~The altar flowers are given in honor of Amelia and Benjamin Kennedy by Jan Danhart
**The Petersen Family, Erik, Julie, Michaela, and Ellen transfer their membership from Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church. We welcome them!
Fellowship Hour is hosted by Becky Lidgerding, Dee-Ann Dixon, Cheri Perks, and Leslie Simpson
THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:
Pastor: Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Music Director: Nancy Cleaver Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin
Acolyte: Lily Goff Reader: Kathy Blue
Nursery: Sarah Raines
FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal
Worship resources come from “The Abingdon Worship Annual 2014” ed. by M. Scrifes and B. Beu.