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June 4, 2023
Trinity sunday

We Come Together as God’s People

Prelude                   Praeludium in E Major              Vincent Lübeck
                                  Dr. John Allegar, organ                      (1654-1740)

Welcome                                                        Rev. Christopher A. Henry

Footsteps of Faith Commissioning                                        Tom Markey

Choral Call to Worship                     The Lord Reigns!                                         Dale Wood
                               Summer Choir; Dr. Michelle Louer, conductor                  (1934-2003)

The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty!
O let us come into his presence with song!

* Call to Worship                                          Rev. Madison M. VanVeelen

One:           Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

All:             Glory to God, the One who made us:

One:           Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

All:             Glory to God, the Three-in-One who redeemed us:

One:           Speaker, Word, and Breath.

All:             Glory to God, the blessed Trinity who sustains us still:

One:           Holy Lord beyond us, gentle Christ beside us, Spirit of life within us.

All:             Glory to God, who was, and is, and is to come.

One:           Let us worship the Lord with gladness!

* Prayer of Adoration

* Opening Hymn #138           Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!         NICAEA

Invitation to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Holy and Triune God,
In your steadfast love you have wonderfully made us.
Yet we neglect your wisdom and turn away from you.
We do not obey your commands:
      we fail to love our neighbors in public and in private;
      we struggle to worship you in spirit and in truth;
      we fall into rhythms of complacency and despair at work and at home.
The sinfulness within us and pressing in around us
      keeps us from rejoicing in your abundant grace
      or delighting in your magnificent world.
Restore and reorient us, O God.
Help us to be a people quick to celebrate and generous with mercy.
Help us to be a living church,
      charged by your great call
      and grateful to bear your good news.
Through Christ our Lord we pray.
(Silent Prayer)

Assurance of God’s Grace

* Response of Praise              Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow             LASST UNS ERFREUEN

* Passing the Peace of Christ

* Hymn #293               This Is My Father’s World                TERRA BEATA

We Experience God’s Word

The Word with Children

Prayer for Illumination                                          Marilyn Kuhn

First Scripture Lesson                  Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31                        (p. 579)

Second Scripture Lesson                       Matthew 28:8-10, 16-20            (p. 909)

Sermon                                                      Rev. Tyler D. Brinks

A Joyful Call
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19)

Moment of Silent Meditation

We Give Thanks to God

Sacrament of Holy Communion                                       Rev. Tyler D. Brinks and Rev. Christopher A. Henry

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

One:          The Lord be with you.

All:            And also with you.

One:          Lift up your hearts.

All:           We lift them to the Lord.

One:         Let us give thanks to the Lord.

All:           It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Sanctus               Holy, Holy, Holy (from Deutsche Messe)              Franz Schubert


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.

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People

Ushers will extend an invitation to receive communion by pew. Please come forward using the aisle to your right. If you prefer not to take communion by intinction, there is an Elder near the center with a tray of individually packaged elements. All bread at all stations is gluten free.

Communion Anthem                Hail, Sacred Feast!               Nick Strimple
                                                                                                          (b. 1946)

My God, and is Thy table spread, and does Thy cup with love o’erflow?
Thither be all Thy children led, and let them all Thy sweetness know.
Hail, sacred feast, which Jesus makes! Rich banquet of His Flesh and Blood!
Thrice happy he, who here partakes that sacred stream, that heav’nly food.
O let Thy table honored be, and furnished well with joyful guests,
And may each soul salvation see that here its sacred pledges tastes.

                     Text: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751

Prayer after the Meal

Invitation to Discipleship and Generosity

Offertory                     Ave Maria                        Vladimir Vavilov (1925-1973)
                            Caleb Crawford, alto                          attr. Guilo Caccini (1551-c1618)

Ave Maria.                    Hail, Mary

* Doxology                                                                             OLD HUNDREDTH

* Prayer of Dedication

We Go Forth to Serve

* Closing Hymn #429                 Lord, You Give the Great Commission                ABBOT’S LEIGH
                                                             (verses 1-4)

* Charge and Benediction

* Congregational Benediction                                                           ABBOT’S LEIGH

Lord, you bless with words assuring:
“I am with you to the end.”
Faith and hope and love restoring,
May we serve as you intend,

And, amid the cares that claim us,
Hold in mind eternity;
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

Postlude               Allegro con brio (from Sonata IV, op. 65)             Felix Mendelssohn