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June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

We Come Together as God’s People

Prelude              Organ Hymn              Raymond Haan
For God alone my soul in silence waits – Psalm 62            (b. 1938)

Welcome             Rev. Christopher A. Henry

Call to Worship              Rev. Karen L. Lang

One:            Come to this time of worship, praising God with your whole spirit.

All:              We come, voices and hearts lifted up to the Lord.

One:            Come to this place of prayer, seeking God with your whole heart.

All:              We come, ready to hear God’s word.

One:            Come to this community of faith, loving God with your whole life.

All:              We come, eager to be transformed into the living Body of Christ.

Prayer of Adoration

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

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Holy God, forgive us.
          You commanded our ancestors to remember,
                    but we confess that we forget your faithfulness and neglect your call.
Lost in our own consuming worry, we forget to reach out with compassion and kindness.
Lost in our pride, we forget to acknowledge our brokenness.
Lost in our selfishness, we forget to tend to the needs of others.
Lost in our fear for the future, we forget your provision in the past.
Forgive us, God, for our failure to remember.
          Remind us again of who have have been,
                    and weave into us the story of who you call us to be.
In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Response of Praise             Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow           OLD HUNDREDTH

Passing of the Peace

Leader:            The peace of Christ be with you.

People:           And also with you.

We Experience God’s Word

Time with Children

Prayer for Illumination              Jordana Marcus

First Lesson            John 17:18-23

Anthem           How Can I Keep from Singing?            Cliff Brock
(b. 1982)

My life flows on, in endless song:
Above earth's lamentation,
I catch the sweet, tho' far off hymn
That hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I'm clinging;
Since Love is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul;
How can I keep from singing?
No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I'm clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing?
No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I'm clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

Second Lesson            Psalm 137:1-6

Sermon            Rev. Christopher A. Henry

“Listening in Lament”
"How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?"
(Psalm 137:4)

We Give Thanks to God

Sermon Response            O Day of Peace            Carl P. Daw, Jr.

O day of peace that dimly shines through all our hopes and prayers and dreams,
guide us to justice, truth, and love, delivered from our selfish schemes.
May swords of hate fall from our hands, our hearts from envy find release,
till by God's grace our warring world shall see Christ's promised reign of peace.

Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb, nor shall the fierce devour the small;
as beasts and cattle calmly graze, a little child shall lead them all.
Then enemies shall learn to love, all creatures find their true accord;
the hope of peace shall be fulfilled, for all the earth shall know the Lord.

—Words: Carl P. Daw, Jr. ©2003 GIA Publications. Reprinted under OneLicense #A-715008.

Affirmation of Faith           The Apostles' Creed          Rev. David A. Berry

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
          maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
          who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
          born of the Virgin Mary,
          suffered under Pontius Pilate,
          was crucified, dead, and buried;
          he descended into hell;
          the third day he rose again from the dead;
          he ascended into heaven,
          and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
          from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost;
          the holy catholic church;
          the communion of saints;
          the forgiveness of sins;
          the resurrection of the body;
          and the life everlasting. Amen.

Call to Generosity

Offertory             Alleluia (from Exultate Jubilate)             W.A. Mozart

Prayers of the People and 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.

We Go Forth to Serve

Closing Hymn #281            Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah           CWM RHONDDA

Charge and Benediction

Postlude            Alla Marcia           John Ireland