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A caution regarding Prayers of the People online: Folks gathered in-person often recount a lot of detail in their prayers concerning other members or family (“Elderly Name, living alone, experiencing isolation…”). In a private, in-person gathering, this information may be safe, but online, it can expose vulnerable people to harm, since we can’t control who will join the gathering or access it later online. Please contact the Pastor directly by text or phone with prayer requests. Pastor Nathan will be prudent in offering prayers i.e. “For First name only, in need of healing”; “For First name only, comfort in grief” etc. Please contact the pastor directly with news of those needing extra pastoral care.


The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ

May 23, 2021                              Pentecost Sunday

10:58 a.m. Gathering Music

11:00 a.m. Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

Responsive Intent
Leader: Here we gather for song and scripture, seeking comfort and hope, seeking to be inspired as well as challenged.
People: Here we gather to retell the ancient tales and wonder how God’s story continues to unfold.
Leader: Today we tell the story of Pentecost, the story of the Holy Spirit rushing in like a wild wind and dancing like flames upon each of the disciples,
People: And we ask ourselves where we see the Holy Spirit present our world today.
Leader: Today we tell a story of the Holy Spirit igniting hope again.
We will hear Peter claim his identity, tell his story, and inspire others to see the Holy at work in the world.
People: And we will ask ourselves if we are ready to share our own stories.
Leader: Friends, welcome. Welcome to this place with all questions, doubts, wonders, and find here an invitation to experience something ancient and something new. May we be open to the Spirit. May we be open to learning and learning from one another. May we grow in faith, hope, and love.

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-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.



Hearing the Sacred Word


Sermon                                                     Rev. Nathan King
A Reading of




Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts

Praise Response                                      Doxology

Prayer of Dedication




Going Forth with Good News

Chiming of the Trinity                          (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)


Closing Song

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Birthdays in May

27 Tom & Wendy C.
28 Mikayla A.
29 August F.



– Tyler C.  Master’s in Public Health, Univ. Lynchburg
– McKenzie, Debbye K.’s grand child  graduating from HS and headed to Brigham Young
– Adrian R.  graduating HS


Prayer Concerns

– Rachel CM.
– Cindy R.
– Trish M.
– Zach L.
– Jerry & Marion R.
– Pat L.
– David M.
– Ron C.

– David M.
– Ron C.
– Family of Tom’s Aunt Dody
– Jim S.
– Mary Lou
– George S.
– Lisa G.



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