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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

June 12, 2022                            Holy Trinity Sunday                                         11am

*Gathering Music                      Spirit of Gentleness                                     NCH 286

Greeting and Announcements                                                                        Rev. Dr. Cathy Cook

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent (from Proverbs 8)                                                          Ashleigh Crosby
One: Wisdom calls to us, raising her voice on the heights, beside the way.
At the crossroads of our town she takes her stand;
ALL: At the entrance of our church she cries out to us and to all who live.
One: At the beginning, when there were no depths, before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills or earth or fields, Wisdom was brought forth.
ALL: She rejoiced in all creation. She delighted at our birth!
One: Now we welcome the Spirit through our doors, into our hearts to create with us, to comfort us, to inspire us.
ALL: Breathe Pentecost’s fire on us now, Holy One! Come, Spirit, come!

*Hymn                                 Come Now, Almighty God                                   NCH 275

Scripture Reading                          Psalm 8                                                       NCH 624

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations

Prayers of the People         A Litany of Intercession NCH 878
Leader: Gracious God, who loves all and forgets none, we bring you to our prayers for all your children.
For all whom we love, watch over, and care for;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For all prisoners and captives, and all who suffer from oppression, that you will manifest your mercy toward them, and make all hearts as merciful as your own;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For all who bear the cross of suffering, the sick in body or mind;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For all those who are troubled by the sin or suffering of those they love;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For all who are absorbed in their own grief, that they may be raised to share the sorrow of others, and know the saving grace of the cross;
People: Hear us, O God.                                                                                                                                                                      Leader: For all perplexed by deeper questions of life and overshadowed with doubt, that your light may guide them;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For all who are tried by temptation and weakness, that your mercy may be their strength;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For all who are lonely and sad in the midst of others’ joy, that they may know you as their friend and comforter;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For the infirm and aged and for all who are dying, that they may find their strength in you and light at evening time;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: For all forgotten by us, but dear to you;
People: Hear us, O God.
Leader: O compassionate God, hear our prayers, answer them according to your will, and make us channels of infinite grace; through Jesus Christ we pray.
All: Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kindom 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 kindom, and the power, and the glory, forever.


Hearing the Sacred Word

Scripture Reading                                                              Romans 5:1-5

Anthem                       God’s Eye Is on the Sparrow                             Bill Stanley, solo

Sermon                   Faster Than the Speed of Darkness                     Rev. Dr. Cathy Cook


Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts     

*Praise Response                                               Doxology
  Praise God from whom all blessings flow
  Praise God all creatures here below
  Praise God above your heavenly hosts
  Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost

Prayer of Dedication


Going Forth with Good News

*Hymn of Sending Forth                 My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less                   NCH 403

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



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Celebrations in June

12 Marenna A.
13 Mike S.



In Need of Prayers

– Antonio
– Pat L.
– Cindy
– Ken
– Rachel
– Neil and Jennifer
– Rev. Alan M.
– Revs. Jerry and Marion
– Jacob
– Alice
– Family of Barbara G.
– Palestine/Israel
– Ukraine/Russia
– Buffalo
– Uvalde

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