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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

April 23, 2023                                                                                  11am

Gathering in Community

*Gathering Music                                        They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
And we pray that our unity will one day be restored
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our Love.

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music

*Responsive Intent
One: Peace to you this day, as you come through open doors;
All: God’s peace to you.
One: Peace to you who hide behind locked doors;
All: God’s peace to you.
One: Peace to you who come with more doubt than faith;
All: God’s peace to you.
One: Peace to you who seek the path to life;
All: We come, trusting God’s goodness and grace.

*Hymn of Promise                                                         #433

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Leader: I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?
People: My help comes from God, who made heaven and earth.

Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kin-dom 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 kin-dom, and the power, and the glory, forever.



Hearing the Good News

A Reading from the Gospels                                        John 20:19-31

Anthem                               In the Garden

Sermon                   When Believing Is Seeing                 Rev. Dr. Cathy Cook



Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering      

Offertory                We Live by Faith and Not by Sight                      #256

Bringing of Our Gifts

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

Prayer of Dedication



Going Forth with Good News

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


*Closing Song                                               They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

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Celebrations in April

25 Bill S.
27 Caleb S.
28 Jim M.
28 Linda C.
28 Patricia R.




In Need of Prayers

– Rob S.
– Family of John B.
– Family of JoAnna’s neighbor Joe
– Brian K.
– Ann, Cathy’s mom; and Family of her mom’s uncle
– Cindy R.
– Bob’s Dad
– Martin V.
– Pat L.
– Helena’s dad
– Lincoln H.
– Ralf T.
– Antonio
– Sheila J.
– Revs. Jerry and Marion
– United Methodist churches
– Rwanda and Co. Mission
– Palestine/Israel
– Ukraine/Russia
– Nashville


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