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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

August 27, 2023                                                                                  11am

Gathering in Community

*Gathering Music                Clap Your Hands          Hanson and Amurakami    One license # 121277  

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music

*Responsive Intent
One: Welcome! It is good to have you here this day.
All: Thank you. We come seeking healing and peace for our spirits.
One: God is with us, giving that wondrous healing love to each one.
All: Blessed be God who watches over us.
One: Come, let us praise God with thankful hearts.
All: God, we come to you in gratitude for all you do for us. AMEN.

*Hymn of Mission                 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                       NCH 43

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 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          Matthew 16:13-20         The Inclusive Bible

Anthem                   Santo, Santo (Holy, Holy)                     Anonymous Argentinian

Sermon                            “Out of the Bag”                             Rev. J.Nathan King


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 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            Deep Within Our Hearts          Amy Liberator               One License #95381

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A714152




Celebrations in September

1 Michelle W.
2 Mary Barbara S.



In Need of Prayers

– The Family of Rev. Marion Rhyne
– The Family of Mary Setzer
– The Family of Mike Nguyen
– Family of Julie – Dan and Kelli H. SiL
– Bill Stanley
– Dominic – Helena’s nephew
– Joyce – Ashleigh’s Mawmaw; also Michelle’s Mawmaw
– Jessica C
– Jase
– Rob S.
– Brian K.
– Bob’s Dad
– George S. Kylee’s dad
– Martin V.
– Pat L.
– Andrea – Debbye’s daughter
– Kathy R.
– Helena’s dad
– Lincoln H.
– Ralf T.
– Antonio
– Rev. Jerry R.
– United Methodist churches
– Rwanda and Co. Mission
– Palestine/Israel
– Ukraine/Russia



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