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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

July 31, 2022                                                                                              11am

*Gathering Music                                                              Jesus Loves the Little Children

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent
One: The child who marvels at the lightning bugs and twinkling stars; who collects rocks and leaves; who asks the question “Why?” again and again.
All: Let us come today with the wonder of that child.
One: The child who giggles in church; who dances with happy feet and sings loudly; who makes winter snow angels and summer sand castles.
All: Let us worship today with the joy of that child.
One: The child who shares their peanut butter and jelly sandwich; who cries when the dog is sick; who holds our hand when we’re sad; who prays for everyone they know.
All: Let us love today with the heart of that child.

*Let’s Sing Together!                            I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy                   If You’re Happy and You Know It

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 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                                                     Hosea 11:1-11

Anthem                                                                       Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth

Sermon                     ”Coloring Outside the Lines”                            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

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


*Closing Song                                        “This Little Light of Mine”

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Celebrations in August

1 Dan & Kelli
2 Eugenia H.
4 Whit & Wendy
5 Kim B.
6 James F.



In Need of Prayers

– Dan – father of Cole L.
– Antonio
– Pat L.
– Cindy R.
– Rev. Alan M.
– Revs. Jerry and Marion
– Jacob
– Palestine/Israel
– Ukraine/Russia
– Buffalo
– Uvalde
– Highland Park


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