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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

September 24, 2023                                                                                  11am

Gathering in Community

*Gathering Music                               This Is The Day                                   NCH #84

Greeting and Announcements                      Reverend Dr. Cathy Cook

Centering Music

*Responsive Intent                               (Psalms 9, 27, 23 and 46)
God is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
We gather here to seek assurance.
God is our light and our salvation; whom shall we fear? God is the stronghold of our lives; of whom shall we be afraid?
We gather here to hold onto hope.
Even though we walk through the darkest valleys, we fear no evil; for God is with us, comforting us.
We gather here to find peace.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore, we shall not fear.

*Hymn                        O God, Our Help In Ages Past                     NCH #25

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People                Yarabba Salami                    Anne Lipe
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. Amen.


Hearing the Good News

A Reading from Psalm 46                         NCH #652

A Reading from Mark 4:35-40

Anthem              I’ve Got Peace Like A River                NCH #478

Sermon           Afraid of Your Shadow              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 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                                     I Want Jesus to Go With Me                         NCH #490

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Celebrations in September

25 Kate B.
26 Rykah S.
27 Kent & Michelle A.
28 Courtney W.



In Need of Prayers

– Gayle – Theresa’s sister
– Bill Rummage
– Bob’s Mom
– 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 S.
– 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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