Trinity Sunday

May 22, 2016

*Those that are able are invited to stand


-Gathering into worship-


Welcome                                                                                           Gary Burdick, Lay Leader                                                                           


*Call to Worship

 One:              As we come together, let us settle into stillness...(silence)

            Slowly, ever slowly, we center our minds and our hearts…(silence)

            Let your care and your weariness fall away...(silence)

            Enter deeply into silence...

            We are one with the universe,

            We are one with the sun and the stars,

            We are one with the One who is Mystery, who created the heavens

            and the earth.

All:  O marvelous Mystery!  I am one with the One who is Mystery, the One who created me, and loves, me, and whose Spirit lives in me.                       


*Hymn                                                  “Christ is Risen                                                   #2115

in The Faith We Sing


*Opening Prayer

One:   Let us pray together:

All:  Grandfather, Great Spirit, You have always been, and before you nothing has been.  There is no one to pray to but you.  The star nations all over the heavens are yours, and yours are the grasses of the earth.  You are older than all need, older than all pain and prayer.  Grandfather, Great Spirit, fill us with light.  Give us strength to understand and eyes to see.  Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives to all that lives.  Help us, for without you we are nothing.  Amen. 


*Chorus                     “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place”                  #328

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

I can feel God's mighty power and God's grace.

I can hear the brush of angel's wings, I see glory on each face.

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

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-A Time for Prayer-


Hymn                           “God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens”                             #150


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

            Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.


-Reflecting on the word-

Children’s Sermon


Anthem                          “Forever Blessed Be Thy Name”                                         Choir

Scripture                                                                                                                             Psalm 8


Message                                                                                                          Pastor Bob Wilson


-Sharing our blessings-

Offering Our Gifts and Tithes



*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                 #95

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. 

Praise God all creatures here below. 

Praise God above the heavenly host. 

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


Offering Prayer

Holy God, you have poured out so much for us— the beauty of the world, the care of family and friends, meaningful labor, and the gift of the church. We give you thanks for these and many other gifts. Most especially, we thank you for pouring your love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Through these offerings, may your love spill over in glad abundance that brings relief, renewal, and hope to those in need. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.


-Taking the word to the world-


*Closing Song                  “Sent Forth By God’s Blessing”                                           #664




*Hymn                                   “The Spirit Sends Us Forth” (verse 1)                            #2241

in The Faith We Sing

             The Spirit sends us forth to serve; we go in Jesus’ name

to bring glad tidings to the poor, God’s favor to proclaim.




Our thanks today goes to Pastor Bob Wilson for filling in while Pastor Kelly is away.








Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith