Worship Service: June 12, 2022

The Holy Trinity


“The Star-Spangled Banner”
Matthew Lawson, trombone

The Gathering

Confession and Forgiveness

Please stand as you are able. All may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at baptism, as the presiding minister begins.

P:  In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.

P:  Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C:  Amen.

P:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Please kneel or sit as you are able. Silence is kept for reflection.

P:  Most merciful God,

C:  we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

P:  In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.

Please stand as you are able.

Entrance Hymn #522 (green hymnal)

“Come, Thou Almighty King”

1  Come, thou almighty King,
help us thy name to sing;
help us to praise;
Father all-glorious,
o’er all victorious,
come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

2  Come, thou incarnate Word,
gird on thy mighty sword;
our prayer attend.
Come and thy people bless,
and give thy word success,
and let thy righteousness
on us descend.

3  Come, holy Comforter,
thy sacred witness bear
in this glad hour!
Thou, who almighty art,
now rule in ev’ry heart,
and ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.

4  To thee, great One in Three,
eternal praises be
hence evermore!
Thy sov’reign majesty
may we in glory see,
and to eternity
love and adore.


P:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C:  And also with you.


WOV Setting 4
(blue hymnal, p. 12)

P:  In peace, in peace let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  For the peace of the whole world, the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

C:  Lord, have mercy.

P:  Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

C:  Amen.

Hymn of Praise

WOV Setting 4
(blue hymnal, p. 14)

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia.

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.
Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, and honor and blessing and glory are his.
This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation:
Blessing and honor, glory and might to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb, the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

P:  Let us pray.
God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all truth by your Spirit, that we may proclaim all that Christ has revealed and rejoice in the glory he shares with us. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever.

C:  Amen.

The Word

Blessing of the Lector

P:  Let us pray.
God Almighty, we ask your blessing upon Carroll as he reads to us the scriptures. May the words of his mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.

C:  Amen.

Please be seated.

First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Does not wisdom call,
 and does not understanding raise her voice?
On the heights, beside the way,
 at the crossroads she takes her stand;
beside the gates in front of the town,
 at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
“To you, O people, I call,
 and my cry is to all that live.
22 The LORD created me at the beginning of his work,
 the first of his acts of long ago.
23 Ages ago I was set up,
 at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
 when there were no springs abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains had been shaped,
 before the hills, I was brought forth—
26 when he had not yet made earth and fields,
 or the world’s first bits of soil.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there,
 when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above,
 when he established the fountains of the deep,
29 when he assigned to the sea its limit,
 so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight,
 rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world
 and delighting in the human race.”

  The word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

Psalmody: Hymn #532 (green hymnal)

“How Great Thou Art” v. 1-2

1  O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed;

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,
how great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,
how great thou art! How great thou art!

2  When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; Refrain

Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

  The word of the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

Please stand as you are able.

Gospel Acclamation

WOV Setting 4
(blue hymnal, p. 17)

Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia.

Gospel: John 16:12-15

P:  The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 16th chapter.

C:  Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said, 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

P:  The Gospel of the Lord.

C:  Praise to you, O Christ.

Please be seated.

Children’s Sermon


Silence for reflection and meditation.

Hymn of the Day #535 (green hymnal)

“Holy God, We Praise Your Name”

1  Holy God, we praise your name;
Lord of all, we bow before you.
All on earth your scepter claim,
all in heav’n above adore you.
Infinite your vast domain,
everlasting is your reign.

2  Hark! The glad celestial hymn
angel choirs above are raising;
cherubim and seraphim,
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heav’ns with sweet accord:
“Holy, holy, holy Lord!”

3  Lo, the apostolic train
join your sacred name to hallow;
prophets swell the glad refrain,
and the white-robed martyrs follow;
and from morn to set of sun
through the church the song goes on.

4  Holy Father, holy Son,
Holy Spirit, three we name you,
though in essence only one;
undivided God we claim you
and, adoring, bend the knee
while we own the mystery.

Please stand as you are able.

The Athanasian Creed

Whoever wants to be saved
 should above all cling to the catholic faith.
Whoever does not guard it whole and inviolable
 will doubtless perish eternally.
Now this is the catholic faith:

We worship one God in trinity
 and the Trinity in unity,
 neither confusing the persons
 nor dividing the divine being.
For the Father is one person,
 the Son is another,
 and the Spirit is still another.
But the deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
 is one, equal in glory,
 coeternal in majesty.
What the Father is,
 the Son is,
 and so is the Holy Spirit.

Uncreated is the Father;
 uncreated is the Son;
 uncreated is the Spirit.
The Father is infinite;
 the Son is infinite;
 the Holy Spirit is infinite.
Eternal is the Father;
 eternal is the Son;
 eternal is the Spirit:
And yet there are not three eternal beings,
 but one who is eternal;
as there are not three uncreated and unlimited beings,
 but one who is uncreated and unlimited.
Almighty is the Father;
 almighty is the Son;
 almighty is the Spirit:
And yet there are not three almighty beings,
 but one who is almighty.

Thus the Father is God;
 the Son is God;
 the Holy Spirit is God:
And yet there are not three gods,
 but one God.
Thus the Father is Lord;
 the Son is Lord;
 the Holy Spirit is Lord:
And yet there are not three lords,
 but one Lord.
As Christian truth compels us to acknowledge
each distinct person as God and Lord,
 so catholic religion forbids us
 to say that there are three gods or lords.

The Father was neither made
 nor created nor begotten;
the Son was neither made nor created,
 but was alone begotten of the Father;
the Spirit was neither made nor created,
 but is proceeding from the Father and the Son.
Thus there is one Father, not three fathers;
 one Son, not three sons;
 one Holy Spirit, not three spirits.

And in this Trinity, no one is before or after,
 greater or less than the other;
but all three persons are in themselves, coeternal and coequal;
 and so we must worship the Trinity in unity
 and the one God in three persons.

Whoever wants to be saved should think thus about the Trinity.

It is necessary for eternal salvation that one also faithfully believe
 that our Lord Jesus became flesh.

For this is the true faith that we believe and confess:
 That our Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son,
 is both God and man.
He is God, begotten before all worlds
 from the being of the Father,
and he is man, born in the world
 from the being of his mother—
existing fully as God,
 and fully as man
 with a rational soul and a human body;
equal to the Father in divinity,
 subordinate to the Father in humanity.

Although he is God and man,
 he is not divided,
 but is one Christ.
He is united because God
 has taken humanity into himself;
 he does not transform deity into humanity.
He is completely one in the unity of his person,
 without confusing his natures.
For as the rational soul and body are one person,
 so the one Christ is God and man.

He suffered death for our salvation.
He descended into hell
 and rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
 and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

At his coming all people shall rise bodily
 to give an account of their own deeds.
Those who have done good will enter eternal life,
those who have done evil will enter eternal fire.

This is the catholic faith.
One cannot be saved
 without believing this firmly and faithfully.

Prayers of Intercession

A:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

After each petition:

A:  Lord, in your mercy,

C:  Hear our prayer.

After the last petition:

A:  Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C:  Amen.

The Peace

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C:  And also with you.

The ministers and congregation may greet one another with a gesture of peace.

Invitation to Offering


Offertory: Hymn #787 (blue hymnal)

“Glory to God, We Give You Thanks”

1  Glory to God, we give you thanks and praise;
Of heav’nly joy and earthly peace we sing.
We worship you, to you our hearts we raise,
Lord God, almighty Father, heav’nly King.

2  Lord Jesus Christ, the Father’s only Son,
You bore for us the load of this world’s sin.
O Lamb of God, your glorious vict’ry won,
Receive our prayer, grant us your peace within.

3  Alone, O Christ, you only are the Lord,
At God’s right hand in majesty most high;
Who, with the Spirit worshiped and adored;
With all the heav’nly host we glorify.

Offertory Prayer

A:  Let us pray.

C:  God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The Meal


P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

P:  Lift up your hearts.

C:  We lift them to the Lord.

P:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C:  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

P:  It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everliving God. You have revealed your glory as the glory also of your Son and of the Holy Spirit: three persons, equal in majesty, undivided in splendor, yet one Lord, one God, ever to be adored in your everlasting glory. And so, with the Church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


WOV Setting 4
(blue hymnal, p. 22)

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of pow’r and might:
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

P:  Blessed are you, O God of the universe. Your mercy is everlasting and your faithfulness endures from age to age.

  Praise to you for creating the heavens and the earth.
Praise to you for saving the earth from the waters of the flood.
Praise to you for bringing the Israelites safely through the sea.
Praise to you for leading your people through the wilderness
to the land of milk and honey.
Praise to you for the words and deeds of Jesus, your anointed one.
Praise to you for the death and resurrection of Christ.
Praise to you for your Spirit poured out on all nations.

  In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.

  Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.

  With this bread and cup we remember our Lord’s passover from death to life as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

C:  Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

P:  O God of resurrection and new life: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these gifts of bread and wine. Bless this feast. Grace our table with your presence.

C:  Come, Holy Spirit.

P:  Reveal yourself to us in the breaking of the bread. Raise us up as the body of Christ for the world. Breathe new life into us. Send us forth, burning with justice, peace, and love.

C:  Come, Holy Spirit.

P:  With your holy ones of all times and places, with the earth and all its creatures, with sun and moon and stars, we praise you, O God, blessed and holy Trinity, now and forever.

C:  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

P:  Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:

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 and ever. Amen.

Invitation to Communion

P:  The Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, invites you to the table that you might share in the life of God.

Please be seated.

Agnus Dei

WOV Setting 4
(blue hymnal, p. 25)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us, have mercy on us, have mercy.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us, have mercy on us, have mercy.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
grant us peace.


P:  The Body of Christ, broken for you.

  The Blood of Christ, shed for you.

All eat bread and drink wine or juice at their seat.

Communion Hymn #710 (blue hymnal)

“One Bread, One Body”

One bread, one body, one Lord of all;
one cup of blessing which we bless,
and we, though many throughout the earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.

1  Gentile or Jew, servant or free,
woman or man, no more. Refrain

2  Many the gifts, many the works,
one in the Lord of all. Refrain

3  Grain for the fields, scattered and grown,
gathered to one for all. Refrain

Table Blessing

P:  The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

C:  Amen.

Post-Communion Prayer

A:  Let us pray.
God of abundance, with this bread of life and cup of salvation you have united us with Christ, making us one with all your people. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C:  Amen.

The Sending

Announcements for God’s Mission in the World

Please stand as you are able.


P:  Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C:  Amen.

Closing Hymn #165 (green hymnal)

“Holy, Holy, Holy”

1  Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

2  Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert and art and evermore shalt be.

3  Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in pow’r, in love and purity.

4  Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


A:  Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.


“Old 100th”
Matthew Lawson, trombone

Worship Leaders

The Rev. Emily Beckering, Pastor
Kris Keith, Music Director **away
Kate Wollenburg, Organist **away
Melinda Boyd, Guest Organist
Addy Kruse, Hymn Leader
Matthew Lawson, Trombone Soloist
John Cathcart, Assisting Minister
Carroll Mayhugh, Reader

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 12: Holy Trinity

10:30 am Worship Service

Monday, June 13

7 pm Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 14

6:30 pm Venture Scouts

Thursday, June 16

10:30 am Bible study

Sunday, June 19: Second Sunday after Pentecost

11 am Annual Church Picnic (no livestream)

Monday, June 20

**Epistle articles deadline**

10 am Decorating for VBS
5 pm Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, June 21

5 pm Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, June 22

5 pm Vacation Bible School

Thursday, June 23

10:30 am Bible study
5 pm Vacation Bible School

Friday, June 24

5 pm Vacation Bible School

Saturday, June 25

8:15 pm Community Movie Night – Refreshments served
9 pm Community Movie Night (The Game Plan starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) – Movie begins

Copyright Notices

Come, Thou Almighty King: Setting © 1972 The Westminster Press.

How Great Thou Art: Text and music by Stuart K. Hine © 1949, 1953 The Stuart Hine Trust. USA print rights administered by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

Glory to God, We Give You Thanks: Text by Edwin LeGrice © 1991 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.; music by Walter Greatorex © Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

One Bread, One Body: Text and music © 1978 John B. Foley, SJ and OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Hymns/anthems: Music reprinted and streamed by permission under ONE LICENSE #A‐726103 and CCLI Licenses #21045423 and #21045416. All rights reserved.

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