A Feast with the Trinity

A Service for Trinity Sunday
A Service for Trinity Sunday Using The United Methodist Hymnal and The Faith We Sing

Suggested resources from The United Methodist Hymnal are indicated by UMH.
Resources from The United Methodist Book of Worship are indicated by UMBOW.
Resources from The Faith We Sing are indicated by TFWS.

Gathering Music (You are invited to sing the following as guided by the accompanist.)

"Glorify Thy Name" (TFWS 2016)
"Holy, Holy" (TFWS 2039)
"Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" (UMH 64/65)
"Father, I Adore You" (TFWS 2038)

Greeting (UMBOW no. 411)

Opening Act of Praise (TFWS 2033) "Glory to God"

Opening Prayer (Use no. 411 in UMBOW or no. 76 in UMH)

Prayer for Illumination UMH, page 6

First Reading Isaiah 6:1-8

The thrice Holy God calls Isaiah, asking, "Whom shall I send?" and Isaiah answers, "Here I am send me."
Response: This is the word of God. Thanks be to God.

Psalm Response UMH 761, Psalm 29
(Use the response provided or the first stanza of "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing," UMH 57)

Second Reading Romans 8:12-17

Paul asserts the necessity of being led by the Spirit and of having the inward witness: "All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. . . . and joint heirs with Christ."
Response: This is the word of God. Thanks be to God.

Hymn 2191 (TFWS) "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"

Gospel John 3:1-17

Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night, and Jesus tells him he must be born from above by the Spirit and that God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so whoever believes in him will have everlasting life.
Response: This is the word of God. Thanks be to God.


Response 2046 (TFWS) "Womb of Life" or Apostles or Nicene Creed

Concerns and Prayers


Offering (Here, if not previously noted, invite people to make an offering for "Peace with Justice" ministries.)

Holy Communion

Taking Bread and Cup
The Great Thanksgiving and Lord's Prayer
[The Great Thanksgiving prayer for this day is found in UMBOW 70-71.]

Consider using "Musical Setting A" in The United Methodist Hymnal, pages 17-18, or "Communion Setting" 2257a-d in The Faith We Sing.

Breaking the Bread

Prayer after Communion

Three in one God, ever faithful,
you have come to live in us anew through word and table.
Now by the power of the Holy Spirit,
send us out to love you and all creation
in holiness of heart and life,
through Christ. Amen.

Doxological Stanza (Tune: Nun Danket)

All praise and thanks to God, the Father now be given;
the Son, the Spirit too with them in highest heaven;
the one eternal God, whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was is now and shall be evermore.
(Martin Rinkart/Catherine Winkworth, adapted)

Blessing and Dismissal

  1. The opening medley for Trinity Sunday can be found in The Faith We Sing: Worship Planner Edition, Abingdon, 2000, page 141.
  2. The readings are from The Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 The Consultation on Common Texts. Used with permission.

Categories: Musical Services, Sundays After Pentecost