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Does Not Wisdom Call

Living the Spirit Life

Trinity Sunday, Year C

Every year on Trinity Sunday, a plea is made to the worship teams planning for this day that you avoid the inclination to try to explain the Trinity. The church has wrestled with the precise meaning of this theological concept from the very beginning. So, freed from the expectation of trying to make sense of the Trinity, worship can be engaged in experiencing the Trinity.

This worship series centers on “Living the Spirit Life.” It begins with Pentecost and runs through the end of June. Often, the summer months mean smaller crowds (are there even crowds?), smaller choirs, and fewer activities, as many of our members take time off for vacations. Still, we must plan for vibrant singing, even if a choir is absent. Summer is a great time to change things up and try new things! I encourage you, during this season of Ordinary Time, to think more extra-ordinarily! Challenge Sunday school classes to take a Sunday to be the choir or lead the singing in one form or fashion. If the choir is off for several weeks, then have a mini-choir rehearsal with the congregation at the start of the service, as they are the choir of the day! Have a contest and have different church members be the “Song Leader of the Day” much like “Principal of the Day” in school. Have fun thinking of different ways of encouraging your congregation to sing and participate. Above all, give them permission to be extraordinary!

Following are some suggested hymns and songs related to the scriptures. You may find it useful to pick on opening or closing hymn and use it each week, maybe varying the instrumentation or verses; or find a song that works well as service music or as a response to the message.

Abbreviations

  • UMH: United Methodist Hymnal
  • TFWS: The Faith We Sing
  • W&S: Worship and Song

Trinity Sunday – Does Not Wisdom Call

June 12, 2022 – John 16:12-15 & Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise UMH 103
  • How Great Thou Art UMH 77
  • For the Beauty of the Earth UMH 92
  • Come, Thou Almighty King UMH 61
  • Come, O Holy Spirit, Come TFWS 2124
  • God Is Speaking W&S 3025

In This Series...


Pentecost, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes Trinity Sunday, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes

Colors


  • White

In This Series...


Pentecost, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes Trinity Sunday, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year C - Lectionary Planning Notes