Life in the Trinity: Prologue to Post-Pentecost
Peace with Justice Sunday | Memorial Weekend (USA)
The service begins with an extended ringing of three bells at once.
Choir or ensemble process with worship leaders, preceded by acolytes carrying the cross, candles, and banners, all singing:
“Holy, Holy, Holy” (or “Santo! Santo! Santo!”) UMH 64 or 65
AH = The Africana Hymnal
BOW = United Methodist Book of Worship
CCLI = Christian Copyright Licensing International, SongSelect
TFWS = The Faith We Sing (2000)
UMH = United Methodist Hymnal
W&S = Worship & Song (2011)
SOZ = Songs of Zion
Prayer for Illumination — Adapted from John Wesley’s Sunday Service, 1784
Holy, Holy, Holy,
Merciful, Eternal, and Mighty,
by your grace you have shown us who you are,
One in Three, and Three in One.
We glorify you as Trinity,
even as we worship you in your Unity.
Open our hearts to receive your word to us today,
that not only in our worship
but in our lives
we may serve and reflect your Triune Love
all our days. Amen.
WORD AND RESPONSE
Reading Romans 8:12-17 (NRSV)
Sermon Life in the Trinity
Confession of Faith
The Nicene Creed UMH 880
Prayers of the People BOW 495
THANKSGIVING AND COMMUNION
The peace may be exchanged as the offering is collected.
Music during Peace/Offering
“Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” UMH 79
“Father, Spirit, Jesus” CCLI #4578901
The Great Thanksgiving BOW 70-71
Music During Communion
“Maker in Whom We Live” UMH 88
“Children of the Heavenly Father” UMH 141
Thanksgiving after Communion
Almighty God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
by which you nourish all your people
with eternal life
and make us one in Christ,
one with each other,
and one in ministry to all the world.
Send us now in unity
as living signs of the mystery of your Trinity
to live and work in your Shalom
for the Shalom of all. Amen.
“All Creatures of Our God and King” UMH 62
“Glory” (“Let there Be Peace”) CCLI #7071972
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with you and remain with you always.
Deacon (or Pastor, if no deacon is available):
Go in peace to love and serve our Triune God.
People: Thanks be to God!
Choral/Ensemble Postlude “Follow Me” (Miller/McFee)