Trinity Sunday 2018 — Order of Worship


Trinity Sunday over graphic of a group of people holding up their linked hands


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          


“Trinity Song”                                                                              CCLI# 7068847 AND
“Holy Holy Holy”                                                                         CCLI # 6527091

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.


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



Invitation to the Table                                                      UMH 8
Confession, Pardon, and Peace                                        UMH 8

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  

A Great Thanksgiving for Trinity Sunday

Music During Communion

“Maker in Whom We Live”                                      UMH 88                    
 “Children of the Heavenly Father”                         UMH 141


“There Is a Redeemer”                                             CCLI #11483
“Child of God”                                                          Available from Choristers Guild

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)