Trinity Sunday

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
June 12, 2022

We Cannot Keep from Singing

 Order of Worship Service – February 6, 2022

Silent Meditation before the service: Grateful for God’s loving action, we cannot keep from singing.
Creating and seeking relationship, in awe and trust, we witness to Holy Mystery who is Wholly Love.
—From A Song of Faith: A Statement of Faith of The United Church of Canada

Candle Lighting & Call to Worship

Gathering and Praise

Trio: How Can I Keep from Singing? Quaker Tune; Words: Robert Lowry; Arr.: Bradley Ellingboe

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

Hymn: “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet” VU245

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: From the beginning of time, the universe has hummed with creative energy.
The rhythm of love pulses in our veins and echoes in our heartbeat.
With a breath, God began the whisper of life and it reverberates in our breathing.
We live and breathe and have our being in the One who called us into life.
And we raise our voices to this One with praise and gratitude.

Introit: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” (verse 1 only) VU 315
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, blessèd Trinity!

Opening Prayer & Confession
“We Praise You, O God” (verse 3 only) VU 218

With voices united our praises we offer
and gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise;
Our sins now confessing, we pray for your blessing,
to you, our great Redeemer, forever be praise!

Words of Grace

God accepts our thanksgiving and our confession.
God receives us as we are and loves us.
We are a forgiven, loved, and thankful people.

Response: “Halle, Halle, Halle”
Halle, halle, halle-lu-jah!
Halle, halle, halle-lu-jah!
Halle, halle, halle-lu-jah!
Hallelujah! Halle-lu-jah! (3 times through) VU 958

Hearing God’s Word

Prayer of Illumination: “Deep in Our Hearts” MV 154

Scripture Reading: Psalm 150 verses 1-6. (NRSV)
1 Chronicles 13:5–8 (NRSV)
Herein is Good News.
Praise be to God.

Reflection: Music of the Soul including the singing of the hymns:
“Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven” (verses 1, 2, 3) VU 240
“The Lord’s My Shepherd” VU 747
“Were You There?” (verses 1, 2, 3) VU 144

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Oh, sometimes it causes me
to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

  1. Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
    Were you there ….
  2. Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
    Were you there ….

Meditative Music: “Morning has Broken” Richard Proulx
“Shall We Gather at the River” (verses 1, 2) VU 710
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” VU 664
Duet: Verse 1
Congregation joins Verse 2

2. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

“I Am the Light of the World” (verses 1, 4) VU 87

Responding to God’s Word

Offering to God: Gifts of money, music, and selves
Prayer of Dedication
Sung Response: “Dance with the Spirit” MV 156

Dance with the Spirit early in the mornin’,
sing with the Spirit throughout the long day.
Work and hope for the new life abornin’,
listen to the Spirit to show you the way. (sing through twice)

Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

Response: “Lord, listen to your children praying” VU 400
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
send us love, send us power, send us grace!

“The Lord’s Prayer” (sung) VU 960
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 them
that 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. A-men.

Closing Hymn: “We Shall Go Out with Hope of Resurrection” VU 967

Commissioning and Benediction

Response: “Amen, amen, amen” (Danish) MV 115

Postlude: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” J.G. Walther

Trees Of Integrity
Next week – Trees Of Integrity

Land Acknowledgment:

We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.

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