May 26 — Trinity Sunday

The first Sunday after Pentecost is Trinity Sunday, a celebration of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. On this Memorial Day weekend, we also take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country.


PRELUDE – Sanctuary

*CALL TO WORSHIP — Julie McAllister
One: We come here looking, all of us carrying our small lamps of hope.
People: We come here calling out; listening to one another; and
retelling the story of promise.

One: In this sanctuary, as we approach Living God, we are transformed into
the Body of Christ – breathing together in rhythm with the Holy Spirit.
People: Let us celebrate as a faith community, gathered in the love of
our God.

*HYMN — Spirit — worship booklet, pp. 82-83

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free,
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
and over the eons you called to each thing:
“Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.” Refrain

You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand,
and you goaded your people with a law and a land;
and when they were blinded with idols and lies,
then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes. Refrain

You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill,
then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;
and down in the city you called once again,
when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind. Refrain

You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes.
From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;
our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.
With bold new decisions your people arise. Refrain

Gracious God, we praise you for your goodness and mercy! Again and again, you bless us with astonishing compassion. Your presence among us is a holy gift.
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us this day. Renew us, we pray. Guide us to live with joyful abandon in pursuit of the abundant future which you envision for all. May your transformative power come alive among us and within us.
Loving God and Savior, we joyfully turn toward you with wonder and with deep gratitude as you continue leading all creation to fullness of life! In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

*PRAISE RESPONSE — Lord, Speak to Me — #535

Lord, speak to me, that I may speak In living echoes of Thy tone;
As Thou has sought, so let me seek Thy erring children lost and lone.

O teach me, Lord, that I may teach The precious things Thou dost Impart;
And wing my words, that they may reach The hidden depths of many a heart.

O fill me with Thy fullness, Lord, Until my very heart o’er flow;
In kindling thoughts and glowing word Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show.

O use me, Lord, use even me, Just as Thou wilt and when and where;Until Thy blessed face I see, Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share.

GOD’S WORD — Isaiah 6:1-8 — Julie McAllister

SPECIAL MUSIC — God So Loved the World

GOD’S WORD — John 3:1-17 — Pastor Dan

SERMON — Pastor Dan


*HYMN — Give to the Winds Your Fears — #458

Give to the winds your fears, Hope and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears; God shall lift up thy head.
Through waves and clouds and storms,He gently clears the way;
Wait for His time, so shall this night Soon end in joyous day.

Still heavy is your heart? Still sink your spirits down?
Cast off the weight, let fear depart, And every care be gone.
He everywhere has sway And all things serve His mind;
His every act pure blessing is, His path unsullied light.

Far, far above your thought His counsel shall appear,
When fully He the work hath wrought, That caused thy needless fear.
Leave to His sovereign will To choose and to command;
With wonder filled, you then shall own How wise, how strong His hand.


*POSTLUDE — Sweet, Sweet Spirit

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