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Trinity Sunday                                                                   May 22, 2016


* * * Entering Into God’s Presence * * *


 (Please refrain from conversation during the Prelude as we quietly prepare to worship God)


Welcome and Announcements                  (Please Sign and Pass Fellowship Pads)


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


* Call to Worship       adapted from Psalm 8      (responsively)

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!

You have set Your glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of babes and infants,

You have established strength because of Your foes,

to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

the moon and the stars, which You have set in place;

What is man that You are mindful of him,

and the son of man that You care for him?

All: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!



* Affirmation of Faith        The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  AMEN.                                           *universal


* Prayer of Invocation


* Hymn of Adoration      Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty       Red Book # 3


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God  

O God of time and eternity, You offer us hope and opportunity to rejoice in You. Yet far too often we let the worries of our life and the concerns of the day destroy this hope and bring despair. We find it far too easy to lose ourselves in our own problems, to feel sorry for ourselves rather than be thankful for the new life that you have given us in Christ. We neglect to share the Good News with others. Help us, O God, to find ourselves in Christ, to see Him in every circumstance. Sustained by His love, help us to live as though He really is our Hope and Saviour of the world. In Jesus' name we pray  (time of silent, personal confession)  AMEN


Assurance of Pardon     

Leader  . . . Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! 

ALL:           In Jesus Christ we are forgiven


* Responding with Praise                     Gloria Patri                    Blue Book # 579

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning; is now and ever shall be. World without end, Amen! Amen!


Time with Young Disciples


Prayers of the People and the Lords Prayer

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 this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.  AMEN.


* * * Responding to God’s Grace * * *


Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings


* Singing Our Praise and Gratitude        The Doxology             Blue Book # 592


* Prayer of Dedication  


* Hymn of Preparation             I Will Sing of the Mercies            Red Book  # 161


* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *


* GOSPEL  LESSON                       John 16:12-15                      pew Bible  pg. 902


NEW TESTAMENT LESSON           Romans 5:1-5                       pew Bible  pg. 942


MESSAGE TEXT                              Numbers 6:22-27                King James Version

22And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying :  23Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

24The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:

25The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

26The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.’


27And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.”


MESSAGE       A Special Blessing for the Children of God    Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Closing                       Blessed Assurance                  Red Book  #572


* Receiving the Blessing


* Choral Response                   Three-fold Amen                         Blue Book # 586


* Postlude                       


* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.

Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God by Steve and Faye Kimbrough

in recognition of National Police Week and the five members of their immediate family who serve or have served in Oklahoma law enforcement.


Birthdays & Anniversaries

Thursday:  Jacob Mizell


Today’s Participants

Liturgist:  Elder Don Killmer

Fellowship Hostess:  Mun Sparks

WHETHER you’re investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship. Please sign the blue attendance pad and join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and light refreshments following the worship service.


OUR DAILY BREAD (REGULAR PRINT EDITION) - Complimentary copies of Our Daily Bread for June, July, and August are located on the table in the Narthex. Many find this daily devotional aid helpful to their spiritual growth.

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