We offer in person worship and online worship.
 
Contemporary worship at 9 a.m. in Calvin Hall (the gym) with a more relaxed feel and a shorter service with music from our contemporary worship band.
Traditional worship at 11:15 a.m. in the sanctuary with a slightly more formal feel and traditional music from the organ, hand bells, piano, and choir.
Beginning May 29th we will begin our summer worship schedule: 10am single service in the sanctuary.
Limited livestream is available for those in the Trinity community with the link shared in the enews. A publicly available recorded video and podcast of worship is available on Wednesday each week.
 

May 22, 2022

Welcome to Worship!

May 22, 2022

9:00 a.m. Contemporary Order of Worship

(For the lyrics and scripture text, click or go to the end of the bulletin.) 

Opening Prayer

Reading  Psalm 67

Song  Down to the River to Pray (Alison Krauss) Contemporary Band

Welcome

Teacher Recognition

Children’s Message

*Children are invited to attend Godly Play after the Message.

Reading     John 14:23-29; Acts 16:9-15                                                             

Sermon    River of Mercy: Ministry in and With the World –  Rev. Judith Fulp-Eickstaedt                                                             

Invitation to Stewardship  www.trinityarlington.org/GIVE  Text to give:  (833) 940-3026

Song  I Could Sing of Your Love Forever  (Martin Smith) Contemporary Band

Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the People

Song   Love is the Water (Brother Sun)         Contemporary Band

Ordination and Installation of Elders

 (Click here for all of the words or scroll two pages. Prayer is below.)

Unison Prayer

Gracious God, by water and the Spirit, you claimed us as your own, cleansed us from sin, and gave us new life. You made us members of your body, the Church, calling us to be your servants in the world. Uphold them, and daily increase in them their gifts for ministry. Send them forth in the power of your Spirit to love and serve you with joy, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. May we show them joy and thanksgiving as we welcome them into the leadership of this church to share with us in the ministry of Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen.

 

Benediction 

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11:15 a.m. Traditional Order of Worship

(For the lyrics and scripture text, click or go to the end of the bulletin for the lyrics)

Prelude  Come, Thou Fount  (Arr. Joseph M. Martin)  Carol Feather Martin

Reading    Psalm 67 

Welcome  (Please pass the red friendship pad down your row and back)

Teacher Recognition

Prayer of Approach

Oh, God, unravel within us any urge to assert power over another. Awaken us to our connection – the vulnerability and wonder of being a creature on a planet, in a solar system, in this corner of the cosmos. Enliven within us a curiosity about the ways of gentleness and mutuality. Ancient God of Becoming, guide us towards Connecting Love this day and each day. Amen

Hymn #475 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Children’s Message

 *Children are invited to attend Godly Play after the Message.

Reading  John 14:23-29;     Acts 16:9-15                                         

Sermon    River of Mercy: Ministry in and With the World –   Rev. Judith Fulp-Eickstaedt

Anthem  Shall We Gather at the River  Traditional Early American, arr. Marsha Genensky

Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the People

Invitation to Stewardship  www.trinityarlington.org/GIVE Text to give:  (833) 940-3026

Offertory   Shall We Gather At the River   (Arr. Sam Batt Owens)    Carol Feather Martin

Prayer of Dedication

Spirit of God, alive in all of Creation, may our gifts of money and wise-action flow unfettered to where they are needed. May we dance open-heartedly with the ebb and flow of giving and receiving, for our thriving is intertwined. Amen.

Hymn #351All Who Come and Serve Your City

Ordination and Installation of Elders (Click here for all of the words or scroll two pages down.)

Unison Prayer

Gracious God, by water and the Spirit, you claimed us as your own, cleansed us from sin, and gave us new life. You made us members of your body, the Church, calling us to be your servants in the world. Uphold them, and daily increase in them their gifts for ministry. Send them forth in the power of your Spirit to love and serve you with joy, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. May we show them joy and thanksgiving as we welcome them into the leadership of this church to share with us in the ministry of Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen.

Benediction 

Postlude  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Setting by John Turner) Carol Feather Martin

 

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Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.

May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.

John 14:23-29

Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

”I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.

Acts 16:9-15

During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.” And she prevailed upon us.

I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever  (Martin Smith )

Verse 

Over the mountains and the sea 

Your river runs with love for me 

And I will open up my heart 

And let the Healer set me free. 

I’m happy to be in the truth 

And I will daily lift my hands 

For I will always sing 

Of when Your love came down, yeah. 

Chorus 

I could sing of Your love forever. (X2)

I could sing of Your love forever. 

I could sing of Your love forever. (repeat) 

Verse 

Over the mountains and the sea 

Your river runs with love for me 

And I will open up my heart 

And let the Healer set me free. 

I’m happy to be in the truth 

And I will daily lift my hands 

For I will always sing 

Of when Your love came down, yeah. 

I could sing of Your love forever. (x2)

I could sing of Your love forever. 

I could sing of Your love forever. (repeat) 

Bridge 

Oh I feel like dancing. 

It’s foolishness I know. 

But when the world has seen the light 

They will dance with joy like we’re dancing now, yeah. 

I could sing of Your love forever. 

I could sing of Your love forever. 

I could sing of Your love forever. 

I could sing of Your love forever. (repeat) 

 

Down to the River to Pray

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good old way

And who shall wear the starry crown.

Good Lord show me the way.

O sisters let’s go down.

Let’s go down, come on down.

O sisters let’s go down,

Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray

 Studying about that good old way

And who shall wear the robe and crown.

Good Lord show me the way.

O brothers let’s go down.

Let’s go down, come on down.

Come on brothers let’s go down,

Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray

 Studying about that good old way

 And who shall wear the robe and crown.

Good Lord show me the way.

O fathers let’s go down.

Let’s go down, come on down.

O fathers let’s go down,

Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray

 Studying about that good old way

And who shall wear the robe and crown.

Good Lord show me the way.

O mothers let’s go down.

Come on down.

Don’t you want to go down?

 Come on mothers let’s go down,

Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray

 Studying about that good old way

 And who shall wear the starry crown.

Good Lord show me the way.

O sinners let’s go down.

Let’s go down, come on down.

 O sinners let’s go down,

Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good old way

And who shall wear the robe and crown.

Good Lord show me the way.

 

Love is the Water 

You say your heart’s been turned to stone.

You say you want to be left alone.

You say life only makes you weep and moan.

Let me tell you something that you know in your bones.

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

Love is the power that won’t be stopped.

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

You say your soul is like a dry river bed.

You stopped waiting for the water long ago, you said.

You better pray all night for the rain instead.

Love comes like a tidal wave over your head.

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

Love is the power that won’t be stopped.

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

You say waiting for love takes too long,

Dulls the sharp mind and weakens the strong.

Well, you say you’re right by I know you’re wrong

‘Cause love can make a mountain come tumbling down.

Love is the water that wears down the rock

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

Love is the power that won’t be stopped.

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

The river washes over every woman and man,

Feet in the gravel and mud in your hands.

Nothing can stand against God’s command

Every bone that turns into a grain of sand.

Love is the water that wears down the rock. (x2)

Love is the water that wears down the rock.

Love is the power that won’t be stopped.

Love is the water that wears down the rock. X 2

 

Hymn # 351 All Who Love and Serve Your City

1 All who love and serve your city,
all who bear its daily stress,
all who cry for peace and justice,
all who curse and all who bless:

2 In your day of wealth and plenty,
wasted work and wasted play,
call to mind the word of Jesus,
“You must work while it is day.”

3 For all days are days of judgment,
and the Lord is waiting still,
drawing near a world that spurns him,
offering peace from Calvary’s hill.

4 Risen Lord, shall yet the city
be the city of despair?
Come today, our judge, our glory.
Be its name “The Lord is there!”

Hymn #475 Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
1 Come, thou Fount of every blessing;
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above;
praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of God’s unchanging love!

2 Here I raise my Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

3 O to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart; O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above.