Trinity is worshiping in new ways.

We are adjusting the worship schedule due to the pandemic this fall. Please join us for worship in person or online.
September 19th  Fall schedule begins: 9am outside contemporary worship 11:15 a.m. inside traditional (recorded) worship
A few things you need to know for in person worship: 

Outside at 9am: Everyone will need a mask for singing and we are encouraging physical distancing. Masks are required on Trinity property if you are not vaccinated.  Please bring something to sit on. If there is inclement weather, we will move the 9am outside worship to inside the sanctuary  and update the website and email the change by 7:30am that Sunday. Inside worship will be limited to 75 people, masked, with space on the left side of the sanctuary for 3 ft physical distancing for those who prefer it.  If the sign up for outside worship is greater than 75 people, we will ask people to sign up for inside worship that morning. We anticipate  some people would prefer not to worship inside so there should be space for everyone.

Inside at 11:15am: Everyone will need a mask at all times. Inside worship will be limited to 75 people, masked, with space on the left side of the sanctuary for 3 ft physical distancing and every other pew open for those who prefer it.  We will have pews blocked off on the left side and also reminders in each pew for distancing.  We are limiting the number to 75 so there is more space for everyone.

At home: We are recording the inside worship and hope to have it available each week via the enews on Wednesdays or earlier on the website/Youtube channel, barring any technical glitches.

Childcare: Will be available at both services. While we are not requiring sign up for childcare, it is helpful for planning.  Sign up here.

Bulletins: please use your enews bulletin link, the website link, or the church app link for your bulletin. We will offer a few bulletins in large print for worshipers that are unable to access the digital bulletin.


Please see the Trinity Worship enews email on Sunday for the bulletin and prayer concerns.
Welcome to worship for September 19, 2021
For the Bible text and the hymnal page, please click on the underlined links or scroll to the end of the page.


Sanctuary Prelude     When I Can Read My Title Clear  (arr. Brad Nix)

Reading      James 3:13-4:3, 7-8


Reading      Mark 9:30-37

Sermon        Greatness Redefined   Rev. Judith Fulp-Eickstaedt

Moment for Mission       Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Joys and Concerns and Prayers of the People

Invitation to Stewardship        Text to give:  (833) 940-3026

Sanctuary Anthem       A Prayer for Humility (Mark Patterson)

Outside Song     Forever Reign (Jason Ingram | Reuben Morgan) 

Outside Song      Cornerstone  (Edward Mote | Eric Liljero | Jonas Myrin | Reuben Morgan | William Batchelder Bradbury)

Sanctuary Hymn #839     Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine

Sanctuary Hymn #702      Christ, Be Beside Me

Scripture Text and Lyrics
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8
Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.
Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Mark 9:30-37
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
Forever Reign
Jason Ingram | Reuben Morgan
Verse 1
You are good You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love You are love
On display for all to see
You are light You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope You are hope
You have covered all my sin
Verse 2
You are peace You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life You are life
In You death has lost its sting
(Oh) I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign
Verse 3
You are more You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here You are here
In Your presence I’m made whole
You are God You are God
Of all else I’m letting go
My heart will sing no other Name
Jesus Jesus
Edward Mote | Eric Liljero | Jonas Myrin | Reuben Morgan | William Batchelder Bradbury
Verse 1
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name
Christ alone cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love
Through the storm He is Lord
Lord of all
Verse 2
When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil
He is Lord Lord of all
Verse 3
When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before the throne
Hymn #839 Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine
1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine;
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
3. Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
Hymn #702 Christ, Be Beside Me
1 Christ be beside me;
Christ be before me;
Christ be behind me,
King of my heart.
Christ be within me;
Christ be below me;
Christ be above me,
never to part.
2 Christ on my right hand,
Christ on my left hand,
Christ all around me,
shield in the strife.
Christ in my sleeping,
Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising,
Light of my life.
3 Christ be in all hearts
thinking about me;
Christ be on all tongues
telling of me.
Christ be the vision
in eyes that see me;
in ears that hear me
Christ ever be.
A Prayer for Humility
Mark Patterson
Mighty God and gentle Lamb,
Lord of all creation,
how we long to know you,
how we strive to serve you,
help us now to love you even more.
Give us humble hearts to praise you
and list’ning ears to hear your voice,
willing hands to serve you,
thankful spirits to rejoice.
Lord of all, we adore you, and we bring this prayer before you:
Create in us humble hearts.
When our thoughts turn proud,
remind us of the grace you freely give.
when we lose our way, Lord, find us,
draw us close to you again.