Sunday 16 June, 2019 – Holy Trinity, Year C

Here are the resources you need for this Sunday. Please feel free to choose what is suitable for your congregation’s needs.

Altar Colour: White

Orders of service

You will notice that the orders of service are available in different formats: choose the “pdf” format if you want something that is ready to print and photocopy, the “doc” or “rtf” format if you wish to change the formatting yourself or the “ppt” format if you use PowerPoint.
After Pentecost Sunday Word & Prayer ( pdf / doc / ppt )
Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt)
Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt)
Service without communion (pdf / doc / ppt)
Service orders with holy communion
Service with communion (page 6) (pdf / doc / ppt)
Alternative form A (page 58) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Sing the Feast (Chataway) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Simplified Spoken (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Service with Five Songs of Faith (pdf / rtf/ ppt)

Bible readings

First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Wisdom’s role in creation
Psalm: Psalm 8 *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5 The Christian experience of the Trinity
The Gospel: John 16:12-15 The Spirit from God will bear witness to Jesus

Printable, formatted readings
Notes on Readings

Sermons

Lay-readers please note: the following sermons have all been edited for lay-reading.

Sermon on Psalm 8:  edited for lay reading sermon – psalm 8 – year c – trinity
Sermon on Romans reading: Sermon_Holy Trinity_Yr C_Pr Heath Pukallus
Sermon on Gospel reading: Sermon_Holy Trinity_Yr C_Pr Roger Atze

Liturgy

Opening Sentences

Praise the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Praise and adore him forever.
Praise the Lord in the heights of heaven.
Praise and adore him forever.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.
Praise and adore him forever.
He was and is and is to come.
Praise and adore him forever.

OR
Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God the Almighty,
who was and is and is to come. 
(Rev 4:8 NRSV)

OR
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God of hosts.
All the earth is filled with his glory. 
(Isa 6:3)

OR
We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;
through him we have gained access to this grace in which we stand.
(Rom 5:1,2)

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following
Traditional
Almighty and eternal God,
since you have given us grace,
by the confession of the true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity,
and to worship the Unity
by the power of your divine majesty:
Keep us firm in this faith,
and defend us forever from all evil;
for you live and reign,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OR, modernised traditional
Almighty and eternal God,
you have given us faith
to affirm the glory of the eternal Trinity
and to worship you as One.
Keep us firm in this faith
and safe with you forever.
For you live and reign, one God,
now and forever.
Amen.

OR, new (revised alternative)
(Let us pray for faith in the Triune God. [silence])
Eternal God,
you have revealed yourself
as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
and you live in the perfect unity of love.
Give us a sure faith in you,
so that we share in your holy fellowship and life
as three Persons in one God,
now and forever.
Amen.

Children’s Address, Trinity Sunday, Year C

Prayer after the gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the Holy Spirit,
who reveals the truth about God.
May we give glory to you and the Father and the Spirit.
Amen.

You may choose to use the abbreviated form of the Athanasian Creed for Trinity Sunday. Two versions scripted for multiple speakers may be found here.

Offering Prayer

Loving Triune God,
teach us, your children,
to praise and glorify you with our lives
and all that we have,
by serving others.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Trinity C  OR  Prayer of the Church – Trinity C alt

Additional Prayer Points

Visit the LCA International Mission website to access their prayer points, which you may like to include in the Prayer of the Church, or in your bulletin.

Resources for services with Holy Communion

Preface
It is indeed right and good,
Lord God, holy Father,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord;
who with you and the Holy Spirit is one God, one Lord,
whom we confess as the only true God
and worship as the eternal Trinity,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And so, with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we adore and praise your glorious name:

Communion Invitation

Through Christ Jesus we have access to the Father by one Spirit.
(Thanks be to God.)
Come, everything is ready.

OR
The holy things of God
for the holy people of God.
(Thanks be to God.)
Come, everything is ready.

Prayer After Communion

The third prayer of the day (as listed above) may be used at this point. It may be modified as follows.

Eternal God,
you have revealed yourself to us today
in word and sacrament
as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
and you live in the perfect unity of love.
Give us a sure faith in you,
so that we share in your holy fellowship and life
as three Persons in one God,
now and forever.
Amen.

Seasonal Blessing

This seasonal blessing is used together with (ie before) the usual blessing in the order of service.
(May) God the holy Trinity,
who has created, redeemed, and sanctified you,
bring you to know and adore him as one God; . . .

Dismissal

Go in the peace of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Thanks be to God.

OR

In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Symbols

Any of the following symbols of the Trinity could be displayed: equilateral triangle; three interlocking circles or the triquetra (three equal interwoven arcs). Note that any of these could be enclosed in a circle, representing perfection and eternity.

A design could be made by combining a symbol of the Father (eg hand of blessing), the Son (eg a lamb or cross), and the Holy Spirit (eg dove).

You can access excellent examples of church art relevant to each season of the Church year on the Visual Arts website.

Trinity PPT Slides (Widescreen) General Use/Traditional / Modern
Trinity PPT Slides (Standard): General Use /Traditional/Modern

Simply download your preferred slides and copy the liturgy and songs into each slide.

NEW Sermon Art Ideas with Sources

Other visual art resources
There are some great sites which have good quality ppt slides and images which you may find helpful:

DRAMA

‘Mega Drama’

See a drama for the day in Mega Drama  resources (Openbook Publishers), originally included in these worship resources when they were released on disks.

Play scripts and scores for a range of skits may be downloaded at a small cost from Our Saviour Lutheran Church Aberfoyle Park. There are a number of websites where you can source good quality short films for use in worship service, including: The Skit Guys

MUSIC AND SONG

Song/Hymn suggestions: * = Modernised version available (please click here to go to the Modernised hymns page) ;G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH

This Week’s Top 4

There are many great songs and hymns to choose from each week. This list has been compiled by Mark Simpfendorfer from the Commission on Worship’s Music and Song team. Please make sure you check the copyright on any songs you use.

LHS 141 I sing the almighty power of God
AT 40 Holy Holy
LHS 397 Lead us heavenly father lead us
AT 301 Prayer of peace

First reading  Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31
LHS

589    I sing the almighty power of God
779    My Lord of light who made the worlds G8
812    The Lord in wisdom made the earth G8

AT

333    You are our God

TIS

119    I sing the almighty power of God
143    Immortal, invisible, God only wise
166    Sing a new song, sing a new song
167    How deep the riches of our God
415    Praise the Spirit in creation (vv 1,6)

Second reading: Romans 5:1-5
LHS

118    O Holy Ghost, to Thee we all pray (vv 3,4)* G3
121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord (vv 1,3)* G4
127    Come, Holy Spirit, come (vv 2,3,4)* G4
128    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God (vv 2,5,6)* G5
138    The Lord my God be praised G8
141    Father of heaven, whose love profound G5
321    Faith is a living power from heaven* G5
337    God from all eternity* (tune 276) G5
349    Jesus, I my cross have taken G3
397    Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us G4
411    If God be my defender* G3
441    With joyful hearts your praises bring* G3
852    God loved the world so that he gave G5
880    How shall I call you? GS

AT

40    Holy, holy
43    How shall I call you ?
349    There is a redeemer
359    Holy Spirit, living water
398    A child of God
448    Loving Spirit

TIS

118    We give immortal praise
131    Father of heaven, whose love profound
154    Great is your faithfulness, O God my Father
399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
401    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God
425    Come, Spirit blest, our hearts inspire
580    Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

Gospel: John 16:12-15
LHS

116    Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove* G8
117    Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
118    O Holy Ghost, to Thee we all pray (vv 1,2)* G3
121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord (v 2)* G4
125    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove G5
127    Come, Holy Spirit, come (vv 1,6)* G4
128    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God (esp v 4)* G5
296    My Maker, be Thou nigh* G5
785    In Adam we have all been one G5
822    God has spoken by his prophets G6

AT

251    God sends us his Spirit

TIS

158    God has spoken by his prophets
396    Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire
399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord (v 2)
401    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God (esp v 4)
402    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove
408    O breath of God, breathe on us now
412    God sends us his Spirit
413    Holy Spirit, come confirm us
422    Come, Holy Spirit, come!
430    Your words to me are life and health

OTHER HYMNS FROM THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL WITH SUPPLEMENT
Any hymns from the Trinity sections of the Lutheran Hymnal (135-142) or Supplement (776-779) are suitable for this day. The following may also be considered suitable:

116    Come Holy Spirit, heavenly dove *(esp verse 5)
197    Lord, keep us steadfast in thy word*
532    O Trinity, most blessed light (esp suitable for an evening service)
897    Kyrie, God, Father in heaven above (not easy for a congregation, but worth the choir giving it a go)

* modernised version available

OTHER SONGS FROM THE ‘ALL TOGETHER’ BOOKS

40    Holy, holy
41    Father, we adore you
42    Now unto the King eternal
43    How shall I call you
90    Father, bless us
115    Father in heaven
118    The baptism song
120    One God
155    We believe
158    Come, sing our praises loud
168    Hear our prayer
250    Glorify your name
271    For the bread
301    Prayer of peace
362    I believe, I do
557    We praise God

PSALM 8
The following paraphrase, by David Schütz, is sung to the tune Portland, LHS 374. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
your glorious name is ever praised.
Even on lips of infant babes
your song is raised.

When I look at the sun and moon,
the stars and all in heav’n above,
how is it that we humans know
your saving love?

How can it be that you should care
for us poor creatures of the dust?
Yet you have made us like yourself
and honoured us.

Over all creatures great and small
you let us share your power to reign.
O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
we praise your name.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 8 p11 , Psalm 8 p12

OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR CHURCH MUSIC
While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.
Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site.
Together to Celebrate: lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
Singing from the Lectionary: has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.
Song Select: you can search for more contemporary songs by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music.
Hymns Without Words: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes.
Song and Hymn Index. Contains all the indexes of the LHS and AT books in one Excel file. Download the file (zip file) here.
Metrical Psalms
by Dale Schoening : Psalms set to well known hymn tunes.

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