Sunday 22 May, 2016 – 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. 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.

  • Altar colour: White
  • 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
    GOSPEL John 16:12-15 The Spirit from God will bear witness to Jesus
  • Sermons:
    Lay-readers please note: the linked sermons have not been edited for general use. As part of your preparations, keep in mind that they have been written for specific people in a specific context, and for this reason the issues they address or the examples they use may not be entirely suitable for people in your congregation. If you feel this is the case, you may need to make minor adjustments or find another sermon
    Based on Romans readings: Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on gospel reading: Pr Roger Atze
    Based on Psalm 8:  edited for lay reading sermon – psalm 8 – year c – trinity
  • 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)
  • Orders of service:
    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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • 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
    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 usGospel: 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!
    436    Your words to me are life and healthOTHER 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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