Order of Worship First Sunday After Pentecost/Trinity Sunday May 30, 2021 Organ Prelude
Call to Worship One: From the distant galaxies to the invisible atom,
from the highest of mountains to the depths of the sea,
you, O God, created it all. All: Thank you, Creator God. One: As a baby in a manger born,
a curious teenager,
a courageous prophet,
a wise teacher,
and faithful friend,
you, O God, have saved us all. All: Thank you, Redeeming God. One: For the inspiration of the scriptures,
the whisper of creativity,
and the empowerment of gifts, All: thank you, O Sustaining God. One: In your unity, diversity, divinity and mystery, All: we praise you, O Triune God. One: Come, let us worship.
you have led us to this place to be transformed by your love.
Let us open ourselves through the power of your Spirit that our hearts and our lives may be transformed into the image of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Storytelling A Mindfulness Exercise
Sharing of Scripture Isaiah 6:1–8
Message in Music
Message “Called, Cleaned and Committed” Rev. Laura McLeod
Prayer of Dedication
you model for us what it means to be a community in your self-giving and sacrificial nature.
As we bring our offerings before you, we pray that you would use them for your purposes that your glory would be shown in every area of our world.
A Time of Prayer
Preparation for Prayer
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer One: Out of the chaos at creation you brought order. When creatures had been formed, you ordained humanity as the caretakers of what you had made. We lift before you those places around our world where there are wildfires, famines, deforestation, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, intense heat, and rampant disease.
God of creation,
bring healing and restoration to your world.
May we be faithful in our task to care for our world.
Lord in your mercy, All:hear our prayer. One: You told us that we would see you in the faces of the poor and marginalized,
and so, we lift before you those who are struggling in our society and our church.
We pray for those who do not have enough to eat,
those who are without shelter,
and those struggling with an illness or who are facing death.
help us work with you to bring comfort, work for justice,
and provide for the needs of those around us.
Lord in your mercy, All: hear our prayer. One: You have called your church, all those of every color, nation, tribe, and race who have committed to following in the way of Christ and serving your Kin-dom.
We lift before you the churches facing challenges,
those who have become distracted from their mission, those who are facing internal divisions,
and those who are struggling to make ends meet.
Send upon all communities of faith, including ours,
a fresh flame of your Spirit so that we may proclaim your good news and embody your love in the world.
help us to be outposts of your realm,
a sign and example of your saving light to all those who wander in the wilderness.
Lord in your mercy, All: hear our prayer.
In Jesus’ name, we pray, using the words that he taught saying, Our Father…
As we leave this place where we have encountered God’s presence, let us go cleansed by God’s grace, empowered by God’s call, and committed to being God’s agents of grace and love; knowing that we do not work alone for we do it in Christ’s name and with power of God – Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Amen.
Sharing of Scripture Isaiah 6:1–8
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”
Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”