Worship service – June 7, 2020 – “Go Tell Them”

In today’s worship service, we celebrate the three amazing ways God relates to us as Creator (Father), Redeemer (Son) and Sustainer in God’s presence as the Holy Spirit.

Follow the entire service in the video here, or go at your own pace with portions of the service provided below.


The Prelude sets the mood for the service.  Listen as Denise plays the “How Great Thou Art” from The United Methodist Hymnal, #77.

O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!

 

When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze;
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!

Welcome from from Pastor Patrick :  If you are participating on this Trinity Sunday, when we celebrate the three realities of how God relates to us as our Creator (Father), our Redeemer (Son) and our Sustainer in God’s presence as the Holy Spirit,

May the love of God, the grace of Christ, the friendship and peace of the Holy Spirit, be with you.

Here Christ welcomes all, and all are welcome.

Now let us affirm our faith as our virtual United Methodist Denominational Church choir sings “Credo”—
I promise, you are in for a spiritual blessing.

At Morgan Hill United Methodist Church, our vision, as a faith community, is to create an inclusive, reconciling and progressive spiritual community that welcomes all people based on the teaching of Jesus “to love one another.” (John 13:34-35)

Here, human diversity matters;
Here, open minds matter;
Here, prayerful hearts guided by Spirit and rooted in scripture, tradition, reason and human experience matter.
And here God does not discriminate.

The Call to Worship with Trish Catalano is based on Psalm 8, calling us to embrace who we are in relationship to God as the crowning splendor and hope of God’s creation.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are we, human beings, that you are mindful of us,
mortals that you care for us?
Yet you have made us a little lower than God,
and crowned us with your glory and honor.
You have given us trusteeship over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under our feet,
all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Amen.

Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park
Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park

Opening Prayer

You are one, O God, and you relate to us in three wonderful and beautiful ways as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. You are majesty and mystery. Make us ever in your image, make us, together one, makes us into a universal “we,” united in your love for one another, we pray, Amen.

Our Gospel reading from Matthew 28:16-20 (The Message) tells how Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives after his resurrection. There, in what is called the “Great Commission,” the Risen Christ gives authority to his disciples to go and make disciples of “all nations” and promises his ongoing presence with them always.

Our hymn is “They’ll Know We Are Christians,” from The Faith We Sing #2223, played by Denise Melroy.

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,
we are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,
and we pray that all unity may one day be restored:
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love;
yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

 

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,
we will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,
and together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land:
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love;
yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

Our offering is given to the mission and ministry of MHUMC.  Find out more, and see ways to give, on our Giving page.

I give to Morgan Hill United Methodist Church for two reasons:
First, here I share the experience of life’s pressures, which are sometimes too much to bear alone.
And second, and more importantly, I see the good which God’s people do when they work together.
And in this way, something’s got to give, not just in spite of the pressure of our lives, but because of the pull of the Holy Spirit on us, to respond to the needs of others.

Remember our gifts come from us, as the people of God, for the work of God, to the Glory of God in the world. Amen.

Special Music: “Song for Sienna,” by Brian Crain, played by Denise Melroy.

 

Coloring page: The Trinity
Coloring page: The Trinity

 

The Prayer of the People and the Lord’s Prayer include these words of comfort:
On this Trinity Sunday, we celebrate your relationship to us, as our Creator, our Redeeming Christ, and our Sustaining Spirit, and we pray that you would come to us and empower us with your Spirit that unites your people everywhere, people of every color and of every nation. May we be open today to the new creation you seek to bring about within and among us, through Jesus Christ our Lord;

And now, with the confidence of the children of God, let us pray in the way that Jesus taught us to pray saying: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespasses against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever, Amen.”

The message today from Pastor Patrick is “Go Tell Them.”
See it in the video recording above, at 27:00.

The Service of Holy Communion, led by Pastor Patrick, is included in the video during the Pastor’s message.  To participate in your home, please have your own bread and juice or wine at hand.

Benediction: 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. Go now to live in peace, Amen.

Closing Hymn:  “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve,”  The Faith We Sing #2241, played by Denise Melroy.

The Spirit sends us forth to serve; we go in Jesus’ name
to bring glad tidings to the poor, God’s favor to proclaim.

 


Credits and copyrights

  • “How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine. © CCLI License #2718708.
  • “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Peter Scholtes. © Public domain.
  • “Song for Sienna” by Brian Crain. © via MusicNotes.com, used by Permission.
  • “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve” words by Delores Dufner, OSB; USA folk melody. © OCP, used by permission.
  • Photos by Wanda Garrett.
  • All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.

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