Hybrid Worship
Trinity Sunday
June 12, 2022
Welcome to Worship. Whether you're joining us in person or online, you are welcome just as you are.
Spiritual Formation - 9:00 am
Adult Spiritual Formation
Everyone is invited to Adult Spiritual Formation at 9 o'clock, via Zoom or in person. Today we're screening Episode 1 of the documentary series Africa's Great Civilizations. We'll gather in Smith Hall for the film and discussion.
Worship - 10:15 am
Pre-Service Environment: We enjoy visiting with each other and connecting. Online participants are invited to open their camera feed and unmute to visit.


Singing Our Faith ~ “No Matter Who”

No matter who, no matter what
No matter where you are on the journey of life.
You’re welcome, welcome here in this place.
No matter who, no matter what
No matter where you are on the journey of life
Accepted, welcomed by God’s grace.

For we are family, meant to be; Purposed for eternity
Born in love, from above; God’s community

And in diversity, unity, Harmony for all to see
Justice and equality; God’s community.

Welcome and Announcements

One: Wisdom calls and understanding speaks.
Many: Majestic God, we recognize your voice.
One: Creation declares your glory and humanity marvels at
your care.
Many: Merciful God, we rejoice at your works.
One: Peace, endurance, character, and hope are gifts.
Many: Mysterious God, we receive your love in thanksgiving.

Singing Our Faith ~ "Draw the Circle Wide"
Draw the circle wide. Draw it wider still.
Let this be our song, no one stands alone, standing side by side – Draw the circle wide.

God the stillpoint of the circle, round whom all creation turns.
Nothing lost but held forever, in God’s gracious arms. Chorus

Let our hearts touch far horizons,
so encompass great and small.
Let our loving know no borders, faithful to God’s call! Chorus

Let the dreams we dream be larger
than we’ve ever dreamed before.
Let the dream of Christ be in us, open every door. Chorus

Opening Prayer
God our Potter, God who becomes clay, God who shapes us in the fire, we are made new in your presence. We come seeking your wisdom, crying out our concerns, needing your peace. Use this time to form us as community, connected through your breath, life, and hope that propels us as your body in the world. Amen.
This is our time to share our lives: 
celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, words of kindness and works of peace and justice. 

  • WISE for Mental Health - shared by Liz and Michael Curry

Celebration Song - "Circle of Friends," chorus only
Laugh (echo) Cry (echo) Live (echo), Die (echo)
Hello! (echo) Goodbye! (echo)
And God makes us a circle of friends.

Invitation to Give
One: Giver, Steward, and Guide, may these gifts we bring magnify beyond the boundaries of our community to create new possibilities in the world.
Many: Spirit experienced as generosity, abundance, and gift, bless our offerings of presence, ability, and resources as we participate as your co-creators.

Offering and Offertory
Dedication of Our Offerings
May the gifts we share today and throughout this week nudge us to dream your dreams.

God’s People are Cool (a video celebration)


Word About Life - Shared by Karen Richter
God of Life, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
But you did not make me a puppet,
do not control my sitting and rising,
You, in your goodness do not desire my thoughts
to be captive.

You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely.
You find pleasure in who I am, In you and in me, there is no disgust, shame or condemnation in your creation.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
This intimacy and security is hard to grasp.
Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
When I am living my best life, you are there;
When I struggle to find meaning or care, you are there.
If I take the wings of my wildest imagination
and settle at the farthest limits of what love and humanity can be, even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
If I say, “I will lie about who I am, even to myself, so you cannot find me” even my deceit cannot deceive you;
You see through all my masks as truth,
for all I am is truth to you.
For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
With her consent and when she willed my body to be carried in hers.
You were with her too, not using her, but with her.
In her choices you set your wisdom.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
My frame was nor hidden from you when I was being made
in mystery, intricately woven in the depths of earth and water and mother.
You, God, beheld the possibility of me.
In your book were written all the days that were possible for me, when none of them as yet existed.
And in Goodness you chose my mother
To choose when she wanted and was able
To bring a pregnancy to term. To bring possibility into reality.
To nurture mystery into child by her own body.
The stakes are so high in understanding your wisdom God!
How vast is the sum of knowledge that makes
and sustains life!
I try to count it—it is like unending sand on the shore of a vast ocean; I come to the end—I am still with you.
O that you would liberate womxn and children from the power hungry and those willing to kill for power
Those willing to kill by claiming the authority of your will
who would subjugate your precious creation and children
And strip away a womxn's autonomy and the discernment of life, Both hers and a child’s

I am made livid by the hypocrisy of those shouting “Pro-Life”
Lawmakers and supporters who in no way demonstrate living
relationships With those their policies impact most
They rise up against love of neighbor, care for the poor and
vulnerable, protection of creation and all that gives and sustains life for collective humanity
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my thoughts.
Show me what it is to affirm life and justice in the world,
and lead me in the way everlasting.


Words for Mission
One: May the God of Peace assure you. May the God of Life invigorate you. May the God of Wind direct you. Go, in peace and hope, to transform your community and the world to the glory of God. In each gust of wind, may we reach out to the Spirit who inspires.
All: In each flicker of flame, may we follow the Christ of light.
One: These are the times.
All: We are the people.
One: All of Creation is blessed.
All: May we love all and serve all.
One: May God be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: Amen.
All: Amen.

Send-Off Song