Holy Trinity Sunday, 22 May: Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 ~ one God forever and ever

Holy Trinity Sunday

On Trinity Sunday, we worship God who creates, redeems and sanctifies: three persons, one God.

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Prayer:

O God, your name is veiled in mystery, yet we dare to call you Father; your Son was begotten before all ages, yet is born among us in time; your Holy Spirit fills the whole creation, yet is poured forth now into our hearts. Because you have made us and loved us and called us by name, draw us more deeply into your divine life, that we may glorify you rightly through your Son, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Holy, Holy, Holy” – Audrey Assad


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A Reading from the Old Testament: Proverbs 8:22-31 (NLT)

“The Lord formed me from the beginning, before he created anything else.

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I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began. I was born before the oceans were created, before the springs bubbled forth their waters. Before the mountains were formed, before the hills, I was born—before he had made the earth and fields and the first handfuls of soil.

I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans. I was there when he set the clouds above, when he established springs deep in the earth. I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth’s foundations, I was the architect at his side. I was his constant delight, rejoicing always in his presence.

And how happy I was with the world he created; how I rejoiced with the human family!”
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A Reading from the Psalms: Psalm 8:4-9 (NLT)

What are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.

You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents.

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
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How Excellent Your Name (Psalm 8) – Rose Sirintip Hanpradit


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A Reading from the Letters: Romans 5:1-5 (NLT)

Faith Brings Joy

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
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A Reading from the Gospels: John 16:12-15 (NLT)

“There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.’
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Hymn: “Still” – Hillsong


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Intercessory Prayer:

Creator God:you honors humanity with love and respect, hear our prayers.

+ That missionaries may preach God’s love expressed in Christ with conviction…. Lord, hear us.
+ That all those baptised in the name of the Trinity may grow in faith and trust…. Lord, hear us.
+ That all those confirmed this year may be guided by the Holy Spirit…. Lord, hear us.
+ That Christians suffering for their faith may find courage and strength in your presence…. Lord, hear us.
+ That the lost and lonely may find direction in Christ and comfort in the Holy Sprit…. Lord, hear us.
+ That the sick and dying may experience your healing power and grace…. Lord, hear us.
+ That the Father, Son and Spirit may welcome all who have died to life without end…. Lord, hear us.

Lord our God, creator of all that is, redeemer of the world, sanctifier of your people, listen to our prayers, and give us the grace we need, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Hymn: “Doxology” – Phil Wickham

Benediction:

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. – 2 Corinthians 13:14

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen



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