Holy Trinity Sunday – 27 May – Matthew 28:16-20 ~ Make disciples of all nations!

Holy Trinity Sunday

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

Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your grace, by confession of faith, to acknowledge your glory – revealed as Father, Son and Spirit – and, in the power of your Majesty, to worship your Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Holy Holy Holy” – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir


Gospel Reading: Matthew 28:16-20 (NLT)

Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Prayers of Intercession:

Lord our God – Father ,Son, and Spirit: you made us and honor us with dignity and loving-kindness; hear our prayers –

+ That all who go out in your name may proclaim Christ’s love with power and conviction….
+ That all who are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit may grow in faith….
+ That all who confirm, or re-confirm, their faith may be guided by the Holy Spirit….
+ That all believers who suffer for their faith in Christ may have courage and perseverance….
+ That all who face year-end school exams may receive results reflecting their abilities….
+ That all who are sick may experience your comfort and healing power….
+ That all who have died in Christ may be welcomed into his endless Kingdom….

Lord our God, Creator of all that is, Redeemer of the world, Sanctifier of your people, hear our prayers, and grant us the mercy and grace in our times we need, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Hineini (Here Am I)” – Joshua Aaron


Blessing – Romans 8:14-17 (NLT)

All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

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

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