Order of Worship

TRINITY SUNDAY
A Service of Word
May 30, 2021
8:45 & 11:00 AM
Note: The Acts underlined will only be observed in the 11:00 AM Service.
 

The Chiming of the Worship Hour
The Prelude                             “America, the Beautiful”                       Arr. Raney
                                            with “Chopin Etude in E Major”  
The Welcome and Informal Moments                                                      
 
The Invocation
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the 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.
 
*The Hymn of Praise No. 64 (all verses)                             “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
 
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
 
Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
Perfect in power, in love and purity.
 
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
 
The Children’s Moments

The Call To Prayer
All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
We have received a spirit of adoption.
When we cry Abba Father,
It is that very Spirit, bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God(From Romans 8)
The Prayers of the People for Memorial Day
Leader: To you, O Lord
People: We lift up thankful hearts
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                      
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass 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 Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings                        
The Offertory                       “Battle Hymn of the Republic”              Arr. Hayes
                                                       Rachel Wood, soloist
*The Doxology    
 
*The Old Testament Lesson                                                              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[a] 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[b] 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!”
 
Reader:  This is the Word of God.
PEOPLE: THANKS BE TO GOD.
 
The Sermon                                                                 “The Angels’ Conversation”
 
*The Affirmation of Faith No. 881                                  The Apostle’s Creed          I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day He rose from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.                                       
                               
*The Hymn of Invitation No. 364 (vs. 1, 2)                       “Because He Lives”                                      
God sent his Son, they called him Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.
 
Refrain
Because he lives, I can face tomorrow; because he lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know he holds the future, and life is worth the living just because he lives.
 
How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
and feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance,
this child can face uncertain days because he lives.
Refrain
 
The Benediction                                       
The Postlude                      “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”                              UMH 
   

The flowers on the Altar are dedicated to the Glory of God
and given in loving memory of
Scott Allen Atkinson
by Lannie, Shannon, Hayden and Logan Wallace.  
 

 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK: 

  • We will continue to offer virtual worship on Sundays at 11AM on the radio and Facebook Live. You can also find the videos on You Tube.
  • Tithes & Offerings: Offering baskets are placed at the back of the Sanctuary or you can mail your offering to P.O. Box 293 or use the online service at www.easytithe.com to give online.  Thank you for your continued support.
  • Sunday Morning Worship: As a reminder from the latest guidelines, the CDC no longer requires masks for those who are fully vaccinated and still recommends that those who are not vaccinated wear masks. Beginning Sunday, May 23, masks are optional on Sunday mornings and will be available in both services for those who wish to wear them.
  • Please remember that there are a number of reasons people may still wish to mask or are not yet vaccinated, and let us be sensitive to those needs. Over the next few weeks, we will begin reopening some pews in the 11AM service. For those who still want more space for social distancing, remember that there is plenty of room to spread out in the 845 service.
  • We continue to encourage regular hand washing at the sanitizer stations.
  • Save the Date – Saturday, June 19th for Vacation Bible School! Join us Saturday, June 19 for a day of VBS!  Our theme this year is “Anchored – Deepening Faith in God!” We’ll be at the Harrell’s barn for some games, devotion times, food, and other fun activities. Children ages 3-6 are invited to join us from 9:00-12:00 and children 7-11 are invited to join us from 9:00-5:00 PM.  At 4:00 PM, we’ll end with a party! Register your child at www.fumcwestpoint-eventbrite.com. Deadline to sign up is June13.  
  • PLAYGROUND PROJECT – PHASE II – Be sure to check out the WALL OF MONEY fund-raiser! There are envelopes on the wall in the hall at the back of the Sanctuary and downstairs in the CDC.  Choose an envelope and donate the amount on the outside of the envelope. Instructions are inside. Please prayerfully consider a gift toward this project through a donation or by participating in one of the upcoming fund-raisers.  Thank you for your support!