When we go into the world to baptize and teach, but we neglect a whole person of the Trinity, we find a stunted, dangerous embodiment of our faith. By acknowledging, fully, all persons of the Trinity -- Creator, Christ, AND Spirit -- we encounter the fullness of God's unity and our participation in it as teachers, baptizers, and faithful witnesses to the abundance of God's love for all.
Bulletin – June 7, 2020
Call to Worship
Mighty Wind, who danced over the deep
and surveyed the shapeless void,
dance over us now
and ready us for your creative purpose.
Divine Word, who commanded unruly chaos
and called forth light and life,
call to us now
and open us to new expressions of grace.
Eternal Artist, who formed us in your likeness
and claimed us as kin,
Re-form and refine us
to be bearers of your blessing.
Holy Trinity—Creator, Christ, Spirit—
who gathered the primeval waters,
gather us in, then send us out,
our voices echoing creation’s song:
How majestic is your name in all the earth!
Prayer of Confession
you send us
to make disciples of all nations,
but we focus our energies inward
and shy away from sharing the good news in word and deed.
You charge us
to teach your commandments,
but we struggle to obey them
and neglect to model them for others.
You assure us of your abiding presence, but we doubt this promise
and disregard your Spirit,
denying the power you give us
to do your work.
Forgive us, Lord,
and renew us to be the church you created us to be.
Wash us with your grace
and commission us for service
in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.