June 25, 2023 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Greetings & Announcements
PREPARING FOR WORSHIP
+Call to Worship:
LEADER: Beloved, let us worship God!
People: Let us give praise to God, the one who rides upon the clouds!
LEADER: Parent to orphans and Protector of widows,
People: God gives the desolate a home and leads the imprisoned into prosperity.
LEADER: As God led the Israelites through the wilderness and provided for them, we too find our dwelling in God’s goodness and provision.
People: The Rider in the heavens speaks throughout creation. We gather to listen and ascribe power to God!
LEADER: Awesome is God in the sanctuary of creation!
People: Blessed be God! AMEN
+Opening Prayer: (In Unison)
God who loves us and cares for us, grant us the peace of knowing that in all our stresses, hardships, and responsibilities, we are not alone. You are with us. Grow our trust in your care, that we might first turn not to ourselves but to you. Reorient our lives so that in difficult times we would move toward joy in the deep remembering of all you have done, are doing, and will do for us, your Easter people. Amen.
Sharing the Love of Christ
+Hymn 131 “We Gather Together”
PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE
Moment with Children & Youth Stacie Austin (Congregation will sing “Jesus Loves Me” as the children gather)
Pennies for Jesus (This goes to purchase items for the Organ Cave Blessing Box and Lending Library.)
Offering (Giving of Ourselves and Our Gifts to God)
+Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” (UMH 95)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures hear below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Praises and Prayer Concerns
+Hymn 133 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Prayer of Illumination: “O God of Grace and Glory, reveal to us the truth of Your Holy Word as we read, proclaim, and meditate upon what you are saying to us today, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!”
Scriptures Psalm 68:1-10 and 35; 1 Peter 5:6-11
The Message Cast All Your Cares on Him Pastor Sharon Howard
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
The Altar Call
(The Alter is always open. Please feel free at any time to come forward for prayer.)
+Closing Hymn #130 “God Will Take Care of You”
Benediction: As you depart from this house of worship please pass the peace for the love of Christ!!! (Fist bumps)
+Indicates standing for all who are physically able
Pianist- Barry Morgan; Power Point Operator- Randy Dolan; Liturgist -David Smith
Opportunities and Announcements
We again welcome Rev. Sharon Howard as our guest speaker today. It is always a pleasure to have her!! She is filling in for Pastor Joe as his grandson gets married in Pittsburg this weekend. Thank you, Sharon!
Everyone had a great time at the picnic last Sunday! The food and fellowship were wonderful! Thanks to everyone that helped in any way- cooking, set-up, clean-up, brought food to share, whatever you did to help – thank you.
Our joint VBS starts tomorrow through Thursday, June 26-29, from 6-8pm at Elizabeth Chapel. The theme for Vacation Bible School this year will be “Hay Day – Growing in Friendship with Jesus.” Help us spread the word and invite children.
Elizabeth Chapel’s Annual Ice Cream Supper is Saturday, July 15, 4pm. No set price, donations. Come early to make sure you get some of that famous, delicious fried chicken!
Our Trinity Singers will practice on Tuesday, July 11, at 6pm. If you love to sing, you are welcome to join us.
The next time that Trinity is to prepare the meal for Shepherd’s Center is July 26. If you would like to volunteer to help that day or prepare food to be dropped off, please call Terri Johnson at 304-646-1366.
Next Sunday will be Communion Sunday.
Attendance Last Week: 41 No Sunday School Last Week Giving Last Week: $447.00
Today 9:30am Sunday School
Monday 6-8pm VBS @ Elizabeth Chapel
Tuesday 6-8pm VBS @ Elizabeth Chapel
Wednesday 6-8pm VBS @ Elizabeth Chapel
Thursday 6-8pm VBS @ Elizabeth Chapel
Trinity’s Prayer List
Terry Steele Thomas Witt Kathy McMillion Billy Workman
Joan Brown Katie McNeely Marcy Carpenter Matthew Osborne
Rocky White Cindy Burns Vodenik Family of Jon Stout Family of Pearl Hilton
Family of Amy Pittsenbarger Family of Diane & Heather Sharp-Keys
Military: Charles Eary and 304th Military Police Unit (deployed to Middle East)
(**Please note that a name will stay on for 3 weeks so if there is someone that needs to remain on the list or someone to add please call the church office at 304-647-4504.)
Brookdale, Staunton: Carmen Buster
The Seasons Place: Becky Longanacre
Stonerise (The Brier): Rosalie Arbaugh
Greenbrier Healthcare Center (Greenbrier Manor): Henry Hanson, Peggy Mills
Allegheny Health & Rehab: Joanne Cohernour
Autumn Way-Rupert: Carol Creasman
Birthdays this coming week:
June 23 – Thorton Rodgers
June 24 – Madison Bowell
June 25 – Thomas Norman, Mike Judy
June 24 – Madison Boswell
June 25 – Thomas Norman, Mike Judy
June 26-Griffin Weikle, Hailey Elmore
June 27- Dale Kirk
June 30 – Kevin Bradley, Jason Carola, Patti Masters
Anniversaries this coming week:
June 27 – Ty & Melissa Donovan
June 28 – Ben & Melissa Routson
June 29 – John & Tammy Altizer