Trinity Sunday (Year B)

Sentences, adapted from Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor!
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty!
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness!
The voice of the Lord causes the earth to shake and in God's temple, all shall say "Glory!"
The Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to us, the people of God!
May the Lord bless the whole world with peace!

Call to Confession

The Spirit of the God has brought the fullness of the Lord to the world once again. What began in God and was accomplished in Jesus Christ is now stirred to glory in the Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord! For this reason, we come to God with pure hearts as we raise our anthem of confession.

Prayer of Confession

Merciful Lord, faithful Christ, and sending Spirit,
You have come to us during the night and when we least expect it.
You have made us whole time and again. 
We have failed to love you, know you, and bear witness to your grace.
Forgive us, God, and celebrate your presence in our hearts once more. 
Create for us works to do, people to love, and words to speak. 
Remind us of your holy ministry to the lost and lonely, barren and broken.
And join us together as one holy and apostolic church 
That we may truly acknowledge one baptism and 
Also look forward to resurrection and new life in the world to come. 
Amen.

Assurance of Pardon from John 3:16-17

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."

Affirmation of Faith, adapted from Belgic Confession article 8

We believe in one God, who is one single essence, in whom there are three persons, really, truly and eternally distinct according to their incommunicable properties—namely Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Father is the cause, origin, and source of all things, visible as well as invisible.
The Son is the Word, the Wisdom, and the image of the father.
The Holy Spirit is the eternal power and might, proceeding from the Father and the Son.

There is neither a first nor a last, for all three are one in truth and power, in goodness and mercy.

Prayer for Illumination

Be still and know that God is here. 
Be still and know that God is near.
Be still and know that God is here.

Hymns and Songs of Praise Suggestions

"I See the Lord"
"The Voice of the Lord Is Calling"
"In the Name of the Lord"
"Power of Your Love"

Written by Katherine Lee Baker