Trinity Sunday (Year C)

Sentences, adapted from Psalm 8

The Lord is majestic and sovereign over all the earth!
The glory of God is above the heavens!
Out of the mouths of babes and infants
You have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
A secure and safe place to silence the enemy and avenger.
When we look to the heavens, the work of your fingers,
The moon and the stars that you have established;
What are human beings that you are mindful of us?
Yet you have made us a little lower than God,
And crowned us with glory and honor.
O Lord, our Sovereign God, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Call to Confession

The Lord has called each of us by name even before our beginnings;
Our Creator God has listened to our hearts and inspired within our minds a life renewed
For the sake of his son, Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit who is at work within us.
Come now, let us confess before God and with one another the sins that are before us.

Prayer of Confession

Holy and triune God,
You alone live in perfect relationship,
One God in three persons,
Mutual and loving,
Ever seeking reconciliation and unity.
You have called us to live in your completion, yet
We confess that our relationships are imperfect and
We are incomplete without you.
We are selfish and greedy.
We are anxious and resenting.
We feel the shame of our foolish behavior and brokenness.
We have allowed sin to drive us apart from one another 
And from you.
Forgive us and restore us,
Draw us close and bind us together in your mercy.
May we long for wholeness and peace,
May we strive toward gratitude and grace
In the saving name of your son, Jesus Christ,
By the working power of your Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Assurance of Pardon, from Romans 5:1-2

"Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God."

Affirmation of Faith, from the Apostles' 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 Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on 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 Ghost,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Sung Response: "Holy, Holy, Holy"

Hymns and Songs of Praise Suggestions

"O Lord, Our Lord, How Majestic Is Your Name (in All the Earth)"
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
"God, Our Help in Ages Past"

Written by Katherine Lee Baker