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Words of Adoration

Praise the God of creation: 
who made us to be in relationship
Praise the Christ of love:
who calls us friends
Praise the Spirit of peace:
who enables us to live in unity.

Opening Prayer

God, who has made our world with its beauty and wonder, full of delights for us to explore, grant us wisdom to live gently on the earth, holding sacred the air and water, soil and sun. God, who has called human beings your children, made to share in the work of creation, grant us wisdom to live in harmony with one another, holding sacred your image in everyone. God, whose Spirit dwells within us, giving us power to live in your name, grant us wisdom to discern you, holding sacred the glory of love in the everyday. Amen.

Song of Praise
Creator, Companion, Comforter 
Tune: Morning Has Broken
Words by Craig Mitchell

God of Creation, Gentle life-giver
Present at birth and all through our days, 
Author of sunrise, song in the night sky,
Here in this place, we offer our praise.

Jesus, Companion, teacher and healer
friend of the grieving, suffering, the poor
Stand with your people, whisper among us
promise of mercy, goodness for all 

Spirit of Comfort, blow through Creation
stir up new life, breathe peace through our world
Healer of hearts, and hope for tomorrow
weave all our sorrows into new dawn

Here we give thanks for life in its fullness
blessings received your gifts to us all
Make us a people filled with compassion
selflessly giving, serving your world

Psalm 29
Common English Bible 

You, divine beings! Give to the Lord—  
    give to the Lord glory and power!  
Give to the Lord the glory due his name!  
    Bow down to the Lord in holy splendor!  

The Lord’s voice is over the waters;  
    the glorious God thunders;  
        the Lord is over the mighty waters.  
The Lord’s voice is strong;  
    the Lord’s voice is majestic.  
The Lord’s voice breaks cedar trees—  
    yes, the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.  
He makes Lebanon jump around like a young bull,  
    makes Sirion jump around like a young wild ox.  
The Lord’s voice unleashes fiery flames;  
     the Lord’s voice shakes the wilderness—  
        yes, the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.  
The Lord’s voice convulses the oaks,  
    strips the forests bare,  
        but in his temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”  
The Lord sits enthroned over the floodwaters;  
    the Lord sits enthroned—king forever!  

  Let the Lord give strength to his people!  
    Let the Lord bless his people with peace  

Song of Praise
All on Earth and All in Heaven
Words: Michael Morgan
Tune: EBENEZER

All on earth and all in heaven 
raise to God a song on high;
strength unmeasured, love unbounded,
God alone we glorify.
At God’s voice the clouds assemble,
thunder roars, and torrents fall;
earth shall quake before God’s presence,
mountains tremble at God’s call

Trees shall bow in awe and wonder,
bend their branches to the ground;
from God’s lips one word in anger
wreaks destruction all around
But the Word which sets in motion
such travails can make them cease;
that same voice which tumult beckons
in a gentler breath speaks peace.

Prayer for Others 

Choral Anthem
Prayer to the Trinity
Michael Bedford

Come, come, O God of heaven, 
Live within our hearts today;
Come, come O God of heaven,
Hear, O hear us as we pray.

Come, come, O gracious Savior,
Stay within out hearts today
Come, come O gracious Savior,
Hear, O hear us as we pray.

O, be near us, love and cheer us,
With your blessings from above;
Ever guide us, walk beside us
As we seek to share your love.

Come, come, O Holy Spirit,
shine within our hearts today;
Come, come, O Holy Spirit,
Hear, O hear us as we pray.

Isaiah 6:1-8
Common English Bible 

In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and exalted throne, the edges of his robe filling the temple. Winged creatures were stationed around him. Each had six wings: with two they veiled their faces, with two their feet, and with two they flew about.  They shouted to each other, saying:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of heavenly forces!  
All the earth is filled with God’s glory!”

The doorframe shook at the sound of their shouting, and the house was filled with smoke. I said, “Mourn for me; I’m ruined! I’m a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips. Yet I’ve seen the king, the Lord of heavenly forces!”

Then one of the winged creatures flew to me, holding a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs.  He touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips. Your guilt has departed, and your sin is removed.” Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying, “Whom should I send, and who will go for us?” I said, “I’m here; send me.”  

Reflection on the Scriptures
Dr. Jeffrey Vickery 

Prayer of Thanksgiving 
Thank you God for constant love.
Please help our church family grow deeper and deeper in your love.
Amen.

Song of Affirmation
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
Tune: NICAEA
Words: Carl P. Daw, Jr. based on Psalm 2 

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! Though the darkness hide thee.
Though the eye of sinfulness 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.

Blessing

May the eyes of the seeing Creator
watch over us and keep us and ours ever in gaze.
May the arms of the loving Savior
hold us close and surround each moment of our lives with his care.
May the wings of the living Spirit
shelter each of us and enfold all our days and our nights with God’s peace.
Amen. 

Closing Song
Blest Be the Tie
Words: John Fawcett   
Tune: DENNIS (Nägeli)

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love. 
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.

When we are called to part, it gives us inward pain; 
but we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again. 

This glorious hope revives our courage by the way; 
while each in expectation lives and waits to see the day.  

Acknowledgements

The Words of Adoration and the Blessing were written by Simon Taylor and the Opening Prayer by Jan Berry both found in Summer: Liturgical Resources for May, June, and July, ed. Ruth Burgess. Wild Goose Publications, the publishing arm of the Iona Community, ©2019.  Used by permission.  

The opening image entitled “Trinity” was taken by Martin Gommel on July 12, 2007. The photo is posted on flickr and can be found here.

Permission to print the words to the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-724755. All rights reserved. All writings have been used by permission from the posting sites or authors. 

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