Worship resources for Trinity Sunday 2021

Each Sunday we post online worship resources for those to stay in touch and stay safe.

The links to the hymns can be accessed by clicking on “Click here” beside the hymn title. These take you to Youtube and we have no control over the adverts you see.

The prayers are taken from the Church of Scotland Weekly Worship.

There is a bonus track at the end of the worship to enjoy.

Scriptural sentence

May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works–
who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

Opening prayer

Approach to God/Call to worship

Leader: Be still, listen, can you hear it?

All: For what do we listen?

Leader: Be ready, prepared, can you hear the voice?

All: For whom do we listen?

Leader: Over the waters, breaking the cedars, shaking the wilderness, can you hear the voice of God?

All: The voice of the Lord is powerful and full of glory, we hear it and rejoice.

Leader: The Lord gives strength to you all!

All: May the Lord bless us; we worship the Lord!

Amen

The First Hymn:

God of Abraham praise Click here

Prayer of Reflective confession

Let us pray.

Loving God, this time, these moments are precious – set apart from all that we have to do in our lives,
A haven where we can seek together the grace you freely give, God the Father,
The peace of Jesus your Son,
And unity amongst each other, to draw near as brothers and sisters in Christ through the Holy Spirit.

God our Father, as You bring light into darkness
And hope to our world.
As Your son Jesus bring comforts to those suffering
And a full life for all.

As the Holy Spirit brings joy to our hearts
And everyday miracles of change in our world.
We come to worship You and to offer our praise.

As we look towards a life where we can live more openly as restrictions ease from the pandemic, we offer our gratitude for the strength You have given us to persevere through all the hardships of the past year, and praise You for the prospect of new beginnings.

We thank You, Lord God, that You have always come to Your people in the past, for Your presence and guidance through centuries of faithful worship and service in the churches of Scotland:
You have led generations through the wilderness that life can be,
When they have been lost, You have searched for them,
When they have been in deepest struggle and exile, You have brought them back home,
For Your love and commitment to all people which stays so close, we praise You, God.

Lord, for the times when we have ignored the path that You have laid for us, when we have rejected Your promises of change, forgiveness and hope, when we have spurned Your generous hospitality,
For the times when we have been too busy to do the right thing, in Your name, even though we know we should have,
For the times when we’ve made excuses rather than act,
Forgive us Lord.

We are but sometime sinners and ragged saints,
Help us to be renewed and refreshed once more, to rejoice again in You,
To live every day as a step forward,
Living our lives always in Your light,
And to spark that light to shine again in church and nation.
We offer You these prayers in the name of Jesus, our saviour who lived and died for us,

These and all our prayers we offer in Jesus’ name


And so we pray the prayer Jesus called us to pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever.

Amen

Bible Reading: John 3:1-21 (Film) Click Here

The Reflection: Click Here

Prayer of Thanksgiving

We thank You, God, that You come to us now in our lives as we look ahead once more,
In worship, You speak to us,
In our journey through life, You go with us,
When we look for a way, we can see it in Your son Jesus,
For Your love which calls us to follow, we praise You, God.

We give thanks, God, for the times when You will come to us in the future,
When our lives are troubled, You will be there for us,
Your promises will remain, You will hold us fast,
Your son Jesus will give us the strength, peace and comfort to go on,
For Your love which holds us forever, we praise You God


Amen.

The Second Hymn: Turn your eyes to Jesus Click here

Prayers of Intercession

Let us pray.

We are a world that is desperate for You, God.

When powers struggle for dominance,
and war, oppression and abuse result;
When groups of people oppose one another
because of ideology, religion or culture;
We need a God who is bigger than ourselves,
and our personal interests.

(Prayer may be offered for specific areas of conflict in the world.)

When people are disregarded and devalued
because of poverty, geography or disease;
When compassion and justice is withheld to some
because of sexuality, race or gender;
We need a Saviour who is more compassionate than we are
who includes even those we would exclude.

(Prayer may be offered for specific people and places of suffering in the world.)

When resources are mismanaged and abused,
and the world and its creatures are destroyed;
When motivation is scarce and creativity is in short supply
to address the challenges that we face;
We need a Spirit who is more powerful and more creative
than we could ever be.

(Prayer may be offered for specific challenges and issues that we struggle with in the world.)

Lord God, Loving Saviour, Empowering Spirit,
we offer You these prayers
because we need You so desperately.
Captivate us, call us and fill us,
that we may be carriers of Your eternal life
to this world that You love so dearly. Amen.


In Jesus’ name,

God, in Your mercy hear our prayer.

Amen

Closing Hymn: Name of all majesty Click Here

Closing Blessing

As we walk onward with God, Three in One,

May we be called once more to faith by our rock and redeemer, God the Father,

Sent again to meet the need of the world through our Lord and saviour, Jesus the Son,

And inspired anew by the gusting winds of our restless provoker, the Holy Spirit,

And the blessing of God Almighty,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit

be with you all,

now and always.

Amen

Bonus worship track Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission (1986) Click here (When you put the kettle on allow a different style into your life of worship)

Thank you for time in taking part by using these resources. If you have any messages you would like to share with us, please connect with us below.

Stay in touch and stay safe. This is why we provide the above.

Frosty morning outside the Church

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I am interested in oil painting and reading the history and impact of art. I'm sharing with you some of my explorations into art so others who were once interested in art in the earlier stages of life can rediscover how painting can be a source of relaxation and therapy. I live in Scotland. #alisterbullart

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