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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH                                               SUMMERSIDE, PEI

3rd after Epiphany                          January 30, 2022

All The People                         Ministers

Rev. Rachel Campbell M.Div.,M.A.                                   Clergy       

Rev. Bob Lockhart B.A., B.D., M.A.(Ed). Th.M.              Minister of Visitation

Rev. David H. Hamilton                                                                “Minister Emeritus”                                                       

Louise Elder                                                                                            Director of Music                                                                                                                     

Church Office; Wendy Murray                                                   902- 436-3155

Church Email                                                                                admin@trinitysummerside.ca

Website                                                      www.trinitysummerside.ca                                    

APPROACHING GOD

Our Worship Service is Livestreamed

We acknowledge that the land upon which we gather is unceded Mi’kmaq territory. Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) is covered by the historic Treaties of Peace and Friendship. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Mi’kmaq People who have occupied this Island for over 12,000 years; past, present and future.

Part 3 of Sermon Series – “Thriving: Not Just Surviving”

Our Sermon Service is inspired by the book,

“Turning Ourselves Inside Out:  Thriving Christian Communities”

by Russel Daye & Robert C. Fennel

MUSICAL PRELUDE: “Psalm of Glory” by Dorothy Wells

©️MCMLXXXII Lorenz Publishing Co., All rights reserved.  Podcast and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP: “Minuet” by Jacques-Christophe Naudot (c. 1690-1762) Ed. and arr. by Alan Ridout © Copyright 1991 Kevin Mayhew Ltd. All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

WELCOME & LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

INTROIT: #18 MV “Lord, Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary”

Words and music: John W. Thompson and Randy Scruggs Words and music copyright © 1982 by Whole Armour & Full Armor Publishing Companies. Administered for the World by The Kruger Organisation. All rights reserved. Reprint and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839. All rights reserved.

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary

Pure and holy tried and true

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living

Sanctuary for you.

 

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary

Pure and holy tried and true

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living

Sanctuary for you.

CALL TO WORSHIP: (Written by Rev. Rachel Campbell)

One:  We have heard your call

All:    We are not alone

One:  We have heard your call

All:   We come prepared to learn

One:  We have heard your call

All:   We are ready for transformation

One:  We have heard your call

All:   We are ready to say YES.  Amen.

HYMN:  #333 VU “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” Public Domain

Love divine, all loves excelling,

joy of heav’n, to earth come down,

fix in us thy humble dwelling,

all thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesus, thou art all compassion,

pure, unbounded love thou art.

Visit us with thy salvation;

enter every trembling heart.

 

Come, Almighty, to deliver,

let us all thy grace receive.

Suddenly return, and never,

nevermore thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

serve thee as thy hosts above,

pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

glory in thy perfect love.

 

Finish, then, thy new creation;

Pure and spotless let us be.

Let us see thy great salvation

perfectly restored in thee.

Changed from glory into glory,

till in heaven we take our place,

till we cast our crowns before thee,

lost in wonder, love and praise.

GATHERING PRAYER: by Rev. Rachel Campbell

Loving God, give us the courage to be in a place of gratitude.  To be in this place of worship and come with a gratefulness.  Help us to embody the love that you show and have for each of us.  We are ready to be in relationship and engage in acts of honest friendship.  Open our minds to the act of hospitality that births authentic welcome. In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER: Spoken together

A TIME FOR ALL AGES

CHILDREN’S HYMN: #183 MV “I’m Gonna Shout, Shout”

Words and music: Bruce Harding, 1988. Words and music copyright © 1998 by Bruce Harding.  www.evensong.ca All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved

I’m gonna shout, shout,

shout out my love for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna shout, shout,

shout out my love for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

 

I’m gonna raise, raise,

raise up my hands for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna raise, raise,

raise up my hands for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

 

I’m gonna dance, dance,

dance all around for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna dance, dance,

dance all around for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

 

I’m gonna sing, sing,

sing out my love for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna sing, sing,

sing out my love for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 13 NRSV Rev. Bob Lockhart

HYMN: #372 VU “Though I May Speak”

Words:  Hal H. Hopson 1972 Music:  trad. English melody, adapt.  Hal H. Hopson 1972 Words and arrangement © 1972 Hope Publishing Company.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, streamed and podcast with permission under OneLicense #A727839.  All rights reserved.

Though I may speak with bravest fire,

and have the gift to all inspire,

and have not love;

my words are vain;

as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

 

Though I may give all I possess,

and striving so my love profess,

but not be given

by love within,

the profit soon turns strangely thin.

 

Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control,

our spirits long to be made whole.

Let inward love

guide every deed;

by this we worship, and are freed.

SERMON: “Leading with an Open Heart:  Let’s Explore the Virtue of Love”  

Rev. Rachel Campbell

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MINISTRY OF MUSIC: #89 MV “Love Is the Touch”   

Words:  Alison Robertson, 1998 Music: John Bell, 1998 Words Copyright © 1998, Alison Robertson

Music Copyright © 1998, WGRG, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Iona Community.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted and podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved

Love is the touch of intangible joy

Love is the force that no fear can destroy

Love is the goodness we gladly applaud

God is where love is, for love is of God.

 

Love is the lilt in a lingering voice

Love is the hope that can make us rejoice

Love is the cure for the frightened and flawed

God is where love is, for love is of God.

 

Love is the light in the tunnel of pain

Love is the will to be whole once again

Love is the trust of a friend on the road

God is where love is, for love is of God.

 

Love is the Maker and Spirit and Son

Love is the kingdom their will has begun

Love is the path which the saints all have trod

God is where love is, for love is of God.

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Rev. Rachel Campbell 

OFFERTORY HYMN: #581 VU  When We Are Living” vs 2 & 4

CCLI Song # 4968810 Elise S. Eslinger | George Lockwood | Hal H. Hopson | Roberto Escamill. © Words: 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. Music: 1998 Hope Publishing Company.  All rights reserved.  CCLI License # 2229601.  All rights reserved.

Through all our living we our fruits must give
Good works of service are for offering
When we are giving or when receiving
We belong to God we belong to God

Across this wide word we shall always find
Those who are crying with no peace of mind
But when we help them or when we feed them
We belong to God we belong to God

CALL TO PRAYER: #16 MV “Come and Fill Our Hearts”

Words:  Taizé Community, 1982.  Music: Jacques Berthier, 1982 Words and music copyright ©️1982, 1991, Taizé Community, admin. By GIA Publications, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Come and fill our hearts with your peace

You alone, O Lord, are holy

Come and fill our hearts with your peace

Alleluia!

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  Rev. Bob Lockhart

HYMN: #169  MV “When Hands Reach Out Beyond Divides”

Words:  Kerri K. Wehlander 2002, © 2005 Kerri k. Wehlander. Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-7227839.  All rights reserved. Music:  Tune FOREST GREEN – PUBLIC DOMAIN

When hands reach out beyond divides

and hope is truly found

Each chain of hate will fall away

and bells of peace shall sound

And bells of peace, of peace shall sound

and bells of peace shall sound

Each chain of hate will fall away

and bells of peace shall sound

 

When fear no longer guides our steps

and days of war are done

God’s dream for all shall live anew,

our hearts will heal as one.

Our hearts will heal, will heal as one,

our hearts will heal as one

God’s dream for all shall live anew,

our hearts will heal as one.

 

When race and creed blind us no more,

a neighbour’s face we’ll see

And we shall dance the whole world round,

for love will set us free.

For love, yes, love will set us free,

for love will set us free.

And we shall dance the whole world round,

for love will set us free.

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION

MUSICAL POSTLUDE:   #169  MV “When Hands Reach Out Beyond Divides”vs-3

 Thank you to everyone who participated and a special welcome to all watching and listening.

Sunday’s service is available on YouTube. The YouTube link for the Worship Service will be up on the Trinity webpage at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Trinity website is trinitysummerside.ca

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR FEBRUARY 26, 2022: We’re walking for Lifehouse Transitional Housing & Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: How to get involved?  Become a Team Captain;  Join a team;  Donate to a team;  Volunteer; Become a sponsor.  Visit the website for more information: cnoy.org/location/summerside

2022 CONTRIBUTIONS ENVELOPES:  are ready for pickup in the business office. Thank you.

UPDATE ON MASKS AT TRINITY UCC SUMMERSIDE: It is mandatory for non-medical masks to be worn while indoors at Trinity United Church. As per all operational plans at Trinity we follow the CPHO directives on Masking. Thank you.

 ATTENTION FAMILIES: Be sure to check this out!

“Pop Up Virtual Online Junior Church” https://youtu.be/sRcdwHULtRg

 CONTACT INFORMATION:

To contact Rev. Rachel Campbell, Co-ordinating Minister, call 902-436-3155 and leave a message during business hours and for after hours’ emergencies call 902-439-1881. You may also email: rachel@trinitysummerside.ca Rev. Rachel’s Days Off are Monday and Friday. Thank you for your consideration of this.

To contact Rev. Bob Lockhart, Minister of Visitation, call 902-436-3155 and leave a message during business hours or email visit@trinitysummerside.ca

To reach Wendy Murray, Office Administrator or the business office call 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca

To contact our Music Director, Louise Elder, please email: music@trinitysummerside.ca

Permission to podcast/stream/reprint the music and or lyrics in this service obtained from

ONE LICENSE with license A-727839 and or CCLI license 22296

Schedule For The Week  January 30-February 6

Sunday          10:30am Virtual Service available on Youtube and Facebook

Tuesday        10:30am Zooming the Lectionary with Rev. Rachel

6:30pm Christian Life & Growth team meet via zoom

Thursday      10:00am Trinity Café meet via zoom

Sunday          10:30am Live stream worship service

ADVANCE NOTICE

Feb 08 4:00pm Faith In Action meet via zoom

Feb 08 6:00pm Worship Team meet via zoom

Feb 09 6:00pm Property Team meet via zoom

Feb 10           10:00am Trinity Café meet via zoom

UPDATE ON VIRTUAL TRINITY UCC SUMMERSIDE

Virtual Trinity and our YouTube channel (Virtual Trinity UCC Summerside) continues to be a great success in the life and work of Trinity.  Our average views in 2021 are around 200 views per service.  Online viewing interest continues to be strong even when we are able to meet in person.  With the introduction of livestream in the fall of 2021 more people are able to see their church and worship in their sanctuary in a new way.  Our viewers are intentional and they engage watching and worshiping by going to our website, our Facebook page, or directly to our YouTube channel and click on the worship service itself.  Thank you for your continued engagement and commitment to your church online and in person.

IMPORTANT: January 26th, 2022 – Further Update from Trinity UCC Summerside –

In response to the latest CPHO update.

The restrictions that came in effective 8 a.m. December 24th, further increased as of midnight January 18, 2022 and extended till January 31st, have been yet again modified.  Here is our response to those modifications and as restrictions change we will keep you posted:

Worship @ Trinity Update:

January 30th Worship Service

The Virtual Service (Part 3 of our Sermon Series) will be posted at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 30th on our website and Facebook page.  All are welcome to watch and worship.

** Note: No in person worship at this time.

February 6th Worship Service –

The service will be live streamed from the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. with links available to watch at your convenience.  Please join Rev. Rachel, Louise, Rev. Bob and others as we explore part four of our sermon series.

** Note:  No in person worship at this time.

Office @ Trinity Update:

Starting Dec 30 and until further notice the office at Trinity UCC Summerside will be accessible to the public regular week days from 9:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. by appointment only by calling our Office Administrator at 902-436-3155.

Meetings @ Trinity:

Until further notice all meetings of Trinity UCC Summerside will be held via Zoom and not in person.  Please contact the office to arrange your meeting Zoom link.

Reminder:

Those entering the facility at any time for the work of the church must contact the church office before entering and follow the Council approved operational protocols and procedures of Trinity United Church that follow the CPHO guidelines.

Be safe and take care.

From all of us at Trinity United Church Summerside.

 

At Trinity we understand this is a challenging time for many of our members and families. We encourage you to reach out if you need assistance in any way. If you would like to continue your financial support for Trinity at this time, please see the options detailed below or refer to the Givings Chart posted on the website and Facebook. Thank you

Option 1 PAR- Pre-Authorized Remittance

This is administered through the United Church of Canada. A donation is withdrawn from your chequing account on the 19th of each month.  A PAR Authorization Form can be found on-line at The United Church of Canada website (https://www.united-church.ca/) by clinking in the search button and typing PAR.  Or contact Wendy (Trinity Office Admin.) at admin@trinitysummerside.ca  or call 902-436-3155 to have the form emailed to you.

Option 2 – Post Dated Cheques

You can mail posted dated cheques to Trinity United Summerside.  The mail is picked up daily and deposits will be done weekly.  s:

Option 3 – On Our Website  Trinity Summerside.ca

You can give directly to Trinity United Church through the website:

https://trinitysummerside.ca/    Just scroll down the home page until you see the Donate Now tab.   Option 4 – E Transfer

You can e-transfer your offering by using the following email: donate@trinitysummerside.ca

NOTE:  Please indicate in the comments section of the transfer your name, the envelope number (if you know it), and the designation of the givings (i.e., general fund, M&S, local). E-transfers will be auto-deposited, no need for passwords.

Option 5 –  Cash  

Please contact the office at 902-436-3155 for more details and to make arrangements.