TRINITY UNITED CHURCH​​​​​​              SUMMERSIDE, PEI  

5th  Sunday of Easter ​ ​​​ ​      ​​       May 20, 2019

All The People​​​​​​​​                            Ministers

Rev. Bob Lockhart​​​​​​ ​                     Clergy

Rev. Cathy Pharo​​​​​​​                        Minister of Visitation

Rev. David H. Hamilton            Minister Emeritus”

Louise Elder                                 Director of Music

Gwyn Richards​​                            Program Coordinator for Children and Youth  

Church Office​​​​​    902- 436-3155  admin@trinitysummerside.ca

Website​​​​​​                                          www.trinitysummerside.ca

 

PRELUDE HYMN SING:  #671 VU “I Need Thee Every Hour”

                                       #672 VU “Take Time to Be Holy”

                                      #371 VU “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

SILENT PRAYER: Gracious and faithful God, we look to you to give us daily bread, to forgive our sin and not tempt us. When we cry out to you, we trust you will not only hear but you will respond. Help us remember you give us bread to share; that you forgive us as we forgive others, and it is the desire within our hearts which leads us into temptation. Create in us a new heart. Put a new and right spirit within us as we draw near to praise you. Amen

*INTROIT:  #232 VU  “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You

Joyful, joyful we adore you, God of glory, life and love,

Hearts unfold like flowers before you, opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the gloom of doubt away,

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.       

CALL TO WORSHIP: (based on Psalm 148)

One: May the LORD be praised from the most distant star in the universe to the deepest point in the seas.

All:  May the LORD be praised by sea monsters, wild animals, creeping things and flying birds. 

One: May all the rulers of the earth, all captains of industry, all scientists, all students and teachers, farmers and fishers, praise the LORD.

All:  Young and old, men and women, all people of the earth, praise the LORD God alone is to be exalted.

HYMN:  #226 VU “For The Beauty of the Earth”

GATHERING PRAYER: In Unison

O God you are our beginning and our end. You are our God and we are your people. You have loved us and met our needs even when we have turned our backs on you. We confess we have not loved you or treated one another justly. We have closed our eyes to the suffering and pain of others. Forgive us. Turn us around and lead us so that justice, peace and love flows over the fields and highways of this land. Amen 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

PSALM 148 Page 870 Voices United: sung together

SCRIPTURE:   Spark Story Bible Acts 11:1-18 “Peter’s Dream”

CHILDREN’S HYMN: on screens “Dance with the Spirit”

Dance with the Spirit early in the morn-in’,

Walk with the Spirit through-out the long day,

Work and hope for the new life a-born-in’,

listen to the Spirit to show you the way.

SHARING TIME:  The children are invited to gather on the steps for a time of sharing before departing for Sunday School.

THE LORD’S PRAYER: #959 VU to be sung

SCRIPTURE: John 13:31-35

MUSICAL SELECTION:  Marnie and Harold Noye

SERMON: “Breaking Down Walls That Divide”

*HYMN:  #166 VU “Joy Comes with the Dawn”

 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MINUTE FOR MISSION

THE OFFERING 

THE OFFERTORY:   Marnie and Harold Noye

*DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING:  #541 VU

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise God, all creatures high and low

Give thanks to God in love made known, Creator, Word and Spirit, One.

OFFERTORY PRAYER:

Generous God, bless the gifts we bring. May they help to establish your reign in the world you love. In the name of your greatest gift, Jesus Christ, we pray.

CALL TO PRAYER: #85 MVU “Take, O Take Me as I Am”

Take, O take me as I am; summon out what I shall be;

Set your seal upon my heart and live in me.     

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

*HYMN: #691 VU “Though Ancient Walls”

*COMMISSIONING

*BENEDICTION: #974 VU

Amen! Amen! Hallelujah, Amen!

Amen! Amen! Hallelujah, Amen!

POSTLUDE: “Heavenly Sunlight” Piano

Welcome to our service and thank you to Marnie and Harold Noye, our guest musicians.  If you are new or visiting our congregation we would be pleased if you would fill out the Welcome Sheet located on the Welcome Desk.

Great War Lecture Series 2019 Presented by Culture Summerside:

Tuesdays at 7pm at the Summerside Presbyterian Church on Victoria Road.

May 21 Dr. Edward MacDonald “Unsettled Times: Prince Edward Island in the             Echo of the Great War”

 

LOVE SUMMERSIDE: On Saturday, July 13, people from local churches will gather together in teams to Love Summerside through practical acts of love in Jesus’ name.  Want to get on board?  Join us for an important planning meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 4 p.m. in Centre 150 (150 Industrial Crescent), so that we can share the details, set practical assignments, and get your input.