Communion

we’re glad you can join us for worship!

We would love for you to let us know you’re here. This worship guide is meant to be a companion to our Livestream service. You can join us live at 11am on Sunday morning, or watch the recorded service later, following along with the words to hymns, etc. in a separate window or on your phone, or print this guide out if you like!

We will partake in Communion at the end of today’s service. We encourage you to prepare your elements before the service begins at 11AM if you would like to participate.

CALL TO WORSHIP: “Trinity Sunday” (Malcolm Guite, Sounding the Seasons, Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year)

In the Beginning, not in time or space,
but in the quick before both space and time,
in Life, in Love, in co-inherent Grace,
in three in one and one in three, in rhyme,
in music , in the whole creation story,
in his own image, his imagination,
the Triune Poet makes us for his glory,
and makes us each the other’s inspiration. 
He calls us out of darkness, chaos, chance,
to improvise a music of our own,
to sing the chord that calls us to the dance,
Three notes resounding from a single tone,
to sing the End in whom we all begin;
Our God beyond, beside us and within.


SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 19, Luke 3:21-23, Luke 3:16, Luke 24:49, Acts 2:1-4

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.


DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
praise Him all creatures here below,
praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Following the Worship Service, we encourage you to continue visiting with friends in the Livestream Chat, or join a Talk-Back moderated by Sandi Lowery and Beth McMahon. Share your laughter and tears, along with your prayer needs, as we discuss the sermon of the week.

A word from our pastor. We have an opportunity to re-frame the narrative. As we do so, members and staff are sharing voices that are shaping and reshaping their perspectives. You can find some suggested resources from Rev. Meg Lacy Vega and Kate Ayers on our blog. If you have voices that you’d like to share, resources that have been meaningful to you, email a video to meg@tbcrichmond.org or severns@tbcrichmond.org.

Whether you’ve been coming to Tabernacle for years, or just recently started worshiping with us online, we are glad you’re here, and invite you to participate in other opportunities for fellowship and discipleship as well! There are several groups meeting regularly that are open to newcomers, and our Community Ministry is actively serving neighbors on a weekly basis.

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