ORDER OF WORSHIP: May 21, 2017

COMMUNITY SINGING

Come, Thou Fount
Come Thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood

Oh, to grace how great a debtor, Daily I'm constrained to be
Let Thy goodness like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart Lord, take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: (Read Psalm 66:1-4) This is the word of the Lord.
ALL:  Thanks be to God.


COMMUNITY SINGING
Open Up

You heard the cry of our hearts, and you came down.
Freely you gave us your love, showing us how.

Make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred let me sow love,
Where there is darkness let me shine light, and

May your love cause us to open up, 
Cause us to open up our hearts.
May your light cause us to shine so bright,
That we bring hope into the dark.

All that we do without love, it means nothing.
Grant us the courage to give, as you’re calling.
                       
Hope for the hopeless, your love is,
Strength in our weakness, your love is, 
May we love, as you love.

Take My Life
Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of Thy love.
At the impulse of Thy love.

Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from Thee.
Take my intellect and use
every power as You choose.
Every power as You choose.
                                           
Take my love, my Lord I pour
at Your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be
ever, only, all for Thee.
Ever, only, all for Thee.

TRINITY’S MISSION

Trinity is a community following Jesus on a common mission
to love God, one another and a broken world in Jesus’ name.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Hosting Schedule:
May 28: Conner (Brunch Sunday)        

June 4: Hill & Mescall        

June 11: Youth

IPS Exhibition of the Arts: On Tuesday (5-6 pm), the IPS 55 art club will be selling handmade jewelry and tote bags for $3 and $5 a piece, to fundraise for clubs next year.

Brunch Gathering Next Sunday, May 28, we’ll gather for some songs, announcements and the sharing of a meal together.  This is a pitch-in, so please bring a brunchy dish to share with others! 

Kids Ministry Update: Commitments and behavioral expectations for our Sunday morning kid’s ministry spaces are being updated. Parents, if you've not received any of these updates via email, please email Melissa Millis (melissa@indytrinity.org) to get on the parent cue email list. Paper copies will also be available at the doors of each kids ministry space. 

The Lost & Found bin is overflowing and will soon be taken to Goodwill!  Please look through it to be sure you're not missing something before it is donated!  Look outside the sanctuary doors under the brochure table.

Community Engagement: Trinity is exploring ways we might partner with Grace Tabernacle, a church of Congolese refugees nearby. If interested, email Elaine Schnabel (elaine@indytrinity.org).

IPS Opportunity: Planting a Garden IPS 55 is starting a garden for their students, using the planting and weeding process as a practical learning tool for students with emotional disabilities. If you have already filled out a background check for IPS 55, please consider volunteering during the school day on either 5/24 (10-12) or 6/1 (1-3pm). Email Elaine with interest or questions.

Ujima Community Services: Bring in canned goods (fruit, vegetables, etc.), notebooks, pens/pencils, markers, crayons, board games (even gently used) to help Ujima provide their summer feeding and educational programs for underserved youth. A box for the donations will be in the information room.

COMMUNITY CONFESSION

Leader: What is our hope? Simply put, it is that God does not give up on us. With such good news, we can dare to bring our prayers to the One who will not cast aside our words or our hearts. Let’s join in pray together, saying,
ALL: We admit, Knowing God, that from plastic cards to websites, from handheld devices to stock options, we are surrounded by a variety of gods who demand our worship. We can all too easily believe that work is our life, that wealth is the reason for our being, and that success is the very air we breathe. Forgive us, God of mercy. You are the One who fills us with life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Leader: Despite everything we do, God loves us. This grace is why we can dare to hope. 
ALL: We will witness to this hope in every word we speak to every person we meet. Thanks be to God, we are forgiven. Amen.


BLESSING AND PASSING THE PEACE
Adults:  The Lord be with you!
Children:  And also with you! 

++During this time we greet one another, recognizing that we are all a part of the body, as parents lead children to their ministry spaces  (nursery through Preschool are in the upstairs hallway and PreK-5th grade are downstairs).++

TEACHING NOTES:

Kingdom Rhythm: Inward/Outward
Matthew 5:1-14 (v.6)

1. There are four (4) Gospels.  Have you ever consider why that is?

2. Mindfulness has to do with being aware in the present moment of what’s going on, both within and without.  Would you consider yourself as being mindful?

3. The Sermon on the Mount (SOTM) (Matt. 5-7) is not exactly a sermon as we have come to know sermons in the church. How might that affect our hearing it and our response to it?

4. If it’s not a sermon then what is it?  What are we to make of it and the part of it known as the Beatitudes?

5. Is there any part of your life in relationship to Jesus and/or the Church that you might describe as revolutionary?

6. One of the characteristics of Jesus’ followers is a deep desire for righteousness.  How do you understand righteousness?

7.  There is an inward/outward dynamic to righteousness leading to a “saved” world and a “just” world. Are these simply different words for the same thing or two different things?

8.  For what do you hunger and thirst?

THE LORD’S TABLE
ALL: It is here at this Table, that we who hunger and thirst for righteousness come to be filled by you, Loving God. Pour out your Spirit upon the gifts of the bread and the cup. Made whole, Jesus, by the life you lived, the death you died and the grave you overcame, we would go to bring words of hope to all who have been told they are worthless, to strengthen all weakened by the weight of this world.

Leader: The Table of the Lord is open for all who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

++An allergen free communion station is available in the southwest corner, near the sound booth ++

COMMUNITY SINGING

Lift Your Voice
Blessed are you weary sinner
The one whose hope is gone
Blessed are all of the broken
God can hear your song

Lift your voice
Oh, lift your voice
Lift your voice
Oh, lift your voice

We are blind to injustice
We don’t see the part we play
We’ve grown numb with our privilege
We pass by pain every day

Open our eyes
Open our eyes
Open our eyes
Open our eyes

God sends rain on the righteous
The common, the rich and the poor
Trinity dancin’ through darkness
God’s love gives hope evermore

Welcome all to the table
Every man, woman and child
Come and feast with thanksgiving
We come and reconcile

Open our hearts
Open our hearts
Open our hearts
Open our hearts

THE BENEDICTION
Leader: From the comfort of this place, to the discomfort of discipleship,
ALL: we will go to serve your people, Loving God.
Leader: In a posture of humility and unconditional love, 
ALL: we will go to wrap others in your grace, Jesus.
Leader: Listening to the stories of the ignored, and learning the language of our newest neighbors,
ALL: we will go to discover the truth you share in every moment, Spirit of Wisdom.