ORDER OF WORSHIP: July 16, 2017

COMMUNITY SINGING

Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou my vision O lord of my heart
Nought be all else to me, save Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, Thou my true word
I ever with Thee, Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father and I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise
Thou mine inheritance now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, after victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: (Read Psalm 65:1-8) This is the word of the Lord.
ALL:  Thanks be to God.

Unchanging
 Great is Your Faithfulness
Great Is Your Faithfulness
You never change
You Never fail O God

True are your promises
True are your promises
You never change
You never fail O God

So we raise up holy hands
To praise the holy one
Who was and is and is to come
Yeah we raise up holy hands
To praise the holy one
Who was and is and is to come

Wide is your love and grace
Wide is your love and grace
You never change
You never fail O God

You were, You are, You will always be
You were, You are, You will always be

COMMUNITY SINGING
God of Wonders

Lord of all creation, 0f the water, earth and sky
The Heavens are Your Tabernacle: Glory to the Lord on high

God of wonders, beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy

Lord of Heaven and Earth
Lord of Heaven and Earth

Early in the morning, I will celebrate the light
And as I stumble into darkness, I will call Your name by night

Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and earth

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:          

 July 23:    Billingsley        July 30: Foust

Calling all artists! Next Sunday at 9 am, gather with other artists in the community room downstairs (child care provided). Our goal is to simply gather with no agenda to see what ideas might emerge as we come together and see how God has uniquely gifted the Trinity community.

Art Supplies for special needs women in prison. During our current Mission Unit, the Pre-K through 5th graders at Trinity will be collecting the following art supplies until August 20th: colored pencils, fine-line markers, adult coloring books, watercolor paint, watercolor paper, construction paper, glue sticks, extra brushes for water-coloring. Items must be free of metal and glass. Children (or adults) can bring these supplies to the kids ministry spaces

All Soul’s Church is hosting a White Racial Literacy Seminar with Robin DiAngelo, PhD on Saturday July 22nd. The seminar costs $50 and will answer the question “What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race?” Email Elaine Schnabel (elaine@indytrinity.org) for the link to sign up.

Trinity Facebook: Trinity Church has joined the Facebook world! The page will be used to celebrate what is going on in the life of our church community and our mission partners. You can find, like and follow the page on Facebook as Trinity Church (@BRIndyTrinity).

Our monthly contemplative service is next Sunday night from 5:30-6:30pm at Trinity. Childcare will be provided. Join us as we slow down and reflect together on God’s presence among us.

Nepal with ServLife: A ServLife team will lead Vacation Bible Schools for children in Kathmandu and west Nepal in November. The trip runs from November 8-19, 2017 and the $3,300 cost covers airfare, lodging, meals, in-country transportation, VBS materials and more. Go to https://servlife.org/vision-trip/ for all the details and to register. Deadline to reserve a spot on the team is July 31st.

COMMUNITY CONFESSION
Leader: We struggle daily with that human tendency to do wrong, say hurtful things, turn our back to others.  Thank you Lord that you do not hold our sins against us when we confess them to you.  
ALL: Forgive us, God of steadfast love. You have claimed our lives in baptism, so we might be set free from sin and be raised to new life. Just as you save us, so give us the strength to be willing to take up whatever task you give us, and the faith to be willing to lose our lives for others, so we might find life forever with you, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Leader: This is good news: God hears our prayers, our cries, our hearts. And, in Christ, we receive new life.  We are free, free to walk in the Light of the Lord.
ALL: So, this is what we will do. We will open our hearts to God's grace; we will live as people who have died to sin and who live for Christ. 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:
Matthew 5:1-11
“In and Through”: The Kingdom of God in Us

“Blessedness is what happens when the creator God is at work both in someone's life and through that person's life.” –N.T. Wright

1. A reductionistic approach to the Beatitudes

2. God at work in and through our lives

Other helpful quotes for understanding:
"The beatitudes overall are united as the intrinsic effects of the establishment of God’s rule." -Craig Blomberg

"The Beatitudes are not about high ideals, but about God's gracious deliverance and our joyous participation. We believe that people have put too much emphasis on the virtues (poverty of spirit, purity of heart, peacemaking and so on), and not enough emphasis on what Jesus was emphasizing—God’s presence, God’s active deliverance, God’s giving us a share in that deliverance and so blessedness and joy." -Glen Stassen & David Gushee

THE LORD’S TABLE
Leader: In the wake of the cross and resurrection, we gather around this table as family, reaffirming our baptisms which claim the promise of the new covenant. Let us speak these words to one another: 
ALL: Come, if your faith is blossoming and full, and come, if it is but a tiny seed planted in your heart; come, if you always show up for this Meal, and come, if this is the your very first taste; come, if you have walked with Christ a long time, and come, if you have stumbled along the way. But come - for our God awaits to embrace and serve you with joy, with affirmation, with hope, with peace.
Leader: The Table of the Lord is open for all who seek to experience new life.

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


COMMUNITY SINGING
All Who Are Thirsty

All who are thirsty, all who are weak
Come to the fountain, dip your heart in the stream of life
Let the pain and the sorrow, be washed away
In the waves of His mercy, as deep cries out to deep (we sing)

Come, Lord Jesus, come
Come, Lord Jesus, come

Holy Spirit, come
Holy Spirit, come

THE BENEDICTION
Leader: Go forth as God's people to serve those around us.
ALL: We will honor each person as if they were our family.
Leader: Go forth as followers of Jesus.
ALL: We will share the gifts of grace and hope with everyone we meet.
Leader: Go forth as those strengthened by the Spirit.
ALL: We will stand with others searching for God's justice in their lives.