ORDER OF WORSHIP: July 30, 2017

COMMUNITY SINGING

Holy Spirit
There’s nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord.

I’ve tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
and my shame is undone
Your presence, Lord.

Holy Spirit, you are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord

There’s nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord.

Let us become more aware of your presence
Let us experience the glory of your goodness

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: (Read Psalm 105:1-4) This is the word of the Lord.
ALL:  Thanks be to God.

COMMUNITY SINGING
Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
And in Your ocean depths it flow
May richer, fuller be.
My life is not my own, it’s yours

O light that follows all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.
So light a fire in my heart, And I’ll burn for you

O Joy that seeks me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not in vain,
That morn shall tearless be.
So anoint me with joy, joyful I will be

O Cross that’s lifting up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.
We will sing: Holy, holy, is the King of Kings

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

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

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

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:

6th: Milliken        13th: Gardner/Poe        20th: Jackson        27th: The Journey

Community Conversations regarding Sexuality and Church Leadership will be held on Wednesday, August 2nd (6:30-8pm) and Sunday, August 6th (5:30-7pm). Childcare will be provided. Contact Ryan, Melissa, or Matt with questions at contact@indytrinity.org

Spotlight: IPS 55 Trinity has an ongoing partnership with public elementary school 55, Eliza Blaker. This past year we have assisted in a variety of ways including tutoring, coaching, and helping with the school’s fall festival, science fair, sports programs and arts programs like art and sewing. To get involved this upcoming year, email Elaine Schnabel at elaine@indytrinity.org and fill out a background check so the school can begin to process your application.

ServLife International works in India and Nepal to propel reconciliation and justice by building global community to plant churches, care for children and fight poverty. Apply for the November VBS trip, sponsor a child, and apply to work at ServLife on the website: servlife.org. Feel free to contact Adam Nevins at adam@servlife.org with any questions and more information.

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

Connecting with the Congolese: After the gathering a group of people developing relationship with members from Grace Tabernacle—a church made up primarily of Congolese refugees—will be meeting after the service. Join the meeting or email Elaine Schnabel at elaine@indytrinity.org for more information. 

COMMUNITY CONFESSION
Leader: It is not our past which keeps us from God, for that is behind us. It is not our present, for God is with us on this day. And our future is held tight in God's hands.  It is true - there is absolutely nothing which can separate us from God.  Whatever sins we have committed, God's forgiveness and love take them away forever.
ALL: What can we say about our foolish lives, God of Love? Too often, we choose to worship power when we could serve others in humility. We toss and turn at night, over all those things which we have no control, keeping us wide awake when we could turn them over to you. No matter how many times we hear the news that death has lost its power over us, we dread that day and try everything we can to postpone it. For believing that our sins are more powerful than your mercy, forgive us, Gracious God.  
Leader: God casts out the net of grace so that all might be gathered into the kingdom. The Spirit carries the whispers of our hearts to God, and we are embraced with God’s hope, blessed with God’s love through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the love which binds us to God forever. There is nothing in this world, or beyond, which will keep us from being God's children. Thanks be to God!  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:
The Vicious Cycle of Anger

Matthew 5:21-26
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. 25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

1.    The vicious cycle we're in


2.    Jesus, really? Hell?
2 Chronicles 28:3
Jeremiah 19:3-9


3. Breaking the cycle: reconciliation
The future kingdom made present vanquishes anger.

4. Reconciliation as a lived-out practice

Helpful scriptures for further reflection: Ecclesiastes 7:9; Psalm 37; Ephesians 4:31; James 1:20

THE LORD’S TABLE
ALL: We come to this table to remember Jesus, and the path toward wholeness he leads us down. His life reminds us that this path is forged though radical love for all. His death shows us that it does not ignore pain and suffering, but offers solidarity in their midst. His resurrection reminds us that it is a hope-filled path we walk. 

Leader: The Table of the Lord is open for all who seek to experience love, life, and hope.

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

COMMUNITY SINGING
Now and at the Hour

Oh Spirit of God, speak your peace, speak your peace
Oh Spirit of God, speak your peace, speak your peace
Now and at the hour of our death, amen. Amen.
Now and at the hour of our death, amen

Oh merciful god, forgive us, forgive us
Oh merciful God, forgive us, forgive us.
For all the things we have done, and left undone.
For all the things we have done, and left undone

Oh Son of God, rescue us, rescue us.
Oh Son of God, rescue us, rescue us.
 Now and at the hour of our death, amen. Amen.
Now and at the hour of our death, amen

THE BENEDICTION
Leader: Go forth to proclaim God's constant love.
ALL: We will live out that love for everyone we meet.
Leader: Go forth to unfold God's Word to the world.
ALL: We will gather up the tears of those around us,
as we offer the healing grace of Jesus.

Leader: Go forth to tell stories of hope and peace.
ALL: We will spread the Spirit of life all around us.