Living the Way of Jesus
Sunday Service - 9:30-10:30 AM

May 32020

 

 

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel.
2 Timothy 2:8

Trinity Sunday Devotion

for Sunday, May 3, 2020

Before You Get Started

  • Join us on Zoom on Sunday, May 3rd from 9:45-10:00 AM on Sunday morning as we worship the risen Lord.  You can enter the room and get familiar with Zoom at any time between 9:30-9:45 AM.  
Password (If Needed): 341606
  • Call into Zoom before 9:45 AM by dialing +1 312 626 6799 and entering the meeting number: 873-9104-6725, followed by the password “341606” and “#” on your phone (NOTE: You can “mute” or “unmute” yourself on the phone by pressing “*6”.  Zoom (much like FaceTime) allows a group to speak to and see one another in order to give us a better sense of community.
  • Order of Worship – Although we will not be meeting together physically, we invite you to unite with us by following the order of worship below for a personal/family devotion on Sunday.  Begin at the top and work your way down, reading through the service.  If you are with others, you can alternate between readings.

Online Order of Worship

Welcome
(Click the video below to see a welcome from our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Annie Bosler)
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Call to Worship

Psalm 48:1, 10a, 12a, 13b-14a.

Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God.  Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth.  Walk about Zion, go all around it, that you may tell the next generation that this is God, our God forever and ever.

Invocation 

God of all, we lift our hearts in thankful praise to you, for you do not forsake the work of your hands, but you continue to redeem and restore your creation through your Son, Jesus Christ, our living Lord.  May your lavish grace and saving power be known by all people in all places, so that the world may resound with your praise as all nations bow before your loving rule made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.  By your Spirit, enable us to fulfill your purpose in our lives and, in so doing, to discover true joy.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

The First Scripture Reading is from…
1 Kings 22:13-18

13 The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, “Look, the other prophets without exception are predicting success for the king. Let your word agree with theirs, and speak favorably.”

14 But Micaiah said, “As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what the Lordtells me.”

15 When he arrived, the king asked him, “Micaiah, shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or not?”

“Attack and be victorious,” he answered, “for the Lord will give it into the king’s hand.”

16 The king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?”

17 Then Micaiah answered, “I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd, and the Lord said, ‘These people have no master. Let each one go home in peace.’”

18 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Didn’t I tell you that he never prophesies anything good about me, but only bad?”

Worship Music 

(Click the song title below to listen to the music selected for each service)

The Second Scripture Reading is from 
Acts 8:1b-4

On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

Message
(Click the video below to watch a conversation between Pastor Matt Styles and Pastor Heather Henson)
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Personal/Family Reflection 

In Acts 8:1-4, the early church was reshaped when hit by an unexpected crisis. The Holy Spirit entered into that crisis, reshaping the community of believers from a Jewish movement centered in Jerusalem to congregations made up of both Jews and Gentiles meeting in homes throughout the Roman Empire.  Reflect personally or as a family on how the Holy Spirit might be shaping the church in our current time of crisis.

  1. In this crisis, what has been REMOVED from our previous ways of “doing” church?
  2. What is the Spirit REVEALING about what it means to be the church?
  3. How might the church REACT positively and negatively to this crisis? 
  4. In what ways might the Holy Spirit be RENEWING the church?  

Time of Prayer 
(Take some time to pray personally or for others in your own words that the world would be infected with the life and love of King Jesus.)

Sending Song  

(Click the links below to listen to the songs)

First Service Sending Song
Jesus Shall Reign

Second Service Sending Song
King of Kings

Benediction 
Revelation 21:1-5 (NIV)

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Communion

Instructions
We will be participating in Holy Communion during our Sunday morning Zoom call.  If you are unable to gather with us on Zoom, we invite you to participate in Holy Communion this Sunday, May 3rd at 10:50 AM.  For the Communion elements, feel free to use bread, crackers, or anything similar you have in your home. If you have grape juice, please use that, and if you don’t, use a different drink.  Place the elements on a table before the service begins.  If you are alone, receive and read the words of institution and the communion invitation below to participate in this act of unity with Christ and his church. If you are with others, we would recommend that one person offer the elements to the others. Finally, let us be prayerful and reflective as we come to the table together.

 

Words of Institution
Mark 14:22-24 (NIV)

22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”

23 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.  

Invitation
Holding the Bread/Cracker: The body of Christ, given for you.  Take and eat.

Holding the Juice: The blood of Christ, shed for you.  Take and drink.

Ancient Communion Prayer
We thank you, God, for the holy vine of David your servant, which you made known to us through Jesus your servant. To you be the glory for ever.

We thank you, our Father, for the life and knowledge which you made known to us through Jesus your servant. To you be the glory forever. Even as this broken bread was scattered over the hills, and was gathered together and became one, so let your church be gathered together from the ends of the earth into your kingdom. To you are the glory and the power through Jesus Christ for ever.

Ways to Give

Thank you all so much for your continued generosity towards our congregation and towards the benevolent fund!  It has been a blessing to see the generous fruit of the Holy Spirit at work in the life of our congregation.  We deeply appreciate your ongoing partnership, prayers, and support during this time. If you would like to continue this wonderful tradition of generosity by helping us further the mission God has entrusted to us, you can give in one of the following ways.
  • Send checks via mail (Due to COVID-19 we will be depositing checks every other week or every few weeks.)  
Trinity Baptist Church
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Sioux Falls, SD  57104
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