Trinity Sunday C, May 22, 2016

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8:1-9
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

CALL TO WORSHIP
ONE: Today we come to worship the one in three – the three in one. 
All: Holy Trinity, you show us what it is to never be alone. 
One: Divinity beyond our understanding, you are always loving each other and us. 
All: And your forms help us better understand your ways. 
One: We will never fully comprehend  your vast nature, so you show us in parts. 
All: Glory be this day as we celebrate the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit without end. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER
Gracious God, what are human beings that you are mindful of us, mortals that you care for us?  Yet to us you give your love. With us you share your Son and your Spirit. Your love has been poured into our hearts. May we be your wise ones today, living into your love and hope for us. Amen. 

CALL TO CONFESSION
The Psalms say that we were created a little bit lower than the divine, but it feels so much lower than that. We come before the Triune One today confessing that distance that we have created. 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O Lord, you have given us dominion over the works of your hands, and we have not been faithful caretakers. You have shown us love, and we have turned it into hate and indifference. You have invited us into relationship with you and each other, and we have turned away. Help us turn around again. Help us rejoin the heavenly chorus singing the majesty of your name. Forgive us, we pray, for not being who you created us to be. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Dear ones, even as you walk away, your invitation is still being called to rejoin God, Christ and the Holy Spirit as they dance the rhythm of the cosmos. Even as you just begin to turn back around, I can declare to you that in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, your sins are forgiven. Alleluia amen. 

CALL FOR THE OFFERING
We are called to participate in this creation, and we are called to bring forth from what our hands have created. Let us bring forth our tithes and our offerings. 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION
O Lord, may the gifts of our hands and the gift of ourselves go to further your wishes – your will for your creation. Amen. 

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