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Hear it now -- John 16:12-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Not yet -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Guided into truth -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
In this week's Gospel Lesson we read about Jesus and his desire to reveal himself fully to us.
"What is Trinity?" -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: Since the concept of the Trinity is a
Three, yet One -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's object lesson will stay with the

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- John 16:12-15 -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-8 -- John 16:12-15 -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C

Commentary

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Trinity in Practice -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- David Coffin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
Who is the God of our congregation? How is this God made known in the community?
This is where you come in -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- David Kalas -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Is it blasphemy to preach about human beings on Trinity Sunday?
Great expectations -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
It was Charles Dickens who prodded us to think about hope in his wonderful novel Great Expectatio
Knowing our limits -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
During the years when Jesus was passing his childhood in Palestine, the Latin poet, Ovid, was writin
Prism view -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Five fine crystal ornaments hang in one window of our home. We received them as gifts
One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
Christians are "stewards of the mysteries of God" (1 Corinthians 4:1).
One in revelation and glory -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
The late Cardinal Cushing said that, when he was a parish priest, he was summoned to a store to give
God in three persons -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
My practice has been to invite folk in the pews to think of the Trinity not as a definition of God,
Knowing our limits -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
During the years when Jesus was passing his childhood in Palestine, the Latin poet Ovid was writing
Creation is Salvation -- Psalm 8, Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
It is interesting to discover just how many times creation and salvation seem to be concepts that ar
Affirming a mystery -- Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The Holy Trinity is a mystery indeed.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- John 16:12-15 -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-8 -- John 16:12-15 -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Grandma's Computer -- John 16:12-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Hello, Holy Spirit Of Truth -- John 16:12-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
“When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth...”
Trinity: Father, Son, And Holy Spirit -- John 16:12-15 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The Point: God, the Trinity, has come to us as God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit
Two's Company, Three's a Crowd? -- John 16:12-15 -- Anna Shirey -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Love poured out -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
"And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces enduranc
Hear it now -- John 16:12-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now." (v. 12)
It takes endurance -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering
Not yet -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. (v. 12)
Being full of hope -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
In our New Testament reading for today we hear about how God uses our struggles to make us stronger
Guided into truth -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
I need a volunteer to help me today.
Our debt is paid -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Good morning! Does anyone know what a "debt" is? (Let them
What is Trinity? -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Good morning! Today is the First Sunday after Pentecost,
Pain relief -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Sometimes when I get a headache or if I overdo it and my
Three, yet One -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Today is "Trinity Sunday" and it is a time to celebrate the

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Lover. Beloved. Love. -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 16, 2019:
Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

Children's Story

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Mary Louise And Her Silent Companions -- John 16:12-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Mary Louise was a little bit lonely. Not completely lonely, but just a little bit.

Devotional

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The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.
The Holy Trinity -- Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!-- Psalm 8:1a
The Holy Trinity -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings....-- Romans 5:3a
The Holy Trinity -- John 16:12-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

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Charade Parables -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1997
ThemeJesus' Parables can speak to us -- even though we mess things up.
The Trinity -- John 16:(5-11) 12-15 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1997
Theme

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Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2019) -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2016) -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2013) -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
NULL -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Our text is all about Wisdom and how we might understand the Son of God as the Wisdom of God.
NULL -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Abraham Lincoln and his family often sought solace at the Soldier's Home in Washington DC.
NULL -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
In the popular story The Hunger Games (which is like a futuristic Coliseum of gladiators), th
NULL -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Bob Ove -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Being justified is what faith is all about.
NULL -- John 16:12-15 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
All that the Father has is Christ's, and the Spirit will take what is Christ's and declare it (v.
NULL -- John 16:12-15 -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Bob Keeshan entertained children for years as the jovial Captain Kangaroo.
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31br... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
I lived with my single... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
"I lived with my single father until I was twelve," Amanda said. "Then I went to live with
In his wisdom, God planned... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
In his wisdom, God planned for billions and billions of tiny sea plants and animals to die,
In the Old Testament, wisdom... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
In the Old Testament, wisdom was an important word. The Hebrew root-word had a
After centuries and millennia of... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
After centuries and millennia of reflecting upon the order of creation, one would think we
Access is a precious commodity... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Access is a precious commodity in our world. In Washington DC, lobbyists pay big
When Kate was informed that... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
When Kate was informed that she had ovarian cancer, her world fell apart. She was only
Routine surgery revealed a serious... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Routine surgery revealed a serious life-threatening problem for Bill. Bill would undergo
We boast in our hope... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
"We boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. Not only that, but we also boast in our
Don't tell the children everything... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
"Don't tell the children everything," the chaplain said to the young widow, "but don't lie

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Lover. Beloved. Love. -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 16, 2019:
Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go

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The Spirit's Guidance -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- David O. Bales -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
Contents “The Spirit’s Guidance” by David O. Bales

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God's relentless revelation -- John 16:12-15 -- Dennis Koch -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:God's relentless revelationGospel Note:
THE HOLY TRINITY -- Proverbs 8:22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- B. David Hostetter -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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Lover. Beloved. Love. -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 16, 2019:
Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

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The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day Faith helps us to endure suffering, and move beyond it to hope.
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Perhaps no doctrine of the Christian Church is more obscure in the minds of church-goers than is the
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- George M. Bass -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- George M. Bass -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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Lover. Beloved. Love. -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 16, 2019:
Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

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God's Playful Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
If I mentioned Sophia to you, what memories would it evoke?
God's Chain Reaction -- Romans 5:1-5 -- April Yamasaki -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
In 1980, NBC introduced a new television game show called Chain Reaction.
Holy, Holy, Holy -- John 16:12-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
On this festival, The Holy Trinity, we celebrate one of the great treasures and mysteries of the chu
Guided By The Spirit -- John 16:12-15 -- David R. Cartwright -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
There are two main ways to go about teaching someone something.
Boast Of That! -- Romans 5:1-5 -- John Jamison -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
He had been looking forward to Sunday afternoon all week.
Wisdom's Delight -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Stan Purdum -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
I have a question for you, but let me tell you right up front that it is a trick question.
Working Together As One -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Nature is filled with examples of how the world functions better when things come together and act a
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet! -- John 16:12-15 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Before Christopher Columbus, the Spanish flag bore the motto, "No More Beyond." Spain was a mighty e
The Soul Afraid Of Dying -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Gary L. Carver -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Fred Craddock tells a story set in the rural South during the Depression.
Once Before A Time! -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
During a serious shortage of currency in Great Britain, thousands of people were starving and many w
A Hope That Does Not Disappoint -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
Rain or shine, hot or cold, seven nights a week, 365 days a year, members of area local churches and
On A Need-To-Know Basis -- John 16:12-15 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1999
Probably most of us are familiar with the phrase that serves as the title for my sermon this day --
A Continuing Presence -- John 16:12-15 -- Larry D. Powell -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1991
Clarence Macartney tells of a certain Canadian river which flows through a forbidding chasm.

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The Soul Afraid Of Dying -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Gary L. Carver -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Fred Craddock tells a story set in the rural South during the Depression.

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The Spirit Of Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
I'm not what you might describe as an inveterate traveller, but whenever I've visited other countrie
The Invisible Man -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
There's been a reworking on television recently of the old series, The Invisible Man.
The Eternal Trinity -- John 16:12-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Today is Trinity Sunday, the day when we think about and celebrate God in three persons, Father, S

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The Spirit's Guidance -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- David O. Bales -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
Contents “The Spirit’s Guidance” by David O. Bales
Faith -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Contents "Faith" by Keith Hewitt "Divine Handiwork" by John Fitzgerald
Bringing Up Ziva -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Contents"Bringing Up Ziva" by Sandra Herrmann
Guided On The Path -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Guided on the Path" by Peter Andrew Smith
Bearing The Truth -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Contents Stories to Live By: "Bearing the Truth" by John Sumwalt
Mitch And The Angel -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Sandra Herrmann, John E. Sumwalt, Fanny Lee Seville -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Mitch and the Angel" by Sandra Herrmann

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It's All In The Perspective -- Psalm 8 -- David E. Leininger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have se
Stupid Questions And Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?
Peace with the FHP -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
This text includes a reference to all three persons of the Trinity.
When The Spirit Of Truth Comes -- John 16:12-15 -- John E. Sumwalt, Elaine Scrivens -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
I am a wife and mother of three boys.
Adagio -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Constance Berg -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
He could barely lift his head from his chest. Oh, but how the music moved him. Adagio. Slow.
Shy Alice -- John 16:12-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1994
Alice Hawks was one of the most important members of Christ's Church in Dallas.
Trinity Sunday -- John 16:12-15 -- John Steward -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Sometimes it is hard to determine just who is telling the truth.

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Lover. Beloved. Love. -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2019
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Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

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The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces. Religion faces the same problem.
The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31Theme: Roll Call
The Holy Trinity -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Frank Ramirez -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-5Theme: SST (Serious Spiritual Training)
The Holy Trinity -- John 16:12-15 -- Frank Ramirez -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 16:12-15Theme: Much More To Say
Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Theme: In Praise Of WisdomCall To Worship
Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
Call To Worship Leader: Wisdom calls out to all who yearn to gain understanding.
Trinity Sunday -- John 16:12-15 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: WhiteGospel: John 16:12-15
The wisdom of the Lord -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- James R. Wilson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1997
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Trinity Sunday -- Psalm 8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1991
O Lord, our Sovereign,how majestic is your name in all the earth!
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“Waking Up to Racism” by John Sumwalt
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Waking Up to Racism
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 98

Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.
(vv. 8-9)

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David Kalas
In the mid-1960s, a popular song declared, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.”1 It was an era of both national and international unrest. And the American landscape was reeling from the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and opposition to both. Amidst headlines so marked by unrest and division, therefore, the sentiment of the song struck a chord with an American audience. 
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Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Acts 10:44-48
Prejudice is always wrong. Nat King Cole is a well-known artist who was the first African American to host his own national television program. In 1948, he purchased a beautiful home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood. When the local neighborhood association confronted him and informed him it didn’t want any undesirables to move in, Cole responded, “Neither do I. If I see any coming in here, I’ll be the first to complain.” He lived in that house until his death in 1965.

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John Jamison
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 98
Stan Purdum
(See Christmas Day, Cycles A and B, for alternative approaches.)

Richard E. Gribble
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory. There was something very strange about this kingdom, however -- everything was the same. The people ate the same food, drank the same drink, wore the same clothes, and lived in the same type of homes. The people even did all the same work. There was another oddity about this place. Everything was gray -- the food, the drink, the clothes, the houses; there were no other colors.

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