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									                         Order of Worship                                    Assurance of Forgiveness ~ Romans 5:8                                      *Benediction
                         7th Sunday of Easter                                                                                                            Immediately following the benediction, you are invited to spend three
                             May 24, 2009                                     *Response ~ Hymn #83                                                       minutes talking only with those you don’t know or rarely see.
                              9:30 a.m.                                                               “Lord, We Praise You”            Otis Skillings
                                                                                                                                                         Postlude          “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?” Praise Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Martin Smith
        “Be the goal of my pilgrimage, and my rest by the way.”
                     ~ Augustine of Hippo (354-430)                                                                                                      *Congregation stands. Songs are printed with permission, CCLI #437799.

                             Gathering                                                                                                                          Next Sunday Pastor Mary will preach on Matthew 12:15-37.

 Greeting                                            Pastor Josh Rowley      The Peace
                                                                               The peace of Christ be with you.                                                         Congregational Meeting ~ June 28
                                                                               And also with you.                                                           There will be a congregational meeting on June 28 immediately
 Prelude                “Meditation on ‘America’”      Paul Ferris, organ                                                                                                         following worship.
                                                        Noel Geomanne
                                                                                                         The Word
                                                                                                                                                         Flower Dedication
 Choral Introit              “Jubilate Deo”                Chancel Choir
                                                                                                                                                                    The flowers in the sanctuary today are given by Bill and Lori
                                                            W. A. Mozart     Children’s Message                                         Evan Chung
                                                                                                                                                                    Taylor to the glory of God “and in celebration of our son
                                                                                           (Children excused to Children’s Church.                                  Nathan’s graduation from Austin College in Sherman, Texas
* Call to Worship                                 Kristan Verveniotis                                                                                               with a B.A. in German and Economics.”
   Leader: With what shall we come before the Holy One, and bow                   Please pass the Get Acquainted Pads to those in your row.)
           ourselves before God on high?                                                                                                                 Letters for Lyn
   People: God has shown us what is good.                                    Scripture ~ Matthew 11:25-12:14
                                                                               Leader: This is the gift of God’s word.                                   For Memorial Day we would like to send letters again to Lyn
   Leader: What does the Holy One require of us, but to do justice,                                                                                      Juckniess who is still serving in Landshut, Germany. She so
           and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God?              People: Thanks be to God.
                                                                                                                                                         appreciated the greetings last fall so please come down to Fellowship
                                                                             Sermon                                              Pastor Josh Rowley      Hall and write Lyn a note. Sylvia Wuensche-Wienands will supply
* Hymn of Praise ~ Hymn #573                                                                                                                             cards and paper and send them all off to Germany.
                                                                                                     “Come to Jesus Meeting”
                           “God of Our Fathers”            Rogers, Warren
                                                                                                   (Time of silent reflection)                           Graveside Service and Memorial for Andy Baker
 Special Music            “The God of This City”              Praise Team                                                                                On Thursday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a graveside service
                                                             Chris Tomlin   * Song of Commitment                                                         for Andy at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. A memorial service
                                                                                                     “Take My Life (Holiness)”    Scott Underwood        will be held at Trinity at 1:30 p.m. on the same day.
 Call to Confession                                  Pastor Josh Rowley
                                                                             Offering of Our Gifts                                                                                            Pastoral Staff
                  (Silent prayer of personal confession)                                                                                                             Senior Pastor .....................................Dr. Mary Graves
                                                                               Offertory                                              Chancel Choir                  Associate Pastor............................... Rev. Josh Rowley
 Prayer of Corporate Confession                                                                   “Come to Me, All That Labour”         Joseph Roff                  Parish Associate............................... Dr. Brett Fenwick
 Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We                                                                                                                            Program Staff
 humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy. We have not loved you           Moment for Mission                                      Carrie Du Bois                  Director of Trinity Nursery School ......... Jamie Holden
 with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We                                                                                                  Director Emeritus............................... Rosemary Smith
 have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you,                                         Sending                                                   Director of Children’s Ministry ...... Kristan Verveniotis
 our God.                                                                                                                                                            Director of Youth Ministry ....................... Evan Chung
 Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness. In your great             Prayers of the People ~ The Lord’s Prayer            Pastor Josh Rowley                 Director of Music Ministry.......................... Paul Ferris
                                                                               Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom                      Accompanist ..........................................Grace Schulz
 compassion, cleanse us from our sin. Create in us a clean heart,
 O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us from your           come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day                                         Support Staff
 presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore us to the joy of          our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.                 Business Administrator ...................... Christine Kelson
 your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit. Amen.               And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is                Administrative Assistant............................ Judy Finney
                                                                               the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.                             Custodian.............................................. Ruben Carlos
               We Welcome You to…                                       Please Remember to Pray for Those in Our Church Family                                              Outreach Ministries
                                                                        Prayers for healing: Forbes King, and Sara Kaufman                            Career in Transition?
                                                                        Who are in mourning: Dorothy Baker in the loss of her husband, Andy           Know friends who have lost their jobs? No matter what your current
               Trinity                                                  In our presbytery:    Community Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg
                                                                                              St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Hill
                                                                                                                                                      employment status may be, you can find help AND even help others
                                                                                                                                                      in these difficult times by learning about "Career Action Ministries," a
               Presbyterian                                             Supported ministries: Andy Smith, World Vision, Romania
                                                                                              Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
                                                                                                                                                      faith-based support organization! Join Francine Miltenberger and the
                                                                                                                                                      Trinity deacons by attending an information meeting on Tuesday,
               Church                                                  If you have any prayer needs, please call the church office at 593-8226,
                                                                        Pam Tenn at 591-7007, or Phyllis Pigue at 593-9601 on the prayer
                                                                                                                                                      May 26 in Fellowship Hall at 7:30 p.m.

                                                                        chain. You may also use the ‘Prayer Concern’ cards in the pew rack.           Want to Go to Romania?
               SUNDAYMay 24, 2009                                      Graduation Sunday
                                                                                                Upcoming Events                                       A team will be sent from our church to Romania in November, and
                                                                                                                                                      there is an informational/organizational meeting on May 31 at
                                                                                                                                                      4:00 p.m. God has called Trinity to partner with the work of World
      People celebrating God’s grace, growing in Christ’s love,        Trinity will be honoring graduates in worship on                               Vision empowering the poor in post-communist Romania. Is God
      and serving our community through the power of the Spirit.       Sunday, June 7. Please let us know by Tuesday, June 2 who in your family       calling you? Contact Julie Lenden at 650-454-0461 or
                                                                       is graduating. Call the church office at 650-593-8226 or email Judy at
      If You Are New                                                                                                                                  Help One Child Intergenerational Event, May 31
      A warm welcome to those of you who are new to our                New People Pages for 2009-2010                                                 May is National Foster Care Awareness Month! Many teens live in
      community or new to our church. Before you leave,                Our new People Pages is in the final ‘review’ stage in the narthex and in      group settings instead of family homes ~ help make them feel
      please pick up one of our visitor packets, let us know your      Fellowship Hall. We need your help to ensure all your contact information      special! Trinity is collecting special “wish list” goods for teens (12~18
      contact information, and introduce yourself at the door.         is up-to-date and correct. Please note, this year there are two directories.   years) in San Mateo County’s receiving home. During the 11:00 a.m.
      We’re glad you’re here.                                          We are producing our normal People Pages that includes emails for the          education hour on May 31 we will be assembling kits for these teens
                                                                       congregation and a directory for use by the staff, deacons, and elders only    in Fellowship Hall. Refer to posters around campus for desired items
                                                                       which will have additional contact information. Please review the              to be delivered to Trinity prior to the event. For more information,
   Interested in Joining the Trinity Family?                           information in BOTH directories and make any necessary corrections.
   If you have yet to become a member of Trinity Presbyterian                                                                                         contact Carrie Du Bois 650-654-0642 or the Help One Child Program
   Church, your next opportunity is Sunday, May 31, at 11:00 a.m. in                      Christian Education Hour                                    Manager, Cathy Lewis at 650-207-7916. For more information: check
   the Fireside Room. This meeting with our leaders is open to         Today at 11:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room our adult education hour —
   anybody who feels like it's time to sink down some roots in a       “The Apostle Paul and the 7 Churches of Revelation” ~ continues.               Relay for Life
   church community and you know that God has called you here.         This year-long journey will culminate with an opportunity to take part         "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood" so please join TEAM
   For childcare call the church office at 650-593-8226 or email       in a study trip to western Turkey, where Paul traveled extensively and         TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN at the American Cancer Society's RELAY                                           where the seven churches of the book of Revelation were located.               FOR LIFE at Carlmont High School on Saturday, June 20. Some of us
                                                                       Tentative dates for the trip are June 5-19, 2010. Now is a great time to       will spend the night camping at Carlmont and everyone will have fun.
                                                                       join us, as we are beginning study of a new letter, Galatians.                 Trinity is sponsoring a jump house for kids and helping out the day of
       What we believe: TRINITY’S CORE VALUES                                                                                                         the event and before. Please join us as we reach out to our neighbors
                                                                       Meanwhile our youth (middle school and high school) will be
     Exalting Jesus Christ in all of life.                             participating in Go Team activities. Last week Go Team watched                 and community. Sign up at
     Experiencing God in the celebration of worship.                   some footage of our excursion to Laurel Street where we busked and             and follow the directions to join TEAM TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN. It's
     Offering respect and sanctuary to all of God’s children.          gave out roses, and reflected on the event as it pertained to scripture.       FREE. More information is available in Fellowship Hall after worship, or
     Knowing God through the study of Scripture.                       This week, since Go Team runs on a 4-week cycle and there are 5                contact Bob and Carolyn Boynton at 650-593-7860.
     Loving and enjoying one another as an intergenerational family.   Sundays in the month of May, we will gather in the Youth Room to               Current and Alumni Nursery School Families
                                                                       play games and keep it generally low key.                                      It’s not too late to order or make your “Trinity Legacy Tile” for the
     Discipling the next generation.
     Empowering all ages to put their faith into action.                                         Adult Ministries                                     new walkway!! On Sunday, May 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
                                                                       JBOG BBQ ~ June 13                                                             downstairs in the Sunday School classrooms families will have
                                                                       JBOG (Just a Bunch Of Guys) Men’s BBQ will be on Saturday, June                another opportunity to make a tile together. Look for sign-ups in
          2009 Stewardship and Finance Update                          13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stines. Last time we had about 40 guys and 50           Fellowship Hall after worship.
As of 5/20/09          This Year % Budget/Goal    Last Year % Budget   pounds of meat. Surely we can top that this year! Contact Pete Stine at                           Trinity Presbyterian Church
Budget                 $748,220                   $731,299    for more details and to be added to the email list,                  1106 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos, CA 94070
Giving to Date         $234,258      31%          $268,951    37%      or you can access the evite directly at                                                       650-593-8226 ~
Remaining for Budget   $(513,962)                 $(462,348)                      Pastor Josh’s Blog:
               TPC Sermon-Based Small Groups                                   WORSHIP THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD!
                       Missional Jesus                                         Calling our church family to Summer Sunday School!
                        Week of May 24, 2009
                        Matthew 11:25-12:14
                                                                               Come and see how God is working in the lives of our children.
                                                                               Grab a friend and team-teach at Trinity House or Children’s Church!
  •   Sentence of Scripture:
                                                                               Cuddle with the babies in the nursery!              Questions?
      “Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he
      went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities.”   Contact Kristan at or 650-593-8226.
                               ~ Matthew 11:1
  •   Pray.                                                                    All materials and guidance provided…when can you join us?

The Word                                                                         Date     Children’s Church         Nursery         Trinity House
  •   Read Matthew 11:25-12:14 in at least two versions, comparing                                    th
                                                                                                  K-4             birth - 30 mos.    31 mos. - pre-K
      what you hear in the different translations/paraphrases.
  •   Read verse 25 again. In his context, to whom was Jesus referring           June
      when he spoke of “the wise and the intelligent” (see 12:2)? To               7
      whom was he referring when he spoke of “infants”? Read in its               14
      literary context (verse 25-30), is the criticism of “the wise and           21
      the intelligent” meant as a criticism of learning? Explain.                 28           In Worship
  •   Jesus says, “I am gentle and humble in heart.” How would                   July
      these characteristics have been countercultural in the 1st-                  5
      century Roman world?
  •   What metaphor does Jesus use in verses 29-30? Why would
      this metaphor have made sense for him to use in his 1st-
      century Middle Eastern context? (Think of him as a missionary.)             26           In Worship
  •   How does Jesus affirm the value of a neighbor in the last part            August
      of this passage?                                                             2
  •   In our context, who are “the wise and the intelligent” and who are           9
      “infants”? Which of these two groups are we more like? Explain.             16
  •   What characteristics descriptive of Jesus remain or have                    23
      become countercultural in our world?                                        30           In Worship
  •   What updated metaphor(s) for the rest Jesus offers might resonate
      with persons in our 21st-century northern Californian context?
  •   How might the characteristics and metaphors named above
      help you to affirm the value of your neighbors?                          Phone:
  •   In the week ahead, walk your neighborhood at least once,                 **Return to offering plate OR Kristan's box in the mailroom!
      looking for signs of God at work and praying that these signs
      would increase; you will have an opportunity to report back to
      your group next week.                                                    Help One Child!
  •   Share prayer requests, including those that emerged as you               Do you know anyone who has fostered, adopted or is caring for a
      walked your neighborhood, and offer them to God in prayer.               relative’s child and could use some encouragement that the troubled
      Pray also for the neighborhood around the church, and the                child doesn’t have to run their life? Help One Child is holding its 9th
      neighborhood around the place where you are meeting.                     Camp Connection, Aug. 16-21, 2009. We still have spots open for
                                                                               families wishing to gain parenting techniques and family bonding
                                                                               time this summer. Past attendees say the camp experience has helped
                                                                               restore healthy family dynamics. We are also looking for scholarships
                                                                               to help deserving families attend.

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