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 firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. 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 http://www.helponechild.org/resources/pcc/CampConnection/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.relayforlife.org/sancarlosbelmontca 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 email@example.com 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 ~ www.trinity-pres.org Remaining for Budget $(513,962) $(462,348) http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/GTFSDLVPVXZMCTCQGBEM/jbogbbq Pastor Josh’s Blog: www.postyesterdaychurch.blogspot.com 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. Gathering 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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? 12 • What metaphor does Jesus use in verses 29-30? Why would 19 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? Name: • How might the characteristics and metaphors named above help you to affirm the value of your neighbors? Phone: Email: Sending • 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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