June 10, 2022
Prayer Before Worship: God who created the world, Jesus the Son given for the world, Holy Spirit ever present in the world, be with us in our worship that we may know the fullness of the Holy One. As God lives in Triune community, so may we live in communion with God and each other. Amen.
In Today’s Worship: This Sunday begins the second half of the Church year, which focuses on our life of responding to God’s grace. Our Christian living begins with remembering who God is, His nature, and what He has done. For that reason, today is called Trinity Sunday, and it is the only major festival in the Christian Church year that does not remember an event that happened, but a summary of the Bible’s teachings about God. We are people who share a common belief in our God. This is so important that the Early Church wrote:
“Whoever will be saved shall, above all else, hold the universal Christian faith. Which faith, except everyone keeps whole and undefiled, without doubt he will perish eternally. And this is the universal Christian faith: that we worship one God in three persons and three persons in one God, neither confusing the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. And in this Trinity, neither is before nor after another; neither is greater or less than another; but the whole three persons are co-eternal together and co-equal, so that in all things, the Unity in Trinity and the trinity in Unity is to be worshiped.” ~ The Athanasian Creed.