Sunday Service  @ 9am
Wednesday Service @ 6:30pm


2090 Emerson Ave Alliance, NE 69301

Bulletin for Holy Trinity Sunday, June 4, 2023

Worship Helpers: Preacher–Melinda Ewing, Reader-Kevin Horn, Lay Assist-Luayne Weisgerber

Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today’s second reading includes the apostolic
greeting that begins the liturgy: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion
of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our
faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through
the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the
creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.
(*) Please stand as you are able
(-) Please be seated
The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.
L: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who greets us in this and every season,
whose word never fails, whose promise is sure.
C: Amen.
L: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of our neighbors.
Silence for reflection.
L: Merciful God,
C: we confess that we have sinned. We have hurt our community. We have squandered
your blessings. We have hoarded your bounty. In the name of Jesus, forgive us and
grant us your mercy.
Silence is kept for reflection.
L: God is a cup of cold water when we thirst. God offers boundless grace when we fail. Claim
the gift of God’s mercy: you are freed and forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus Christ.
C: Amen.
*GATHERING SONG Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty! ELW 413

L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
C: And also with you.
*KYRIE ELW p. 184
*CANTICLE OF PRAISE Glory to God ELW p. 213
L: Almighty Creator and ever-living God:
C: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One
-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last
into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching, and song.
-FIRST READING: Genesis 1:1- -2:4a
(after the reading)
L Word of God, word of life. C Thanks be to God.

-SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
(after the reading)
L Word of God, word of life. C Thanks be to God.
-LET THE CHILDREN COME (Please pass worship cards to the center aisle)
*GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Alleluia. Lord, to Whom Shall We Go? ELW p. 188
*GOSPEL: Matthew 28:16-20
L The holy gospel according to Matthew, the 28th chapter. C Glory to you , O Lord.
(after the reading)
L The Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to you, O Christ.
-MESSAGE Melinda Ewing
-HYMN OF THE DAY Come, Join the Dance of Trinity ELW 412
each petition ends with
L God, in your mercy, C hear our prayer.
L The peace of Christ be with you always.
C And also with you.
(Please share a sign of God’s peace with one another, such as Peace be with you.)
The Offering is presented at the altar as the Offertory is sung.
-OFFERTORY We Are an Offering ELW 692
L God of field and forest, sea and sky, you are the giver of all good things. Sustain us with
these gifts of your creation, and multiply your graciousness in us, that the world may be fed
with your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
C Amen.
L Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.
C Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be
done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.
L: The God who calls across the cosmos and speaks in the smallest seed ☩ bless, keep, and
sustain you now and to the end of the age.
C: Amen.
*SENDING HYMN Spread, Oh Spread, Almighty Word ELW 663
L Go in peace. Share the harvest.
C Thanks be to God.

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SCRIPTURES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 11th– Hosea 5:15- -6:6, Psalm 50:7-15, Romans 4:13-25,
Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26.
PRESCHOOL- Taking registrations now!! Please help us get the word out. We are trying to
get the information on social media as much as possible, but word of mouth would be great as
well. Thank you for all your support of the Preschool!
WOMEN’S RETREAT– June 10th at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 515 Emerson, 9am-4pm.
FATHER’S DAY & JUNE BRUNCH– June 18th. Carry-in brunch following 9am worship!
WORSHIP HELPERS – June 11 -Reader– Jody Mischnick, Lay Assistant– Maurine Roller,
June 18– Reader– ???, Lay Assistant– Luayne Weisgerber, June 25-Reader– Patricia Jones,
Lay Assistant-Earl Jones.
COMMUNITY TABLE– Monday, June 19th & 26th at 10:30am. Are you able to help serve? Please
contact the church office at 762-1883.
ALTAR GUILD– We need volunteers to help with the Altar Guild. Contact Luayne Weisgerber
for additional information or to sign up. Thanks!
MEMBER CALLER– You may have noticed you haven’t been receiving any robo-calls from the
church recently. As of April 1st, right during Holy Week, our calling program was discontinued.
We had four days notice of this, so we couldn’t plan ahead! We are working on getting another
program set up, but, of course, it takes time. Please forgive us not getting you information via
phone if you are a helper for worship, or for upcoming events. Be sure to watch the bulletins or
Facebook until we get things going again. Thanks!

Actual expenses thru 5/28/2023 $67,940.43
Giving thru 5/28/2023 $55,931.61
Giving under actual expenses ($12,008.82)
21 Weeks of Budget Expenses $80,133.69
Giving under Budget Expenses ($24,202.08)