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    "A Choice" Lauren Wright Pittman 2018

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020

    10:00 a.m.

    Trinity Presbyterian Church 630 Park Avenue

    Prescott, Arizona 86303

    (928) 445-4536

    www.aztrinitypres.org

    http://www.aztrinitypres.org/

  • GATHER A time to meet, greet and welcome one another.

    Please fill out the Friendship Register and pass it along to others in your pew.

    CHIMES The chimes call us to silent readiness.

    PRELUDE A Tune for a Trumpet Gilbert M. Martin

    PASTOR’S GREETING, INTRODUCTIONS, AND LIFE OF THE CHURCH

    CALL TO WORSHIP L: Baptized to begin lives of faith, P: we would witness to all You do in our communities, in our midst, in our world. L: Baptized to serve, P: we would speak up for the voiceless, we would bring justice to those who have none. L: Baptized to speak, P: we would heal, and not hurt; we would bless, and not curse. L: Baptized to do what is right, P: we would not play favorites, but treat each as Your Beloved. L: Let us worship God!

    HYMN #10 Sing Glory to the Name of God LASST UNS ERFREUEN (See music in bulletin)

    PRAYER OF CONFESSION God of all the saints, God of all the sinners, hear our prayer. We would be saint like – holy, good, patient, loving. But we end up feeling more like sinners – full of failures of morality, selfish, mean. Perhaps You see us simply as human – as beloved, and flawed, and trying, and failing, and succeeding. In all of this, forgive the wrong that we have done, and bless the good we have accomplished. Keep on loving us, and helping us, and molding us more and more into the image of Christ, in Whose name we pray.

    (Silence for personal confession.)

    Amen.

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    DECLARATION OF PARDON L: Friends, hear this Good News: the love of God is beyond measure, and you are included in that love. P: We are forgiven and thus freed to love and serve. Alleluia! Amen. L: Let us stand and give glory to God!

    GLORIA PATRI Hymn #579 Glory be to the Father And to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, Is now, and ever shall be, World without end – Amen, Amen.

    PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

    ANTHEM Down in the River to Pray David L. Mennicke

    As I went down in the river to pray, Studyin' about that good ol' way And who shall wear the robe and crown; Good Lord, show me the way! Oh, sisters, let's go down, Let's go down, come on down. Oh, sisters, let's go down, Down in the river to pray.

    As I went down in the river to pray, Studyin' about that good ol' way And who shall wear the starry crown; Good Lord, show me the way! Oh, brothers, let's go down, Let's go down, come on down. Oh, brothers, let's go down, Down in the river to pray.

    As I went down in the river to pray, Studyin' about that good ol' way And who shall wear the robe and crown; Good Lord, show me the way! Oh, fathers, let's go down, Let's go down, come on down. Oh, fathers, let's go down, Down in the river to pray.

    As I went down in the river to pray, Studyin' about that good ol' way And who shall wear the starry crown; Good Lord, show me the way! Oh, mothers, let's go down, Let's go down, come on down. Oh, mothers, let's go down, Down in the river to pray.

    As I went down in the river to pray, Studyin' about that good ol' way And who shall wear the robe and crown; Good Lord, show me the way! Oh, sinners, let's go down, Let's go down, come on down. Oh, sinners, let's go down, Down in the river to pray.

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    As I went down in the river to pray, Studyin' about that good ol' way And who shall wear the starry crown; Good Lord, show me the way! Oh, children, let's go down, Let's go down, come on down. Oh, children, let's go down, Down in the river to pray.

    [Children & Youth excused for Sunday Classes.]

    PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES, GIFTS, AND COMMITMENTS

    OFFERTORY Serenity James Mansfield

    DOXOLOGY Hymn #592 Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

    PRAYER OF DEDICATION

    SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 3:13-17 (NRSV, Pew Bible pp. 784-785)

    13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”

    SERMON Spiritual Waters Rev. Dr. Sue Marie Baskette

    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Adapted from the Belhar Confession We believe in one holy, universal Christian church, the unity of the communion of saints of the entire human family. And we believe that this unity of the people of God must be manifest and active, in that we love one another; that we give ourselves willingly and joyfully to one another, that we share one baptism together, that we eat of one bread and drink of one cup together, that we confess one name, one Lord, for one cause, with one hope, which is the height and the breadth and the depth and the love of Christ, forever and ever. Amen.

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    HYMN #480 Take Me to the Water TAKE ME TO THE WATER (See music in bulletin)

    PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION, CONCLUDING WITH THE LORD’S PRAYER

    The Lord’s Prayer 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;

    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

    For Thine is the kingdom and the power

    And the glory, forever. Amen.

    BENEDICTION

    POSTLUDE Festivity on "Holy Manna" William Moore arr. Douglas E. Wagner

    PRAYERS FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILY (information as of 1/8/20):

    The family and friends of Jane Slocum; and our friends Kamal Abdul-Karim, Helen Boswell, Dylan, Lauren and Parker Nordby,

    Jeff and Lynn Schwartz and her father Lew deJardines.

    We consider it a privilege to pray for you. Names will be included above for 4 weeks and then removed unless we hear otherwise or the request is updated with Charlene (928-771-8845) or Donna (949-291-1741).

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    This sweeping paraphrase of Psalm 29 conveys a sense of the Jewish reverence for the sheer power of God’sname, regarded as too holy for mortal tongues to pronounce. In keeping with its appointment for TrinitySunday, the final stanza gives the psalm a Christian interpretation.

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    A celebration of life service for Jane Slocum will be held on January 20th, 2020 at the Heritage Memory Mortuary on Grove Street at 10:00 AM.

    Thank You to Today’s Service Volunteers: Acolytes ~ Charly Dunn, Shea Sobel, and Vann Massé

    Greeters ~ Jerry & Joan Carrell Ushers ~ Tom Benson, Stephanie Kallam, Barb Poland, and Donna Sprague

    Liturgist ~ Bob Carsten

    Last Week’s Attendance ~ 224 Sunday 8:30 AM ~ 36 • Sunday 10 AM ~ 188

    Upcoming Services:

    The Trinity Project is on break through January 15th

    We will resume on January 22nd

    Wednesday, January 15th 7:00 PM: Chancel Choir Rehearsal (for choir enthusiasts)

    Sunday Worship 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM, January 19th, 2020 Rev. Dr. Sue Marie Baskette

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    Lectionary readings for January 12th, 2020, Baptism of the Lord

    Isaiah 42:1-9 (Pew Bible, pp. 584-585) Psalm 29 (p. 438)

    Acts 10:34-43 (p. 895) Matthew 3:13-17 (pp. 784-785)

    REFLECTIONS & PRAYER REQUESTS

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    BIBLE STUDIES & FELLOWSHIP “Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.”~Psalm 119:18 (NRSV)

    TRINITY 4KIDS is our program for children up to 5th grade. We meet year-round on Sundays at 8:30 AM and 10:15 AM in the Children's Center (through Grace Mitchell and downstairs). Come join us for fun, lessons, and activities! For more information contact Jennifer Garber at [email protected] or 928-445-4536, ext. 114.

    IGNITE YOUTH: God does not call us to be “lukewarm” believers. He wants all of our hearts, all of the time. Let’s grow together and learn how to ignite our faith so that we can do our best to always be believers on fire for Christ. Open to all youth ages 6th grade through 18 years old. Sundays year-round at 10:15 AM, and Wednesdays during the school year from 3:30-5:30 PM in the Youth Room. For more information, contact Kelsey Claire at 928-445-4536, ext. 110 or [email protected]

    INTERSECTIONS CLASS is currently studying and discussing the book, New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton. Merton uses the Gospel parable of the sower as a metaphor for the “sowing of seeds” meant to lead to an abundant harvest in the spiritual life of his readers. The book considers aspects of Christian contemplation in 39 short chapters or "seeds" covering a diverse range of topics. All are welcome. Sundays at 8:30 AM in the Sicatuva Room.

    FRIDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP meets Fridays at 9:30 AM in the Sicatuva room. Our winter study is James Howell's book, "What Does the Lord Require?". Please contact Kate (267.981.3923) if you would like to join us. We look forward to welcoming you!

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    THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

    GIVING ENVELOPES for 2020 can be found in the lanai. Pick up yours today!

    PRESCOTT AREA SHELTER SERVICES (PASS) needs donations of toilet tissue, paper towels, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies for their family residents. Please bring your donations to the container marked PASS under the coat rack outside of the church office. Martha Circle will distribute them. Thank you!

    THE TRINITY TREKKERS HIKING GROUP will hold an annual meeting on Sunday, January 26th, in the Sicatuva Room, following the 10:00 AM service. This meeting will be for planning the 2020 hikes along with an opportunity for members to lead a hike and share ideas.

    PER CAPITA - As Presbyterians, we agree to participate in the life of the wider church by serving Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. One of the ways we do this is through our Per Capita apportionment which is how we mutually share the cost of coming together to discern the Spirit's leading for the future. Each member is responsible for their share of this cost. The Presbytery of Grand Canyon approved the 2020 Per Capita apportionment at $37.35 per member. Per Capita gifts should be made payable to Trinity, and will be forwarded on to the Presbytery.

    JOIN OUR TRINITY MOPS MINISTRY! "Mothers of Preschoolers" is a ministry to support moms with kids ages birth to Kindergarten, "We believe in the simple but revolutionary

    idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face." Our MOPS gatherings take place the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (unless there is a holiday or kids are on break) from October 14-May 11 at 8:00-11:30 AM in the Children's Center and the Grace Mitchell Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, contact Jennifer at [email protected] or 928-445-4536 ext. 114.

    CARE TEAM MISSION STATEMENT: To foster caring relationships within our church family as we hold each other up in prayer, encourage one another with phone calls, greeting cards, prayer shawls, home and hospital visits as well as acts of kindness for those in need such as bringing over a meal, help with grocery shopping or giving a ride to church or a medical appointment.

    YOUR MISSION "If you choose to accept it": is to let us know if you need our assistance!! Contact the church office: 445-4536 ext. 113, Charlene: 771-8845 or 273-6093, or Charlie: 925-0057.

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    JOY SINGERS will sing TODAY, January 12th, at 4:00 PM at Samaritan Village Chapel. Join us if you can! We will also sing on January 19th and 26th (TBA). Joy Singers are not an elite singing group or choir. We just like to visit in-care homes and sing the old hymns with the residents. Anyone is welcome to join us – try it – you will like it! For more information call Joy at 445-7560.

    PRESCOTT COMMUNITY CUPBOARD board of directors is holding an annual meeting and installation of officers THIS Saturday, January 18th at 12:30 PM in Grace Mitchell Fellowship Hall. ALL ARE INVITED to join us. Refreshments will be provided. All interested in the work of the Cupboard are encouraged to attend! (If you would like to sit in on an actual board meeting you can come at 11:00 AM to the Sicatuva room) Hope to see you there! For questions or more information, please contact Joy at 445-7560.

    PASTOR SUE MARIE'S EMAIL: When corresponding with Pastor Sue Marie by email please double check what email address you are using. Please use the [email protected] address. There is another email address being used that is no longer active. Using an address other than the [email protected] will result in lost correspondence - and we do not want that happening. Thank you so much for your attention to this issue.

    PARENTS NIGHT OUT: The next Parents Night Out will be Friday, January 17th and then the third Friday of each month from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM in the Children's Center. Bring your kiddos (ages birth - 5th grade) while you enjoy an evening out. For more information or to confirm a spot, contact Jennifer Garber at 928-445-4536, ext. 114 or [email protected]

    THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY meets the second Thursday of each month, at 1:00 PM in The Family Room at church. Join us if you knit or crochet or would like to learn! Contact Charlene (928-771-8845) if you would like to receive a prayer shawl; we present them to our members who are welcoming a new baby, graduating high school, turning 90, or feel in need of the comfort of a prayer shawl.

    LIKE OUR TPC FACEBOOK PAGE! The Outreach Team invites the Trinity family to go to our Trinity Presbyterian Church (TPC) Facebook page to like it! When in Facebook search, “@TrinityPrescottAZ” to find it and there you have options to like it, leave a comment, and/or share it with “friends.” This is a powerful tool to help us get the good word out about TPC.

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    COMMUNITY CUPBOARD NEWS: Thank you for your food and money donations. The money goes a long way because our buyer purchases items at a big discount for us. If you want to bring food please look for sales on canned fruit, canned meat, and peanut butter. These items are needed the most and cost the most for our buyer to purchase. Also, please continue to bring paper or plastic grocery bags and put them in the Community Cupboard box in the hallway outside the church office. THANK YOU!

    FLOWERS AND REFRESHMENTS: Sign-up charts to provide Sunday’s flowers or refreshments are located on the wall across from the church office. Flowers are $25/bouquet or $10/single rose, and must be in by Tuesday morning for the upcoming Sunday. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special occasions with us!

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    Easy-to-use Sound Mate Personal Listening Systems are available in the drawer of the information table in the narthex. These headsets allow you to individually control the volume

    levels of speakers in our Sanctuary according to your hearing needs and preferences.

    For your convenience, business cards listing church Staff and Elders (Session) are available in the office and on the narthex table.

    Summaries of the most recent meeting of Session are available in the Information Center in the hallway outside the church office.

    If you are a member or a participating friend of Trinity and would like a copy of our Trinity Member/Friends Directory, stop by the church office (Mon.-Thurs., 9:00 AM-3:00 PM) to get one.

    Audio CD recordings of the 10:00 AM Sunday Service are available on the table in the narthex. Video DVDs for all services are available on request. Please see David Passell.

    The 10:00 AM Sunday Service Sermon audio and Podcast are available on our website at www.aztrinitypres.org

    Music printed in the bulletin is used by permission. CCLI License # 3025701

    Trinity Presbyterian Church 630 Park Avenue

    Prescott, Arizona 86303

    (928) 445-4536

    www.aztrinitypres.org

    If you are hospitalized, please contact us, or have a loved one

    contact us at (928) 445-4536.

    The hospital will not contact us independently.

    Many thanks for your consideration.

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