Even though we have returned in in-person worship, we still use the order of worship in our hymnals.         Please note the Order of Worship below.
We look forward to seeing you in worship! 
We begin to gather for worship Sunday afternoons at 4:00.
Worship begins at 4:30 - the Zoom Meeting ID # is 201 637 829


La Feria, Texas

May 26, 2024

Trinity Sunday




Call To Worship (Bob)

Blessed be the Holy Trinity, one God, who writes the laws on our hearts, who draws all people together through Jesus.  

(all God’s Children say) Amen.


Opening Hymn –

GTG #69 –

“I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I am Lord)”


Prayer of the Day (Bob)

Let us pray.

Almighty Creator and ever-living God:  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.

(All God’s children say) Amen.


Call to Confession (Bob)

The Lord watches over our ways.  Let us put our trust in God’s grace and confess our sins.


Confession and Prayer (Bob)

Holy God:  

                   We confess that we are caught in snares of sin and cannot break free.  We hoard resources while our neighbors are hungry and cold.  We speak in ways that silence others.  We are silent when we should speak up. We keep score in our hearts.  We let hurts grown into hatred.  For all these things and for sins only you know, forgive us, Lord.

(All God’s children say) Amen.



Personal Confession (Community)

   Please take a moment for your private prayers of personal confession.

(Water pours to break the silence)


Assurance of Pardon (Bob)

In Christ Jesus, God has promised to forgive us and reconcile us to God and each other.  With joy, let us share that peace with one another…


Passing the Peace (Bob)

Having been reconciled with God, let’s be reconciled with each other.  All God’s children say:

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.


Gloria Patri

GtG #581 – “Glory Be to the Father”



Prayer for Illumination (Linda)  

May the reading of your Word sanctify us in the truth and bring us to perfect joy.   (All God’s children say)              Amen.


First Reading (Linda)             

A reading from Isaiah 6:1-8

The Word of the Lord.     Gracias a Dios.


Second Reading (Linda)

A reading from Romans 8:12-17

          The Word of the Lord.     Gracias a Dios.


Gospel Reading (Bob)

A reading from John 3:1-17

          The Word of the Lord.     Gracias a Dios.




“A Great Mystery: Faith”                                    Bob Dymond


God is Good, All the Time!

Todo el Tiempo, Dios es Bueno!



GtG #8 - “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”


Affirmation of Faith – the Apostle’s Creed

Preacher of the Day leads all to read together.


I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary,

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic* church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen

*That is, the true Christian church of all times and all places.


Prayers of the People (Linda, with Charley taking notes)

Prayers of Praise:

Lord in your Love and Grace, Hear our Praise!

Prayers of Intercession:

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer!



Invitation to the Offering (Erik)

God invites us to give the testimony of our hearts in practical offerings of money and time. Therefore, let us testify to God’s love by bringing our gifts.


Special Mission Offering for May: (Erik)

Loaves and Fishes


Giving to New Hope (Erik)


Doxology (Erik)

Let’s sing a song of praise for all that God has given us!

Let’s sing the Doxology together.


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



Dedication of the Offering (Erik)

Jesus has made God known to us.  We already belong to God.  And so we dedicate these gifts to God’s service and to the glory of God’s name. (all God’s children say) Amen.



Invitation to Join (Terri) if guests are present


Blessing (Bob)


Now to Him who is able to keep you

Who is able to keep you from stumbling,

And to make you stand in God’s presence,

Full of glory, blameless with great joy


To the only God our Savior

And to Jesus Christ our Lord

Be all glory, majesty, dominion, and power,

Before all time and now and forever.


Amen and Amen

Amen and Amen

Amen and Amen

Amen and Amen and Amen.


Charge (Bob)



GtG #12 - “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


Go in Peace to Love and to Serve and to Follow Jesus


 FinalAnnouncements & Schedule (Bob) 


Thank you to our dedicated Worship Contributors: Ruling Elder Terri Ericson, Ruling Elder Linda Davis, Deacon Norma Cordero, Elder Susan Kerens, Elder Erik Breden, Elder Julia Todd Stone, Elder Charley Kidder, David and Jeri DeWeese, Natalie Rae Davis, Angelica and Helenavi Sumilong, and Teaching Elder, Rev. Mary Breden (H.R.)

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