Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, June 11, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Trinity Sunday

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Sunday, June 11, 2017


Trinity Sunday


   Welcome & Announcements




*Call to Worship

Called to be faithful stewards of creation, we come to worship:

To sing to the One

who has created all that is good, beautiful and true, and who has shared everything with us.

Called to be disciples of Jesus Christ, we come to learn:

To follow the One

who meets us in every moment of our lives, in every place we find ourselves.

Called to proclaim the Good News of Easter, we come to create:

To be led by the Spirit, who moves in and through us as we celebrate life and serve the world.


*Hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”


Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!


Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Why do you pay us any attention, Artist of creation?

Created in your image,

we show faces filled with desire to do good,

but offer hearts filled with anger to those around us.


Called to be disciples of Christ,

we all too often are seen chasing after the false promises of the easy life.


Offered the role of being stewards of creation,

we think that everything you have created is to be used up so we can enjoy life,

giving no thought for future generations.


Yet you have declared everything you created to be good, even us, God of unexpected grace.


So we know that,

in Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior,

you will reshape our greed into generosity, our bitterness into blessings and our brokenness into lives

poured out in service to our sisters and brothers.


Time for silent reflection

Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.


First Movement: God...for us


Scripture Reading Psalm 8




Art as Liturgy


Second Movement: God...beside us


*Scripture Reading John 15:26-27; 16: 12-15


Art as Liturgy


Prayer at the Tables (with 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin 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. Amen.


Third Movement: God...in us




Song “I Danced in the Morning”


I danced in the morning when the world was begun,

and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,

and I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth.

At Bethlehem I had my birth.



Dance, then, wherever you may be; I am the Lord of the Dance,

said he, and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,

and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.


I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,

but they would not dance and they would not follow me.

I danced for the fishermen, for James and John.

They came with me and the dance went on.


I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame.

The holy people said it was a shame.

They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high,

and left me there on a cross to die.


I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black.

It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.

They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,

but I am the dance and I still go on.


They cut me down and I leapt up high.

I am the life that will never, never die.

I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me,

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.



Blessed are you, O God, God of all Creation.
In the beginning you separated light from darkness

and placed all your creative works in our hands.

Today we remember and give thanks.

Today we bless You as You have blessed us.

Today we stand with prophets, reformers, artists and saints

who have lived, worked, spoken and loved us into being.

Today we stand with

authors of peace and justice,

composers of community,

designers of hope,

choreographers of compassion,

sculptors of simplicity,

poets of forgiveness,

knitters of humility,

painters of hospitality,

gardeners of gratitude.

Today we bless them as they have blessed us.

Creative, Creating God,

Your touch makes this world holy.

Inspire us, illumine us, and bless us

with courage, wisdom and imagination

to use our hands, hearts, minds and souls

to be our best, most creative selves

in our living and our loving.

Today and always.



Scripture Reading Matthew 28:16-20


Commissioning of Mission Trip Participants


Song “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”


Every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.

Yes, every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.


Upon the mountain, when my Lord spoke,

out of God’s mouth came fire and smoke.

Looked all around me, it looked so fine,

till I asked my Lord if all was mine.


Jordan River, chilly and cold,

it chills the body but not the soul.

There is but one train upon this track.

It runs to heaven and then right back.







*Please stand if you are able.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser.


Children's Announcements: This Sunday children will be staying in worship to join in on the interactive art stations that will be set up in the sanctuary. What a fun day for all! There will be additional activities set up on the back table for children. The nursery will be open! Picnic and playdate on Tuesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at River Park (next to Brentwood Library on Concord Rd). Contact Elizabeth Johnson at (919) 724-0976 with questions.


Welcome to East Brentwood

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.


To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the calendar of events for dates and times.


Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.


Are you looking for a convenient way to support EBPC's mission and programs? Do you want a secure and organized way to make donations to the church? Are you like most people who do not carry a checkbook around anymore? EBPC offers many choices when it comes to donations. With the advent of online giving, making donations is an easy and convenient choice. Online giving gives you the ability to donate to EBPC without writing a check or remembering to give each month. EBPC offers two online giving options. One option gives you the ability to donate by bank draft directly from your bank and the second option allows you to donate online through our EBPC website, through a mobile app, or even with a quick text message from your phone.


Join us today for Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’! It is from 3:00—5:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Nashville. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for children at the gate. Children under 2 are free.


Plans are shaping up for our 3rd Annual Music in the Grove concert on September 4th! We have three bands booked so far: Next Door Boys - which includes two alums from our very own preschool - and Mr. Steve, the Music Man and our very own Nate Strasser & Friends band. We are still confirming our headliner for the concert so stay tuned for an upcoming announcement. In addition to our musical offerings, we will have a bounce house, face painting, Skye Studios musical petting zoo, food trucks and more!


Congregational Care: We want to assist with needs that may arise, either anticipated or unexpected, among the people in our church family. Examples of supports include: assistance with transportation and home delivered meals following medical procedures, transportation to church for Sunday services, prayer requests, funeral support and in-home communion. If you have these or other needs, please feel free to contact Richard Strecker at (615) 472-1502 or streckr1@aol.com.


Volunteers needed! Your assistance is needed in the following ways: opener/closer, liturgist, nursery assistant, acolyte (2nd-5th Grade) and Worship & Hospitality Team members to greet people, distribute the bulletins, collect the offering, etc. If you are willing and able to help in June, please go the SignUp Genius link on our website and select the date and role(s) for which you would like to volunteer.



Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, June 11

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Youth leave for mission trip

3:00 p.m. Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Tuesday, June 13

9:00 a.m. Preschool camp

10:00 a.m. Families with young children picnic and playdate

Wednesday, June 14

9:00 a.m. Preschool camp

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Thursday, June 15

9:00 a.m. Preschool camp

Sunday, June 18

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship


Praise and Prayers

† Prayers for Elizabeth Johnson and her family, who are grieving the loss of Elizabeth’s grandmother, Barbara Duncan Kellogg, this week.

† Prayers of healing and strength for Lindsey Hinds-Brown as she recovers from surgery.

† Prayers of healing and strength for Joanna Roberts as she recovers from surgery.

† Prayers of healing and strength for Debra Swartz, sister of Mary Ellen Hofstetter, who has multiple health issues.

† Prayers of healing and strength for Ron Rein.

† Prayers for Bill and Ruth Miller.

† Prayers for the health of the churches in the Peten Provence of Guatemala who our mission team met on their recent trip.

† Prayers for Brent Byers and his family.

† Prayers for our nation and its leaders.

† Prayers of healing for Carrie Jane Hopkins.

† Prayers for those facing addictions, either their own or those of family members and loved ones.

† Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who are working in Lusaka.


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Richard Strecker, Congregational Care moderator by e-mail: streckr1@aol.com or phone 615.472.1502.