Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church


Sunday, May 27, 2018

10:00 a.m.


Trinity Sunday


Sunday, May 27, 2018


The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.


We Gather to Worship God




   Prelude          “How Great Is Our God”

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*Call to Worship

Here in this place,

light streams in and music rings out.

Here in this place,

friends are greeted and strangers are welcomed.

Here among these people

hands are held and concerns are shared.

Here among these people,

truth is spoken and promises are remembered.

Here in this moment,

grace is offered and hope is real.

Here in this moment, God is among us and we are at home.


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn #1 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Gracious God,

forgive us when we know not what we are doing: when we are too distracted to notice someone in need

when we repeat generalizations that have been passed down to us

when we deny that prejudice and privilege are real.

Merciful God, forgive us

when we know exactly what we are doing:

when we judge our neighbors rather than love them

when we exclude someone because they are not like us

when we are too tired for the hard work of choosing life.

Loving God, forgive us and make us better than we have proven ourselves to be.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Trinity Song”

Holy Father, Son and Spirit

Holy communion, three in one

Come with your peace with your invitation

Bind us together in holy love

Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.


Passing of the Peace

The peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you.


*Gloria Patri #581

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.


Time with the Children

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


Anthem “Hymn to the Trinity” Tchaikovsky


We Listen for God’s Word


Prayer for Illumination


New Testament 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 NT page 175

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Sermon John R. Hilley


Time of Reflection


We Respond to the Word


Prayers of the People—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.








*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication


We Go from Here & Serve


*Hymn #10 “Sing Glory to the Name of God” Vs. 1, 4








*Please stand if you are able.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians: the Choir; Elder of the Day: Brian McGuire.


This Week in Children's Worship: This week we celebrate Trinity Sunday by hearing the story of Isaiah's call to be God's helper. We will talk about ways we can be ready to be a helper to those around us, just like Isaiah! Help us refresh our worship bags - giving them a summer remix. Come choose a new book or two and add some exciting summer activities and art supplies to your worship bag!


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. Be sure to complete a yellow contact card if you wish to receive future communications from EBPC.


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.


Children’s Announcements from Lindsey

Save the Date:

· June 9: EBPC Summer Backyard Shenanigan #1 at Elizabeth Johnson's home. Join us from 9-10:30am for donuts, juice, fellowship and fun!

· June 29-July 1: Family Camp at NaCoMe: Young Families are invited to join us at NaCoMe for Family Camp June 29-July 1. Sign up at https://www.nacome.org/ or email Lindsey for directions lhindsbrown@ebpctn.org. Deadline to register is June 10! 


· Robotix Camp: Did you know there is a STEAM Robotix Camp at EBPC this summer? Email contactus@rxiedu.com for more information!

· Calling all Youth! Are you interested in helping out with Children's Worship next year? Let Ms. Lindsey know! 

ACOLYTES NEEDED: Is your child interested in being an Acolyte or Water Bearer in worship? Please use this link to let us know which weeks they will participate!  https://goo.gl/M8gQUH



Today is the last day to sign up to make ice cream for the Crankin’! At First Presbyterian Church, June 3. Our goal is to produce 600 gallons so that 3,000 guests can eat all the homemade ice cream they want! Check with your Church Captain or visit www.marthaobryan.org/crankin to download recipe forms, order containers & labels, tickets, t-shirts, and more information. Make plans now to attend the Crankin’ even if you are not making ice cream. The real fun is tasting the hundreds of flavors that are created especially for the event. Buy tickets ahead of time at pre-event prices. Children under 2 are FREE, ages 3–12 are $8 each, and adult tickets are $10 per person for all the ice cream you can eat! These prices are pre-event prices. At the door prices are: ages 3 – 12 $10 each, and adult tickets are $13 each. Free parking is available at Franklin Road Academy, Overton High School and Judson Baptist Church on Franklin Road with shuttle service to First Presbyterian. Look for designated parking signs. All proceeds benefit Martha O'Bryan Center, a covenant mission of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee. The REAL winners are those served by the Martha O'Bryan Center.  On a foundation of Christan faith, the Martha O’Bryan Center empowers children, you, and adults in poverty to transofrm their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship.


We have a new EBPC Preschool Flier and video! In addition to our new preschool video that we debuted last week, we also have a new preschool flier promoting our wonderful program. Please take a look at this wonderful flier, and share it with any friends or family you know who might be looking for a preschool program. With our new video and flier, we are ready to share all the wonderful news about our preschool! Look for links to both in the eblast sent out on Friday.


Y.A.Y.A.H. Events for June (Y.A.Y.A.H stands for the Young and Young at Heart, everyone is invited to join us). Crockett Concert Series: Sunday June 3rd: the Wannabeatles, Sunday, June 24: Dangerous Dan and the Funk Town Horns. We will meet at the church at 6:00 pm and car pool over to Crockett. Bring lawn chairs and money for food truck. Or bring coolers of your drinks and snacks

Please let Kelly know if you plan on coming by email at kmcconnell@ebpctn.org or cell phone at (615) 504-8634. Y.A.Y.A.H. ladies lunch at Thistle Farms: The Café is part of Thistle Farms' social enterprise, which heals, empowers, and employs women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. On Tuesday, June 26, we will meet at the church at 11 am and we will drive together. This is a great way to support the women of Thistle Farms and allow us time to socialize. Please let Kelly know if you would like to attend by email at kmcconnell@ebpctn.org or cell phone at (615) 504-8634.



Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, May 27

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

3:00 p.m. Yoga

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous

Monday, May 28—Memorial Day

Office closed

Wednesday, May 30

10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:00 p.m. Handbells

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Sunday, June 3

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

1:00 p.m. Martha O’Bryan Ice Cream Crankin’

3:00 p.m. Yoga

6:30 p.m. YAYAHs go to Crockett Park Concert Series

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous


Praise & Prayers

† Prayers of thanks and gratitude from Marcie Gilchrist for all the meals, cards, prayers and well-wishes following her recent hip surgery and continuing recovery. The expressions of care and concern mean so much!

† Prayers for Connie and Bruce Hockaday of Cary, North Carolina, sister and brother-in-law of David Thomerson, as they face the uncertainty of separate cancer diagnoses.

† Prayers of thanksgiving for all our “graduates”.

† Prayers for the friends of Susan Schellhardt who are going through difficulties—Kelly & Michelle Rakow, Delinda & Danny Kelly, and Elba & Hose Garcia.

† Prayers for John Jeter, father of Pam Hunter, who has intestinal cancer.

† Prayers for our mission workers, Charles & Melissa Johnson, working on food security concerns in Lundazi, Zambia.

† Prayers for our partner churches in the Petén, Guatemala and for the work of The Rev. Philip Beisswenger, our Presbyterian Mission Worker.


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Kristine Vasilevskis at team5v@att.net or (615) 403-5713.