Trinity Sunday | First Sunday after Pentecost

30 May, 2021

Welcome to All Souls at Home

“Our posture of waiting does not deny the horrors of the night, but it bets on the morning to come.”

Tish Harrison Warren, Prayers in the Night

"Psalm 24"

words: Evan Wilson (adapted from Psalm 24)

music: Evan Wilson

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The earth is the Lord’s
And everything in it
The earth and all who live in it
Come now and receive
Blessing from the Lord
And vindication from our God

Lift up your heads (lift up your heads)
You mighty gates (you mighty gates)
Be lifted up (be lifted up)
You ancient doors (you ancient doors)
That the king of glory may come in

Who may ascend
The mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
The one whose hands are clean
The one whose heart is pure
The one who does not in an idol trust

Lift up your heads (lift up your heads)
You mighty gates (you mighty gates)
Be lifted up (be lifted up)
You ancient doors (you ancient doors)

That the king of glory may come in

From Psalm 29:1-4, 10-11

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.

"A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing"

words: The Venerable Bede (735 CE), trans. Benjamin Webb


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A hymn of glory let us sing
New songs throughout the world shall ring
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ, by a road before untrod,
Ascends unto the throne of God
Praise the Father, Son, and Spirit
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Be now our joy on earth, O Lord
And be our future great reward
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Then, throned with you forever, we
Shall praise your name eternally
Praise the Father, Son, and Spirit
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O risen Christ, ascended Lord
All praise to you let earth accord
Alleluia! Alleluia!
You are, while endless ages run,
With Father and with Spirit One
Praise the Father, Son, and Spirit
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17 (niv)

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. (Romans 8:14-16)

God of mercy, I confess:

I so often live not as your child but as an orphan, spiritually—
as though I am unloved, unloveable, and belonging to no one.

I spend more time and energy on justifying my selfishness—
covering my sin—

than confessing it to you;
I am more concerned with my right-ness than reconciliation;
I focus on the faults of others and seek to hide my own;
But now, I acknowledge my sin to you—
I will not hide it, now having no reason to in Christ,

my brother and co-heir.

Let’s acknowledge these things silently before the Lord, knowing forgiveness and rest are freely available in Jesus.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Hear and know that you are forgiven, and be at peace. Thanks be to God.

During the reflection time, children are invited to engage in a special time of reading and song so they can learn and discover the gospel in a language and style more suitable to them. Click here for the video.

Andy Pelander

Exodus 10:21-29 (niv)

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt—darkness that can be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. 23 No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.

24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.”

25 But Moses said, “You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the Lord our God. 26 Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the Lord our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the Lord.”

27 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go.28 Pharaoh said to Moses, “Get out of my sight! Make sure you do not appear before me again! The day you see my face you will die.”

29 “Just as you say,” Moses replied. “I will never appear before you again.”

"Death In His Grave"

words: John Mark McMillan

music: John Mark McMillan

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Though the earth cried out for blood,
Satisfied her hunger was
Billows calmed on raging seas
For the souls of men she craved
Sun and moon, from balcony
Turned their heads in disbelief
Their precious love would taste the sting
Disfigured and disdained


On Friday, a thief; on Sunday, a king
Laid down in grief, but awoke with the keys
To hell on that day, firstborn of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave

So three days in darkness slept,
The morning sun of righteousness
But rose to shame the throes of death
And overturn his rule
Now daughters and the sons of men
Would not pay their dues again
The debt of blood they owed was rent
When the day rolled anew


He has cheated hell and seated
Us above the Fall
In desperate places he paid our wages
One time, once and for all


On Friday, a thief; on Sunday, a king
Laid down in grief, but awoke holding keys
To hell on that day, firstborn of the slain
The man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave

Freely you have received; freely give.
(Matthew 10:8)

All we have is given to us by God. Our offerings express this joyful dependence as well as our commitment to join God in his work of renewal. He who met our most dire need through Christ will continue to provide for every need we have— so, whether we have much or little, God calls us to treasure and trust Him above all.

All gifts go toward ministry initiatives of All Souls and relief of those in need.

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From 2 Corinthians 13:13

May the grace of Christ, which daily renews us,
and the love of God, which enables us to love all,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
which unites us in one body,
make us eager to obey the will of God
until we meet again, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Let us go forth and serve our world as those who love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Thanks be to God!

In-person worship next Sunday, June 6

Join us at The Hallows Church for in-person, safely-distanced, outdoor worship at 10a and 11:15a next Sunday, June 6. An RSVP form will go out via email next week, so please let us know if and with whom you plan to attend. Get directions.

All Souls At Home, Live Edition: Sunday, June 13

Mark your calendars for live online worship over Zoom on Sunday, June 13th at 10a. Stay tuned to your email inbox for more details and the Zoom link. .

Mid-week Vespers

Join us Wednesday nights at 8p on Zoom for a brief gathering of song, liturgy and prayer. Join us on Zoom.

Birds flying over Westcrest Park