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Children's Activity

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Promises to keep -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Making disciples -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Go make disciples -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Today's gospel reading contains one of the most famous messages in all of scripture.
In whose name? -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Teachers or Parents: The Trinity is one of the mysteries of
Always with us -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Teachers or Parents: How do we understand the presence of
Recruiting for Jesus -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Materials:
Paper (one per child)
Crayons, colored pencils

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) --Matthew 28:16-20 -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) --Matthew 28:16-20 -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008

Commentary

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Optical Illusion? -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
Walking through a carnival midway at the county fair, a man met his neighbors, a young couple with t
Changing the conversation -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- David Kalas -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
You probably have, as I do, certain email applications that allow you to view your emails as "conver
It was good -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20, Psalm 8 -- William H. Shepherd, Schuyler Rhodes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
The more I listened, the more I heard desperation.
Down for the count -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20, Psalm 8 -- R. Craig Mccreary -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
All of my life, as I am sure of that in most of your lives, I have had to live by the
The world's a stage -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1999
In his play As You Like It William Shakespeare wrote those familiar words: "All the world's a
The mysterious Trinity -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1996
It was good -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20, Psalm 8 -- William H. Shepherd -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
The more I listened, the more I heard desperation.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) --Matthew 28:16-20 -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) --Matthew 28:16-20 -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Jordan's Story -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Go And Lo -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations....and lo I am with you always...” (v.
Spread Jesus' Kingdom -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
The Point: Listen to what Jesus asks of us and do it.
Finally, farewell -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one
Promises to keep -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (v. 20b)
Peace be with you -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. (v. 12)

Making disciples -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of
Greet one another -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Well, boys and girls, our lesson today is a short one. It's only three verses.
Go make disciples -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Good morning! This is a map of the world.
The benediction -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Good morning! I'd like to talk with you this morning about
In whose name? -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Good morning! How many of you know what Sunday this is? (Let
Different but the same -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Good morning! This morning I brought with me a person some of
Always with us -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
The sun is always with us. We can't see it here this morning
A sign of caring -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Good morning, boys and girls.
Recruiting for Jesus -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought with me today some brochures.

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014

The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm

Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.
Star Wars And God's Peace -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
George Lucas' "Star Wars" movies have had a huge impact on our culture, and our parishioners are awa

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Toby's Box -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Toby was playing with his favourite toy.

Devotional

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
See, I have given you every plant yielding seed ... you shall have them for food.
The Holy Trinity -- Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
-- Psalm 8:9
The Holy Trinity -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with
The Holy Trinity -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
-- Matthew 28:20

Drama

SermonStudio

The Lesser Commission -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
Theme

Doubting what the Lord says is not a recent phenomenon.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Trinity Sunday (2017) -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
Genesis 1:1--2:4a
On November 28, 1660... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
On November 28, 1660, a group of twelve men met at Gresham College in London to listen to a lecture
Trying to relate... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
Trying to relate the Creation accounts in Genesis with modern science is tricky but not impossible.
That biblical word... -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Bob Ove -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
That biblical word "perfection" has puzzled me.
As the Nicene Creed... -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
As the Nicene Creed declares, there is one living and true God...
This account of the... -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
This account of the great commission in this text gets us thinking about evangelism.
James Edwin Orr was... -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
James Edwin Orr was born on January 15, 1912, in Belfast, Ireland.
Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2014) -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
Genesis 1:1--2:4a
NULL -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Genesis 1:1--2:4a
NULL -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Evening and morning: the most bewitching times of day.
NULL -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Before each game, Texas A&M women's basketball coach Gary Blair will scrawl a plus sign on his h
NULL -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Craig Kelly -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Emily Price was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1872.
NULL -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Although the word "Trinity" is not mentioned in the Bible, yet 2 Corinthians 13:13 is a Trinitarian
NULL -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
The Broadway musical Ragtime is about racial injustice in the United States.
NULL -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
The people of Minamisom, Japan, were desperate.
Consider what we know about... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Consider what we know about the size of this God-created universe ...
The opening words of the... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
The opening words of the book of Genesis, which are the opening words of the whole
One day, Jackie found a... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
One day, Jackie found a kitten in her trash can. The kitten could not have been more than
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts' important work... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts' important work on the working-class lives in industrial towns
The doctrine of the Trinity... -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
The doctrine of the Trinity has led to excesses. Teachers have instructed children in
Those of us who take... -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Those of us who take Bible commands seriously face a dilemma. This and other New

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014

The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm

When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Three-In-One God... -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014

The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm

Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.
Star Wars And God's Peace -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
George Lucas' "Star Wars" movies have had a huge impact on our culture, and our parishioners are awa

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
The Holy Trinity -- Psalm 8 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2006
(See also The Holy Trinity, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

Trinity Sunday -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
This priestly account of God's creation of the world has been called the most theological chapter in
Holy Trinity -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Trinity Sunday -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 1:1--2:4a (C); Genesis 1:1--2:3 (E)
The lessons for the Festival of the Holy Trinity have to do with the name of God. -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 1:1-2:4a (C); Genesis 1:1-2:3 (E, L)
The Holy Trinity -- Deuteronomy 4:32-40, 2 Corinthians 13:5-14, Matthew 28:16-20 -- George M. Bass -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014

The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm

Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.
Star Wars And God's Peace -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
George Lucas' "Star Wars" movies have had a huge impact on our culture, and our parishioners are awa

SermonStudio

Having Fun With The Great Commission -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
I find it interesting that today as we commemorate the Trinity doctrine, the church assigns the Bibl
So, Explain It To Me -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Trinity Sunday begins the second half of the church year.
To Say Elohim -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Stan Purdum -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Since we are gathered here in a church, I suspect that there are not many of you present who do not
A Name Not Taken In Vain -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- William G. Carter -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
In the middle of March, 1961, a minister named Duffy splashed water on my head in the middle of a Su
His Last Command ... Our First Concern! -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
In the fall of 1971, I visited Leo Tolstoy's home in Moscow.
The Witness Of Being -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a -- James L. Killen, Jr. -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
Things are. The world is. The universe, whatever that is, is. I am. You are.
Acting Like God Acts -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Gary L. Carver -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
My good friend, Tommy Garrison, tells the story of a minister who boarded an airplane.
'I Am With You Always' -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Have you ever been hard at work on something?
Eve And The Garden Tensions -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
There is an old rabbinic legend about Lillith, the first wife of Adam.
Mission -- An Identity Crisis -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
The church, that is, the ekklesia, the called out ones, has taken some hard knocks both from its fri
The Glory Of Being Human -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Leonard W. Mann -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
The sciences tell us that out of nothingness came an instantaneous burst of power, a power microscop
Formula For Life -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Larry M. Goodpaster -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1992
When Jesus gathered his class of 11 students at their mountain rendezvous, the meeting had all the t
Just You, Lord -- Deuteronomy 4:32-40 -- Justin W. Tull -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1992
The sermon today asks the questions as to whether we are aware of God's saving acts and if we acknow
Arise, O Church of God, Arise! -- Richard W. Patt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1975
(NOTE ON PRESENTATION.

The Village Shepherd

What's In A Name? -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Names come and go.
Leaps Of Faith -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
There seems to be something about mountains which appeals to the human imagination.
Who Is God? -- Isaiah 40:12-17; 27-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Children at the top end of Primary School aged ten or eleven, are poised between finishing with chil

Stories

StoryShare

Living Outside The Box -- Matthew 20:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Keith Wagner -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
Contents
"Living Outside the Box" by Keith Wagner
The Critic -- Matthew 20:16-20, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Psalm 8 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
Contents
"The Critic" by Keith Hewitt
God, Faith, And Science Fairs -- Matthew 28:16-20, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Psalm 8 -- Craig Kelly, Keith Hewitt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Contents
"God, Faith, and Science Fairs" by Craig Kelly
Throwing The Thompson's -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- C. David Mckirachan, David O. Bales -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
Creation -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
Stories to Live By: "Being Present"/ "Live in Peace"

SermonStudio

Speaking Of God -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- David E. Leininger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Some things are difficult to talk about. Love, for example.
God Created Death? -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a -- John E. Sumwalt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
John Sumwalt
Come, Thou Almighty King -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with
From Chaos To Harmony -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a -- Constance Berg -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
The children - aged nine through thirteen - were milling around waiting for the old school bell that
What No One Told Karen -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
Like countless others of her generation, Karen grew up attending Sunday School and church and then c
Creation -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a -- John E. Sumwalt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1992
The Almighty One was alone.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014

The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm

Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.
Star Wars And God's Peace -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A
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The Holy Trinity -- Matthew 28:16-20, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Psalm 8 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Apostolic Greeting
Use 2 Corinthians 13:13 with a response.
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: God, who created all things and named them "good,"
All Our Ducks In A Row -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
Call To Worship
The Holy Trinity -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
Hymns
Sois la Semilla (You Are The Seed) (NCH528, MH583)
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Theme: Creation

First Lesson: Genesis 1:1--2:4a
Theme: Creation
The Holy Trinity -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Theme: Live In Peace

Call To Worship
The Holy Trinity -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Theme: Christ With Us Always

Call To Worship
The Holy Trinity -- Psalm 8 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
The Great Commission in Response to the Trinity -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
The Community Gathers To Celebrate The Trinity And Great Commission
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 1:1--2:4a
Theme: Trinity -- In The Beginning
The Creation Story -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as an anthem.
6 readers - 2 junior high, 4 middle elementary youths
TRINITY -- Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
The transcendent, immanent God -- Deuteronomy 4:32-40, Psalm 33, 2 Corinthians 13:5-14, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: This passage clearly attests the two basic components of Judaeo-Christian theism.
Trinitarian blessing -- 2 Corinthians 13:5-14, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Heth H. Corl -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
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It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

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For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
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Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
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“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

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Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
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We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Acts 10:34-43
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Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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