Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016


We Draw Near to God


Welcome and announcements

Call to Worship

♫ Opening Hymn 299 Holy, Holy, Holy

Prayers of Approach & Confession

The Lord’s Prayer 831

Assurance of Pardon

♫ Hymn 287 O God, whose fire lit the skies (tune 671)

We Listen to God's Word

The Written Word of God read by Joyce Ostler

Old Testament Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 (OT 590)

Responsive Reading Psalm 8

R OLord, our God,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Your splendour is chanted above the heavens.
By the mouths of babes and infants
you have set up a defense against your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger. R
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than angels
and crowned them with glory and honour.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet,
all sheep and oxen,and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
OLord, our God,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! R

New Testament Romans 5: 1-5 (NT 155)
Gospel John 16: 12-15 (NT 110)

Anthem The Play of the Godhead

Sermon “The Harmony of the Trinity”

Hymn 293 Come, thou almighty King (remain seated)

We Respond to God

We present our gifts to God
♫ Doxology 830 & Prayer of Dedication
♫ Hymn 300 Glorify thy name, Father we love you
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
♫ Closing Hymn 297 O Love that cast out fear
♫ Choral Amen (780-IV)

Iona Announcements
Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

Iona Bible Study Thursdays, May 26 to June 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Strawberry Social Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2-4 pm

Tri-Church Service Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 10:30am

Tri Church Announcements

Parish Nursing Advisory Committee meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Iona worship area

Ravel Board meeting Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Alberta Fires
“The Government of Canada will match every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Fort McMurray relief effort. Their commitment will apply to individual charitable donations made within Canada, it will be backdated to May 3, 2016, and it will continue until May 31, 2016. There will be no financial cap on the federal government's contribution. “We applaud the Government of Alberta, who has also agreed to match donations.” As a result, for every dollar donated by Canadians, the Red Cross will receive a total of $3.

Mission Moments

Translating the Bible in Taiwan

Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean as

he serves as a Bible Translation Adviser in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Bible Society in Taiwan. Mission and church growth among Taiwan’s indigenous peoples expanded rapidly between the late 1920s and the 1950s. Today there are over 500 indigenous congregations in the PCT! Indigenous Bible translation work began in the 1950s and continues to this day. Paul is helping five indigenous translation teams who are preparing Bibles in the Amis, Bunun, Drekay, Paiwan and Pinuyumayan languages. He also promotes the Hakka Bible which was published in 2012. The PCT, the BST, and the PCC are deeply committed to preserving and promoting all of Taiwan’s non- Mandarin languages so that people can read, hear and share God’s life-giving Word in their own mother-tongues.

Presbyterians Sharing shares the Word


Address: 1080 Finch Avenue East, North York, Ontario M2J 2X2

Church tel: (416) 494-2442


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Minister: Rev. Robert Reid

Director of Music: Robert Williams

Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016

A cordial welcome is extended to our visitors this morning.

Please stay for a time of fellowship following the service

Ushers today: Joe & Anna Subrata

Ushers next week: Rose Mohan, Greta Baksh

Fellowship hosts: Melba Shaver, Joyce Ostler

Hosts next week: Dorine Bourque, Monique Leger