Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Trinity Sunday/First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday invites our worshiping communities more deeply into the life and mission of the Holy Trinity around us, in us, and through us. Here are helpful planning resources to celebrate the occasion in meaningful ways.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
For Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday resources for children's participation in congregational worship, including children's books, sermon scripts, readings, activities and more. Based on Psalm 8, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-16, and Romans 5:1-5.
Trinity Sunday with Children
Carolyn Brown offers suggestions for incorporating children in worship on Trinity Sunday. Includes several ideas for explaining the Trinity to children and notes on Psalm 8; Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; John 16:12-16; and Romans 5:1-5.
Trinity Sunday: The Mystery of the Triune God
This worship planning resource for Trinity Sunday focuses on the mystery of the Triune God, and includes sermon starter notes, prayers, song suggestions, and responsive readings.
Trinity Sunday: God-in-relationship
This worship planning resource for Trinity Sunday emphasizes the teaching of the Triune God who calls us into community of love, justice, and peace with God and one another now and in the age to come.
Trinity Sunday and the Mission of the Church
This worship planning resource for Trinity Sunday invites the congregation to participate in the Triune God and thereby to engage in the mission of the church. Features: Genesis 1, 2:1-4; Psalm 8; Song of Solomon 2;...
Trinity Sunday: Pastoral Prayer
The power of this pastoral prayer written for Trinity Sunday resides in the fact that by addressing each member of the Trinity the petitioner is catechizing the congregation how to pray themselves.
Trinity Sunday Resources
An excerpt from N.T. Wright on the meaning of Trinity Sunday, a song (+lead sheets) by Sandra McCracken, featuring the band ‘All Sons & Daughters' and McCracken's description, and a Russian icon depicting the Trinity communing....
Trinity Sunday and the Call to Worship
John Witvliet answers questions about the observance of Trinity Sunday and pastorally appropriate ways to begin a service with a call to worship.
Full Text Hymns on Trinity Sunday
Immortal, invisible, God only wisePD
To God be the glory!PD
Canticle of the Holy TrinityPD
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Celebrating God on Trinity Sunday
Understanding the trinity is challenging. Explaining the trinity to children is very challenging. The ideas suggested here will prove helpful in exploring creative ways to explain this doctrine to children (adults too!).
A Trinity Sunday Prayer
This congregational prayer written for Trinity Sunday could easily be arranged as a litany. "We look to you, Holy God, to be a mender of our nets..." Also included: a stained glass image of the Trinity....
Benediction: Trinity Sunday
Christine Longhurst presents Nathan Nettleton's commission and benediction for Trinity Sunday. "Go out and in all of life, worship the Lord. Entrust yourself to the winds of God’s Spirit."
An Opening Litany for Trinity Sunday
This opening litany (with response) written for Trinity Sunday can also serve as a call to worship and/or responsive prayer for any other Sunday in ordinary time.
Trinity Sunday with Children and Families
This resource uses Matthew 3:16-17 and Matthew 28:16-20 to explore the Trinity with children and families. It includes discussion starters, activities, and worship suggestions for celebrating Trinity Sunday.
Sonnet for Trinity Sunday
Malcolm Guite's poem "Sonnet for Trinity Sunday" speaks of how human relationships reflect the mystery of the Three in One relating to each other.
Discussing the Trinity Sunday Lectionary Readings
This episode of "Sermon Brainwave" features Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and Matthew Skinner discussing sermon ideas and exegesis on texts for Holy Trinity Sunday: John 3:1-17; Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; and Romans 8:12-17.
Confession for Trinity Sunday
"If we are tempted to think that we know all that there is to know, Holy Trinity...forgive us." A prayer of confession for Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost.