Feast of the Holy Trinity (June 4th)

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Greeting and Welcome
The congregation stands and faces the entrance of the sanctuary. We begin with a
procession – the cross leading the way – an image of our new life in Jesus Christ and our
journey to Paradise. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation

Holy, Holy, Holy (507)
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Which wert and art and evermore shalt be.
Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see,
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

En el nombre del Padre, y del X Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.
All Amen.

Confession and Forgiveness
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us
All But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our
sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
All Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.
All Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.
Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
All Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
Silence is Kept

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:
All Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and
unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by
what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not
loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as
ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.
Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will
and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His
sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of
Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All Amen.

The Kyrie

Prayer of the Day
The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Let us pray.
All Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the
knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of
your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture Readings
Genesis 1:1-27
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the
earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the
deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God
said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light
was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called
the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was
evening, and there was morning—the first day. And God said, “Let
there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So
God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the
water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there
was evening, and there was morning—the second day. And God said,
“Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry
ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and
the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants
and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their
various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants
bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed
in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there
was evening, and there was morning—the third day. And God said,
“Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the
night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and
years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the
earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to
govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made
the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth,
to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness.
And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was
morning—the fourth day. And God said, “Let the water teem with living
creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing
with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to
their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw
that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase
in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on
the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth
day. And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to
their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground,
and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God
made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according
to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground
according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said,
“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may
rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock
and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the
ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of
God he created them; male and female he created them.
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
Acts 2:14, 22-36
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the
crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain
this to you; listen carefully to what I say. Fellow Israelites, listen to this:
Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles,
wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you
yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate
plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put
him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the
dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible
for death to keep its hold on him. David said about him: ‘I saw the Lord
always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will
rest in hope, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the
dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. You have made known
to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence. “Fellow
Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and
was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and
knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of
his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was to come, he spoke of
the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the
realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. God has raised this
Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. Exalted to the right hand of
God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has
poured out what you now see and hear. For David did not ascend to
heaven, and yet he said, ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right
hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” “Therefore let
all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you
crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

The Gospel Procession
The Holy Gospel is read in the midst of the people as a reminder of God coming to us in
Jesus Christ. As the Gospel is announced some make a small cross on their forehead, lips,
and chest – a prayer that the Word would dwell in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts.

Thy Strong Word (578)
Thy strong word did cleave the darkness; At thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank thee While thine ordered seasons run.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia without end!

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
All Glory to You, O Lord. John 3:16-18
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone
who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For
God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that
the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not
be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been
condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son
of God.
The Gospel of the Lord.
All Praise to you, O Christ.

Thy Strong Word (578)
God the Father, light-creator, To thee laud and honor be.
To thee, Light from Light begotten, Praise be sung eternally.
Holy Spirit, light-revealer, Glory, glory be to thee.
Mortals, angels, now and ever Praise the holy Trinity!

The Apostle’s Creed
All I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by
the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day
He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the
right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to
judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the
communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection X of the
body, and the life everlasting. Amen

We Praise You and Acknowledge You (941)
We praise You and acknowledge You, O God, to be the Lord,
The Father everlasting, by all the earth adored.
To You all angel powers cry aloud, the heavens sing,
The cherubim and seraphim their praises to You bring:
“O holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
Your majesty and glory fill the heavens and the earth!”
You, Christ, are King of glory, the everlasting Son,
Yet You, with boundless love, sought to rescue ev’ryone:
You laid aside Your glory, were born of virgin’s womb,
Were crucified for us and were placed into a tomb;
Then by Your resurrection You won for us reprieve—
You opened heaven’s kingdom to all who would believe.
You sit in splendid glory, enthroned at God’s right hand,
Upholding earth and heaven by forces You command.
We know that You will come as our Judge that final day,
So help Your servants You have redeemed by blood, we pray;
May we with saints be numbered where praises never end,
In glory everlasting. Amen, O Lord, amen!


The Blessing of the Graduates
Prayer of the Church
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (805)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer Before Reception of Holy Communion
O Lord, I believe and profess that you are truly Christ,
The Son of the living God, who came into the world
To save sinners of whom I am the first.
Accept me as a partaker of your mystical supper, O Lord,
For I will not reveal your mystery to your enemies,
Nor will I give you a kiss as did Judas, But like the thief I profess to you:
Remember me, O Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Master, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Holy One, when you come in your kingdom.
May the partaking of your Holy mysteries, O Lord,
Be not for my judgment or condemnation,
But for the healing of my soul and body.
O Lord, I believe and profess, that this,
Which I am about to receive,
Is truly your most precious Body, and your life-giving Blood,
Given for me for remission of all my sins and for life everlasting. Amen

Service of the Sacrament
The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
All We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give
you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For with your onlybegotten Son and the Holy Spirit you are one God, one Lord. All that
you reveal of your glory, the same we believe of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, without any difference or inequality. We, your holy Church,
acclaim you, Father of majesty unbounded, your true and only Son,
worthy of all worship, and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide. Three
Persons we adore, one in being and equal in majesty. And so with the
angels and the archangels, with the cherubim and the seraphim, we
sing forever of your glory:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored;
Heaven and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.
Sing hosana in the highest, sing hosana to the Lord;
Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on
those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our
flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive
the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His
body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the
remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and
strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His
body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather
us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful,
the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.
Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory,
honor, and worship, now and forever.
All Amen.

The Consecration
The Acclamation and Invitation
As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim
your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come
All Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the
world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
All Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall
be healed.
La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.
All Y Tambien contigo

Sharing of the Peace
Greet each other in the name of Christ by saying ‘the Peace of the Lord be with you’ as a
sign of forgiveness & reconciliation in preparation for reception of the Blessed Sacrament.

Lamb of God
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

Eucharistic Dismissal

Thank The Lord
Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.
Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.
He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy
With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

Post-Communion Prayer
We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us
through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You
would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one
another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Blessing

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (940)
Holy God, we praise Thy name; Lord of all, we bow before Thee.
All on earth Thy scepter claim, All in heav’n above adore Thee.
Infinite Thy vast domain, Everlasting is Thy reign.
Hark! the glad celestial hymn Angel choirs above are raising;
Cherubim and seraphim, In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heav’ns with sweet accord: Holy, holy, holy Lord!
Lo, th’apostles’ holy train Join Thy sacred name to hallow;
Prophets swell the glad refrain, And the white-robed martyrs follow,
And from morn to set of sun Through the Church the song goes on.
Thou art King of glory, Christ; Son of God, yet born of Mary.
For us sinners sacrificed, As to death a Tributary,
First to break the bars of death, Thou hast opened heav’n to faith.
Holy Father, holy Son, Holy Spirit, three we name Thee;
Though in essence only one, Undivided God we claim Thee
And, adoring, bend the knee While we own the mystery.