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Trinitarian Congregational Church

Short-Term Mission Opportunity with Wellspring

Interested in a short-term, domestic mission trip experience this summer? Wellspring is an organization that evangelizes to international students in Toledo, OH by donating and delivering furniture that these students could otherwise not afford. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Sam Jackson at Sam’s Email.

You can find out more about the program on this link.

 

 

Virtual Bulletin | Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 21th, 2021)

Prelude


Gathering Hymn

In the Cross of Christ | Glory

Verse 1
In the cross of Christ I glory,
towering o’er the wrecks of time;
all the light of sacred story
gathers round its head sublime.

Verse 2
When the woes of life o’ertake me,
hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
never shall the cross forsake me.
Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

Verse 3
When the sun of bliss is beaming
light and love upon my way,
from the cross the radiance streaming
adds more luster to the day.

Verse 4
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
by the cross are sanctified;
peace is there that knows no measure,
joys that through all time abide.


Call To Worship

Habakkuk 3

Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us.
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.


Praise

Lead Me to the Cross

Savior I come quiet my soul, remember
Redemption’s hill, where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom

Everything I once held dear
I count it all as loss

Chorus
Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Oh lead me lead me to the cross

You were as I tempted and tried human
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now You’re risen

Everything I once held dear
I count it all as loss

To Your heart
To Your heart
Lead me to Your heart
Lead me to Your heart


Praise

Build My Life

Verse 1
Worthy of ev’ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

Verse 2
Jesus the name above ev’ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Chorus 1
Holy there is no one like You
There is none besides You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

Bridge
I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken


Greeting


Announcements / Missions Moment

  • Holy Week 2021. Click HERE for more information
  • In-Person Worship at 9:30a and at 11:15a. Click HERE for more information.
  • Evensong In-Person Thursday March 25th from 6:00-6:30p register for the March 25th service HERE.
  • Palm Sunday Drivethrough for families next Sunday, March 28th, from 10:30-11:10a

Congregational Prayer
Steve Johnson


Praise

Glory to the Lamb

Verse 1
How can the hands that hung the stars hang, nailed, upon a tree?
The feet that walked with Adam’s steps are pierced for one like me.
Thy feet were nailed upon the tree to trample down our sin;
Thy hands stretched out for all to see to take thy murderers in.

Verse 2
Hear Him cry out, the Word made flesh, who called all things to be
The sun, which knows His voice so well, in shock, holds back its beams.
Hear how he groans, while nature shakes, and earth’s strong pillars bend!
The temple’s veil in sunder breaks, the solid marbles rend.

Chorus
Hosanna! Glory be to our great God!
Hosanna! Glory be to our great God!

Verse 3
‘Tis done! The precious ransom’s paid. ‘Receive my soul,’ he cries!
See, now he bows his sacred head! The God of angels dies.
But soon he’ll break death’s envious chain, and in full glory shine.
O Lamb of God, was ever pain, was ever love like thine!


Doxology

All are invited to record a selfie video as we sing the Doxology.
Send videos via email to adam@tccwayland.org
You can also upload videos to tccwayland.org/doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen.


Scripture Reading

Revelation 14:1-7
Steve Johnson


Sermon

The Promise of Zion
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Song of Response

Nothing Without You

Verse 1
Take these hands
And lift them up
For I have not the strength to praise You near enough
See, I have nothing
I have nothing without You

Verse 2
And take my voice and pour it out
Let it sing the songs of mercy I have found
For I have nothing
I have nothing without You

Chorus
And all my soul needs is all Your love
To cover me, so all the world will see
That I have nothing without You

Verse 3
Take my body and build it up
May it be broken as an offering of love
For I have nothing
I have nothing without You

Bridge
With all my heart
With all my soul
With all my mind
And all the strength I can find

Verse 4
Take my time here on this earth
And let it glorify all that You are worth
For I am nothing
I am nothing without You

 


Benediction
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Band this Morning:

  • Acoustic Guitar and Vocals – Alex Kouris
  • Piano and Vocals – Eric Andersen
  • Vocals and Violin – Eleanor Markey
  • Electric Guitar – John Marciniec Read More

Pastor’s Note: The Big Picture of Revelation

As we are in the throes of Revelation in this sermon Series based on the theme of the Return (to God in repentance, to worship together physically, and the Return of Christ), people often wonder, what is the Big Picture of Revelation?  What are good resources to consult to follow along the sermon series?

Revelation Resources:

Animated Story: Here are two narrated visual presentations of the themes and structure of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus (not “revelations” 😁)  by the folks at the Bible Project (part 1 and part 2).  Enjoy!  Reliable interpreters of the book would agree with the presentation of the Bible Project. It must be said that their language of “quarantine” to describe the final judgment lacks support from the text.   Also, it’s fair to say that there is good evidence John the Apostle wrote the Revelation; it’s not as open-ended as the Bible Project seems to say.

 

Video Interview: Here is a brief interview with Richard Bauckham, who talks about the big idea of Revelation. Bauckham is one of the foremost authorities on the book of Revelation today.

 

 

Podcast: My friend Sean McDonough has a podcast here that talks about the implications of Revelation in the work place today.

 

 

 

 

Good written materials to consult for Life Groups and individual study include:

Greg Beale, A Shorter Commentary on Revelation (He has a longer commentary that clocks in at 1245 pages!)

The classic by William Hendriksen still is a great read after all these years, More than Conquerors

 

 

For more in depth study:

Richard Bauckham’s own books tilt toward the scholarly end of the spectrum but are excellent.

The Theology of the Book of Revelation

His big study called The Climax of Prophecy is a masterpiece (if you can stomach the price tag of the book!)

Virtual Bulletin | Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 14th, 2021)

Prelude


Gathering Hymn – Lift High the Cross
Charlie Orr, Organist

Refrain:
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.

1 Come, Christians, follow where our Savior trod,
Our King victorious, Christ, the Son of God. [Refrain]

2 Each newborn servant of the Crucified
Bears on the brow the seal of him who died. [Refrain]

3 O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
Your death has bought us life eternally. [Refrain]

4 So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory! [Refrain]


Call To Worship

Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.
Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron,
to execute on them the judgment decreed. This is glory for all his faithful ones.
Praise the Lord!


Praise

I Stand Amazed

Chorus 1
How marvelous how wonderful
And my song shall ever be
How marvelous how wonderful
Is my Savior’s love for me

Verse 1
I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene
And wonder how He could love me
A sinner condemned unclean

Verse 2
For me it was in the garden
He prayed not My will but Thine
He had no tears for His own griefs
But sweat drops of blood for mine

Verse 3
In pity angels beheld Him
And came from the world of light
To comfort Him in the sorrows
He bore for my soul that night

Verse 4
He took my sins and my sorrows
He made them His very own
He bore the burden to Calvary
And suffered and died alone

Verse 5
When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see
‘Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me


Praise

Jesus, I Come

Verse 1
Out of my bondage sorrow and night
Jesus I come Jesus I come
Into Thy freedom gladness and light
Jesus I come to Thee
Out of my sickness into Thy health
Out of my want and into Thy wealth
Out of my sin and into Thyself
Jesus I come to Thee

Verse 2
Out of my shameful failure and loss
Jesus I come Jesus I come
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross
Jesus I come to Thee
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm
Out of distress to jubilant psalm
Jesus I come to Thee

Verse 3
Out of unrest and arrogant pride
Jesus I come Jesus I come
Into Thy blessed will to abide
Jesus I come to Thee
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love
Out of despair into raptures above
Upward for aye on wings like a dove
Jesus I come to Thee

Verse 4
Out of the fear and dread of the tomb
Jesus I come Jesus I come
Into the joy and light of Thy home
Jesus I come to Thee
Out of the depths of ruin untold
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold
Ever Thy glorious face to behold
Jesus I come to Thee


Greeting


Announcements

  • Holy Week 2021
  • We have Resumed In-Person Worship at 9:30a and at 11:15a. Click HERE for more information.
  • Evensong has Returned! In-Person Thursday, March 18th and March 25th from 6:00-6:30p register for the March 18th service HERE.

Congregational Prayer
Dolores Marciniec


Praise

Sovereign Over Us

Verse 1
There is strength within the sorrow
There is beauty in our tears
And You meet us in our mourning
With a love that casts out fear

Verse 2
You are working in our waiting
Sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding
You’re teaching us to trust

Chorus 1
Your plans are still to prosper
You’ve not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
Faithful forever perfect in love
You are sov’reign over us

Verse 3
You are wisdom unimagined
Who could understand Your ways
Reigning high above the heavens
Reaching down in endless grace

Verse 4
You’re the lifter of the lowly
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me
And Your promises are my delight

Bridge
Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You turn it for our good
And for Your glory
Even in the valley You are faithful
You’re working for our good
You’re working for our good
And for Your glory

Ending
Faithful forever perfect in love
You are sov’reign over us


Doxology

All are invited to record a selfie video as we sing the Doxology.
Send videos via email to adam@tccwayland.org
You can also upload videos to tccwayland.org/doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen.


Scripture Reading
Dolores Marciniec

Revelation 13:1-10


Sermon – Call for Endurance
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Communion


Song of Response

There is a Redeemer

Chorus 1
Thank You O my Father For giving us Your Son
And leaving Your Spirit ’till the work on earth is done

Verse 1
There is a Redeemer Jesus God’s own Son
Precious Lamb of God Messiah Holy One

Verse 2
Jesus my Redeemer name above all names
Precious Lamb of God Messiah, O for sinners slain

Verse 3
When I stand in glory I will see His face
There I’ll serve my King forever, in that holy place


Benediction
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Band this Morning:

  • Acoustic Guitar and Vocals – Gabe McHugh
  • Piano and Vocals – Adam Kurihara
  • Vocals – Elena Lazaridou
  • Electric Guitar -John Marciniec Read More

Holy Week 2021

Holy Week 2021 Schedule

DATE TIME WORSHIP OPTIONS
March 28th Palm Sunday 9:30a Live-Streamed Link OR 
In-Person Registration (Sanctuary) Link
11:15a In-Person Registration (Gym) Link
 
April 1st Maundy Thursday 7:00p Live-Streamed Link OR
In-Person Registration (Gym) Link
Vimeo Recorded Sermon Link
 
April 2nd Good Friday 6:00p In-Person Registration (Gym) Link
8:00p Pre-Recorded Link (Available at 7:30p)
 
April 4th Easter Sunday 9:30a Live-Stream Link OR
In-Person Registration (Sanctuary) Link
11:15a In-Person Registration (Outdoor) Link