Trinity Sunday

June 7, 2020

Self-GUIDED Worship

"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." 

(2 Corinthians 1:2)

We are glad you have decided to worship with us this day!  Our prayer is that God would work through everything we do in order to bring an awareness of our need for God; and that God would then extend His forgiveness, mercy, and grace to all who worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).  As you go through each Section of worship, slow down and prayerfully think about the meaning of each section and ask God to speak to you through each part of the worship service.  

Click HERE to review the meaning behind the 4 parts of worship (Gathering, The Word, Our Response, Sending). 

  • Prelude

    Please click on the image to view a fun church Pentecost procession and singing complete with waving red flags!

    For a more traditional pipe organ rendition please click the "MORE" button. 

  • Call to worship

    The words God speaks bring all creation into existence.  The life Jesus gives is the re-creation and renewed birth of all that is broken and worn.  The spirit's stirring in our souls is the inspiration for creativity, compassion, joy, and community.  Life-giving, life-restoring, life-fulfilling God; may our whole lives be worship.  In all things, may we seek to reflect your love and your hope.  Amen

    (For a unique call to worship, please click the "MORE" button as you enter into a spirit of worship.)

  • Hymn of praise

    "Be STill for the Spirit of the Lord"  (click  "HYMN SING" image)

    • To watch a 'Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness" click on the "MORE" button.
  • Prayer of confession  (Unison)

    One:  God our Father, our Creator, who  

              made heavens and earth,

    ALL:  Forgive us when we forget we are                Your children, and try to live life on

              our own terms.

    One:  Christ the Son, our Redeemer and                  Savior, You lived and died for us all.

    ALL:  You live again, and have prepared                the way for us but we turn away  

              from Your precious gift in our


    One:  Holy Spirit, the Sustainer, You move

              in us and among us,

    ALL:  But we ignore Your wisdom and get

              so busy that we can't even feel Your


    One:  God, Triune, Three-in-one, help us to

              know You more fully,

    ALL:  Teach us to die to self and to awaken

               to your forgiveness each day.  Amen

                           Silence is Kept          

  • Assurance of Pardon

    Christ died for our sins.  He made a full atonement for us.  we are forgiven and we have the promise of eternal life.  Feel that forgiveness in your heart.  We are His children.  Amen

  • Prayer for Illumination  

    One:  Lord Jesus, open our hearts and  

              minds by the power of your Holy

              Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read

              and your Word is proclaimed, we

              may hear with joy what you say to us


    ALL:  Amen

  • Hearing the word

  • Hymn of response for the hearing of God's word!

    "Holy Spirit Rain Down" (click "HYMN SING" button)

    • Click on the "MORE" button to hear a traditional Hymn "Rushing Wind" 
  • The word Proclaimed

    "Origin Story:  A Generous creation"

    Hear pastor JC's message  "Empowered" as he explores the meaning of the power of the Holy Spirit that is available to all believers.  May God pour out the Holy Spirit on all flesh!

    You can join us on Facebook or YouTube for the full service each Sunday morning at 10:30.

    Click on the "MORE" button to be taken to our "Worship Archive" to view a video of the entire service!

  • offering

    The Christian life is an offering of one’s self to God. In the Lord’s Supper we are presented with the costly self-offering of Jesus Christ for the life of the world. As those who have been claimed and set free by grace  through faith, we now respond with gratitude; offering him our lives, our spiritual gifts, and our material goods. Friends, let us give prayerfully and cheerfully, out of our response to God's goodness in Jesus Christ!  

    To read more about Presbyterian Convictions about worship and giving click HERE.

    • Click on the "WHY GIVE" image to watch a brief video by Pastor Francis Chan on the nature of self-sacrifice in Christian giving.  He is talking about 2 Corinthians 8:8-9 and focuses on the generosity of God and the calling for our grateful response to God's goodness!

    • Click on the "MORE" button to give safely and securely online through our website.

    • You can also "TEXT-TO-GIVE" by texting (812) 504-2283 This number is connected to the same system as the online giving and is safe and secure.  Simply text the amount (just a "10" for ten dollars and "BPC" to give to our general operations budget or "Relief19" to support our Covid19 response.    
  • Prayers of the people

    Our prayers are also part of our response to the hearing of God's Word.  We pray for each other, Christ's church, our community, and the world.  Prayer is an act of faith and it expresses our dependence on God and deepens our relationship with God and with one another.  

    If you have a prayer request, please click the "MORE" button to be taken to our "Prayer" page on our website.  There you can offer a prayer request and it will be seen and prayed for by members of Christ's church at BPC!  May God bless you as you turn to Him in prayer!

    • Click on the image "Power in Prayer" to see a brief message from Mother Teresa about the importance of prayer at home! 
  • Song of Sending

    "Come O Spirit, dwell among us" (click HYMN SING image)

    "At Pentecost they Gathered" (click "MORE" button)

    This is a closing Hymn meant to praise and thank God and to encourage us to leave worship, secure in the knowledge of God's love and provision for us; so that we are ready to love God with our whole selves and love our neighbor as ourselves!

  • Benediction / Charge / Blessing

    Hear (or read) these words and receive them as your benediction (blessing) today!


    God, out of His great love, has created you. Jesus Christ, out of His great love, has redeemed you. The Holy Spirit, out of great love, has lifted and inspired you to go in peace and service throughout God’s world, proclaiming the good news of peace, love, hope, and joy to all. Go in peace. AMEN.


    Go in peace in the name of our risen LORD and go in the power of the Holy Spirit!


    Click on the "MORE" button for an powerful Pentecost Postlude on a Pipe Organ!

    Thank you for worshiping with us today!

    May God bless and keep you!