Call to worship and blessings for Trinity Sunday from Aotearoa / New Zealand, Canada and the United States

Elaine Bolitho of Aotearoa / New Zealand sends this blessing for Trinity Sunday. In many ways, such a blessing could be for any Sunday but Trinity Sunday — this year June 15 — is an occasion to reflect on this understanding of the divine — as simple as the braid in a child’s hair and as complex as centuries of theology have made it.

Richard Bott of western Canada follows with a single voice Call to Worship, which could also be used as a benediction, and I complete what has to be three prayers(!) with one of my own. 

We go in the presence of God, our creating, loving Father,
We go in the presence of Jesus Christ, our risen friend and companion
We go in the presence of the Holy Spirit,canterburystainedglass.com_trinity1
empowering us to be the people
our threefold God would have us be –
today, this week and always,

Amen

Three-who-are-One,
One-who-is-Three.
Simple? Complex?
No.
Great Mystery!

Creator. Christ. Spirit.
CreatorChristSpirit.

Living. Alive. Free!

Oh, Wholly Love,
call us to BE!

trinityAwesome, wondrous God,
dark, deep and holy One,
we come to feel the mystery of your name.
Green growing God,
Christ of many stories and disciples,
we come to hear the parable of your love.
Bright, flashing God,
blowing wind and Holy Spirit,
we come to speak the gospel of your fire.
Distant, yet intimate God,
woven, puzzled, grained by time,
we come to find the Trinity of your grace.

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2 Responses to Call to worship and blessings for Trinity Sunday from Aotearoa / New Zealand, Canada and the United States

  1. rezrevres says:

    Simple, but awesome nonetheless.

  2. Maren says:

    Thank you, Matthew. Very hard to even think what to say … so much sorrow, and in the Ukraine.

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