Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Ps. 29:2)
We worship God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament. This is one of the guiding principles we adopted at our congregational meeting this past January. It lifts up well the theme of this Sunday – The Festival of the Holy Trinity.
Our creeds proclaim the One God in Three-Persons. We believe in this one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We celebrate the Trinity in Unity (three persons) and the Unity of the Trinity (one God).
The key part of our Guiding Principle and the Psalm for today is that we “Worship.” The Trinity is not just an intellectual statement, but it names the God who we worship. A God who invites our worship and praise, and who in the midst of our worship and praise comes again and again into our lives as individuals and as a community of faith.
In Baptism we are united with God and God with us. In Holy Communion we are strengthened in faith and life. Through the Word of God we are connected to God’s promises of faithfulness.
Our worship includes music. It always has. The Psalms are the ancient hymn book of the Jewish people. We see in story after Biblical story how the people of God sing praise and thanksgiving.
So, it is fitting that on this Holy Trinity Sunday we acknowledge and give thanks to all our directors, choirs, and musicians for enhancing our worship, as we bring praise to the Holy Trinity. We extend a special thanks for the leadership of Allison Boccia Williams, who has served our congregation in music ministry for the past 19 years. We bid her Farewell and Godspeed.
So, please join together and sing Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty so that early in the morning our song will rise to God!