Worship for June 4, 2023

The video will stream live beginning a few minutes before 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 4, 2023. You may need to click Play to launch the stream. You can also watch the recorded video at this same place at any time afterward.

This service includes the celebration of Holy Communion. To participate remotely, please prepare a small staple food like bread and a beverage and have them nearby for that part of the service.

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live stream of its worship service for Sunday, June 4, 2023. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down. You are welcome to attend worship in person or to participate via live stream or recorded video.

Service of Worship, June 4, 2023
Trinity Sunday

Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor      


Please note that audio and video of this service are being live streamed on the Internet and will be recorded. The right rear section of the sanctuary will not be captured by any cameras. Please be aware that in other sections you may be visible at times.

Prelude: Pastorale                                                                                  Kayleen Yuda

Lighting of the Candles

Ringing of the Bell

Welcome                                                                                                    Rev. Eric S. Anderson

*Please rise if you are able

* Call to Worship: (based on Psalm 8)                                            Jennifer Tanouye

Leader: How majestic is the name of God in the heavens and on the earth!
People: From the mouths of babes and infants God has silenced the enemy and the accuser.

Leader: We look at the heavens, the work of God’s fingers, the moon and stars in their dancing orbits,
People: And we ask: What are human beings that God is mindful of us, mortals that God cares for us?

Leader: Here we are with power in the world; here we are with the means to create and to destroy.
People: May we be like God, caring for the Earth as God cares for us.

All: Let us worship God!

* Hymn #273: Praise with Joy the World’s Creator (v. 1-4)

* Invocation: (based on Matthew 28:16-20)                                Jennifer Tanouye

Summon us, O God, as Jesus summoned his disciples to the mountain. Equip us, O God, as the Holy Spirit filled those who had become apostles. Bless us, O God, to bring your healing and forgiving love to people far and people near. Be with us, Triune God, from now until the end of the age. Amen.

Please be seated

Anthem: The Gift of Love                                                                      Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                        Eric Anderson

Time with the Children

Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:4a                                                                 Jennifer Tanouye

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God 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 dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. 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 dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

 And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’ So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

 And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’

 So God created humankindin his image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’ And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion ofthe Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Sermon: It was Good                                                                              Rev. Eric S. Anderson


Pastoral Prayer                                                                                       Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Please join me in the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Call to Offering                                                                                        Jennifer Tanouye

God has given us so many blessings in this world of ours. Let us take this planet, its peoples, its creatures, and itself into our keeping as God’s people. From these offerings today we will strive to be God’s faithful stewards. Whether you share your gift here in the church today, through a gift online, or via an envelope in the mail, let the offering now be received.

Offertory: Blessed Jesus, We Are Here                                            Kayleen Yuda

* 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

* Offertory Prayer                                                                                 Jennifer Tanouye

Bless you for what you have given us in the richness of Creation, O God. To you we offer these gifts, the result of our labor in Creation, and ask that you help us care for all that you have declared good. Amen.

* Hymn #332: As We Gather at Your Table (v. 1-3)

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Consecrating the Bread and Cup
Sharing the Bread and Cup
Prayer of Thanksgiving

* Hymn #277: Holy, Holy, Holy (v. 1-4)

Please be seated

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Rigaudon                                                                                Kayleen Yuda

* Please stand if you are able.

Francois Couperin
Norris L. Stephens
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Praise with Joy the World’s Creator
Text by Iona Community, 1985
© 1985 WGRG c/o Iona Community,
GIA Publications, Inc., agent
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The Gift of Love
Hal Hopson
© 1972, 2018 Hope Publishing Company
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Blessed Jesus, We Are Here
John G. Walther
Norris L. Stephens
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As We Gather at Your Table
Text by Carl P. Daw, Jr., 1989
© 1989 Hope Publishing Company
Tune BEACH SPRING The Sacred Harp, pub. 1844
Public Domain
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Holy, Holy, Holy
Text by Reginald Heber, 1826
Tune NICAEA by John B. Dykes, 1861
Public Domain

Andre Campra
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Dates to Remember
Today, June 4 – Trustees Meeting after worship

Pastor                                                                                  Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Stefan Tanouye
Lay Reader                                                                        Jennifer Tanouye
Choir Accompanist                                                        Kanako Okita
Choir Director                                                                 Doug Albertson
Organist                                                                             Kayleen Yuda
Hand Bell Director                                                        Anna Kennedy
Chapel Decorations                                                       Bob & Sue Smith
Childcare Coordinator                                                Evonne Shioshita
Movement Leader                                                         Genie Phillips
Projected Imagery                                                        Sue Smith
Web Master                                                                      Ruth Niino-DuPonte  
Videographers                                                                Eric Tanouye, Bob Smith,
                                                                                                Eli Yamaki, Ruth Niino-DuPonte

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