Holy Trinity Weekend – Saturday 5pm and Sunday 9am


Order of Worship

Saturday, June 11, 2022 – 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 12, 2022 – 9 a.m.


“O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Today we celebrate the holy Trinity. Paul writes that through Jesus we have peace with God, whose love pours into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, giving us lasting hope. We celebrate the gracious One-in-Three, eternal Three-in-One, as we worship in community; as we share water and word, bread and wine; and as we bring God’s love and hope to our neighbors.



Confession and Forgiveness (ELW p. 94)

In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.  Amen.

In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Gathering HYMN  – Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God

Almighty! (ELW 413)

1) Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2) Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert and art, and evermore shalt be.

3) Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinfulness thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in pow’r, in love and purity.

4) Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Greeting (ELW p. 138)

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

Kyrie (ELW p. 147)

In peace, let us pray to the Lord. 

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.


Canticle of Praise (ELW p. 148)

This is the feast of victory for our God.  Alleluia.

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,

whose blood set us free to be people of God.

Power and riches and wisdom and strength,

and honor and blessing and glory are his.

This is the feast of victory for our God.


Sing with all the people of God

and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing and honor and glory and might

be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God,

for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign.

Alleluia. Alleluia.

Prayer of the Day 

Let us pray:  Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


BIBLE Reading – Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

In the Bible, wisdom is portrayed in terms sometimes human and sometimes divine. Often, wisdom is personified as feminine. In this passage, Woman Wisdom is depicted not only as the first creation of God, but also as God’s helper, rejoicing in God’s creation, especially in human beings.

A reading from Proverbs 8:

1Does not wisdom call,
  and does not understanding raise her voice?
2On the heights, beside the way,
  at the crossroads she takes her stand;
3beside the gates in front of the town,
  at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
4“To you, O people, I call,
  and my cry is to all that live.

22The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,
  the first of his acts of long ago.
23Ages ago I was set up,
  at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24When there were no depths I was brought forth,
  when there were no springs abounding with water.
25Before the mountains had been shaped,
  before the hills, I was brought forth—
26when he had not yet made earth and fields,
  or the world’s first bits of soil.
27When he established the heavens, I was there,
  when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28when he made firm the skies above,
  when he established the fountains of the deep,
29when he assigned to the sea its limit,
  so that the waters might not transgress his command,
 when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
  30then I was beside him, like a master worker;
 and I was daily his delight,
  rejoicing before him always,
31rejoicing in his inhabited world
  and delighting in the human race.”

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 8

1O Lord our Lord,
  how majestic is your name in all the earth!—
2you whose glory is chanted above the heavens out of the mouths of infants and children;
  you have set up a fortress against your enemies, to silence the foe and avenger. 
3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
  the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,
4what are mere mortals that you should be mindful of them,
  human beings that you should care for them? 

5Yet you have made them little less than divine;
  with glory and honor you crown them.
6You have made them rule over the works of your hands;
  you have put all things under their feet:
7all flocks and cattle,
  even the wild beasts of the field,
8the birds of the air, the fish of the sea,
  and whatever passes along the paths of the sea.
9O Lord our Lord,
  how majestic is your name in all the earth! 


BIBLE Reading – Romans 5:1-5

Paul describes the life of faith with reference to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Even now, we have peace with God through Jesus, and our hope for the future is grounded in the love of God that we experience through Christ’s Holy Spirit.

A reading from Romans 5:

1Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation (ELW p. 151)

Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go?

You have the words of eternal life.  Alleluia.

Gospel – John 16:12-15

Jesus’ ongoing presence with the disciples will be made known through the coming Spirit who will guide them and communicate to them Jesus’ will and glory.

The Holy Gospel according to John, the 16th chapter.

Glory to you, O Lord.

[Jesus said,] 12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

MESSAGE – Pastor Ted Carnahan

Hymn of the Day – Come, Join the Dance of Trinity (ELW 412)

1) Come, join the dance of Trinity, before all worlds begun–
the interweaving of the Three, the Father, Spirit, Son.
The universe of space and time did not arise by chance,
but as the Three, in love and hope, made room within their dance.

2) Come, see the face of Trinity, newborn in Bethlehem;
then bloodied by a crown of thorns outside Jerusalem.
The dance of Trinity is meant for human flesh and bone;
when fear confines the dance in death, God rolls away the stone.

3) Come, speak aloud of Trinity, as wind and tongues of flame
set people free at Pentecost to tell the Savior’s name.
We know the yoke of sin and death, our necks have worn it smooth;
go tell the world of weight and woe that we are free to move!

4) Within the dance of Trinity, before all worlds begun,
we sing the praises of the Three, the Father, Spirit, Son.
Let voices rise and interweave, by love and hope set free,
to shape in song this joy, this life: the dance of Trinity.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.


United in Christ and guided by the Spirit, we pray for the church, the creation, and all in need.

A brief silence.

One God, giver of life, you established peace through your Son and gave your church the hope of sharing in your glory. Enliven us by your Spirit to speak and act in love for the sake of the world. God of grace, hear our prayer.

Creator of all, you rejoice in creation and have given humankind responsibility for the works of your hands. Instill in everyone your Spirit of care for the earth, especially in areas threatened by ecological devastation (areas may be named). God of grace, hear our prayer.

Loving Redeemer, you delight in the human race. Move the hearts of world leaders to seek wisdom, speak truth, and care for all endangered by poverty, prejudice, or violence. Further the work of international collaboration and peacemaking. God of grace, hear our prayer.

Abiding Comforter, you call out to all who live. Restore severed relationships and protect children who lack trustworthy caregivers. Grant hope to those who are experiencing fear, pain, or grief (especially) Matt Jensen, Greg Heckard, Dale Jensen, William Rolfson, Rita Bebler, Vickie Tusa, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Steven Hansen; sympathy to family & friends of Horace Olson; and all those we name in our hearts before you.  God of grace, hear our prayer.

Holy Three, you are community and you create community. Build up ministries that support those who are isolated or lonely. Give endurance as we nurture vital relationships in our congregation and beyond. God of grace, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for an end to the pandemic and for mercy on all who suffer physical, spiritual and economic hardship because of it.  We pray for those caring for the sick.  God of grace, hear our prayer.

We pray for our missionary: Andrew Ball in Tel Aviv, Israel; and these members and friends: John Olson; Mark & Lori Olson; Eric & Kathleen Overaas; Jerome & Ardith Palmer; William, Jennifer, Hailey & Brandon Pettiecord.  God of grace, hear our prayer.

          Holy God, we remember your saints for their strong faith and witness, even unto death. Console grieving families. Stir up in us the resolve to end the sin of white supremacy and pursue the courageous path of justice. God of grace, hear our prayer.

God of every time and place, in Jesus’ name and filled with your Holy Spirit, we entrust these spoken prayers and those in our hearts into your holy keeping.  Amen.

Peace (ELW p. 128)

The peace of Christ be with you always.

And also with you.


Let the vineyards be fruitful, Lord,
and fill to the brim our cup of blessing.
Gather a harvest from the seeds that were sown,
that we may be fed with the bread of life.
Gather the hopes and the dreams of all;
unite them with the prayers we offer.
Grace our table with your presence,
and give us a foretaste of the feast to come.

OfferTORY Prayer (ELW p. 129)

Let us pray:  Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.  Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts:  our selves, our time, and our possessions.  Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Preface (ELW p. 130)

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,

that we should at all times and in all places

give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God.

You reveal your glory

as the glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit:

equal in majesty, undivided in splendor, one Lord, one God,

ever to be adored in your eternal glory.

And so, with all the choirs of angels,

with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, Holy, Holy (ELW p. 153)

Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.


In the night in which he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,

and gave it for all to drink, saying:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup,

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Lord’s Prayer (ELW p. 145)

Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray.

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 trespasses, as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

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.

Invitation to Communion (ELW p. 154)

Come to the banquet, for all is now ready.


The body of Christ, given for you.  The blood of Christ, shed for you.

Communion Song (ELW p. 154)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace, grant us peace.


Holy God, We Praise Your Name (ELW 414)

1) Holy God, we praise your name; Lord of all, we bow before you.
All on earth your scepter claim, all in heav’n above adore you.
Infinite your vast domain, everlasting is your reign.

2) Hark! The glad celestial hymn angel choirs above are raising;
cherubim and seraphim, in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heav’ns with sweet accord: “Holy, holy, holy Lord!”

3) Lo, the apostolic train join your sacred name to hallow;
prophets swell the glad refrain, and the white-robed martyrs follow;
and from morn to set of sun through the church the song goes on.

4) Holy Father, holy Son, Holy Spirit, three we name you,
though in essence only one; undivided God we claim you
and, adoring, bend the knee while we own the mystery.

Let Us Break Bread Together (ELW 471)

1) Let us break bread together on our knees;
let us break bread together on our knees.

Refrain: When I fall on my knees,
with my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me.

2) Let us drink wine together on our knees;
let us drink wine together on our knees. Refrain

3) Let us praise God together on our knees;
let us praise God together on our knees. Refrain

Prayer after Communion (ELW p. 136)

Let us pray.  We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life. In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift, in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Blessing (ELW p. 136)

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.

The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.  Amen.

VIDEO SONG – This Little Light of Mine


Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


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Sun., 6-12:  9 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Broadcast on

KKOJ 1190 AM)

     10 am Adult Class – Parlor

Tues., 6-14:  8 am Women’s Study – Parlor

Thurs., 6-16:  8 am Men’s Study – Benson’s Cabin

Sat., 6-18: 5 pm Holy Communion Worship Service

Sun., 6-19:  9 am Holy CommunionWorship Service (Broadcast on

KKOJ 1190 AM)

     10 am Adult Class -Parlor

Mon., 6-20:  10 am Workshop – Fellowship Hall


Special:  Matt Jensen, Greg Heckard, Dale Jensen, William Rolfson, Rita Bebler, Vickie Tusa, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Steven Hansen; sympathy to family & friends of Horace Olson; and all those we name in our hearts before you. 

Missionary:  Andrew Ball in Tel Aviv, Israel

Members and friends:  John Olson; Mark & Lori Olson; Eric & Kathleen Overaas; Jerome & Ardith Palmer; William, Jennifer, Hailey & Brandon Pettiecord

Other:  Military, Pastor Ted Carnahan, Our Savior’s Church Council


HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at each worship service.  We invite all who believe in the real presence of Christ in the Sacrament for the renewal of life and forgiveness of sins to come to the Lord’s Table.  If you wish to receive the bread and wine, please hold out your hand.  Children who have not yet been instructed in the Sacrament are welcome to come forward with their families to receive a blessing.  (Grape juice is available – just ask the server.)

WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY to the families and friends of:

Karen Grunst whose memorial service was this past Monday at Kramer Family Funeral Home, Trimont;

Horace Olson whose memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m., with visitation from 1-2 p.m. at Osterberg Funeral Home;

Ruth Plackner, mother of Kim Klassen, who passed away this past Monday.

RADIO BROADCAST (Sunday) is given in memory of Mier & Marian Chozen from Brent & Terry Chozen; Shelly Condon and family; and Blair Chozen and family.

RADIO BROADCAST FUND – Our Savior’s broadcasts the worship service on KKOJ-1190 AM each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.  Sponsorships are needed and cost $100 per week and may be given in honor, celebration or in memory of someone.  Contact the church office for available dates.  Thank you!

NEED HELP with soundboard operators, projectionists, radio announcers, scripture readers, ushers & greeters – please call the church office and volunteer to be on the schedule.  Thanks!

LAST WEEK, June 4 & 5:

          Attendance – 189

          Offering – $3,845.00


                             Saturday                               Sunday              

Acolytes              Baylee Pietrowski                 Maryjane Halverson

                                                                             Taylor Schultz

Communion       Brandi Bolte                          Brandon Halverson

                                                                             Matt & Kaleen Schultz

                                                                             Eric Tvinnereim

                                                                             Ken Kruse

Greeters               Dennis & Barb  Erickson                                 

Scripture Readers        Arlene Vee                   Sandy Phillips

Ushers                 Al Showman                          William Rolfson

Radio Announcer       

Projectionist       Steve/Jan Fransen                 Jean Pike

Organist              Melynda Tracey                     Melynda Tracey