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Online Worship December 13, 2020

Third Sunday of Advent

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Trinity UMC Denton TX Online Worship December 13, 2020 – YouTube


  • PRELUDE & ACOLYTE– Dr. Marcin Parys (Organist) and Niko Steinmetz & Chloe O’Donnell (Acolytes)
  • OPENING HYMN– “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” – Dr. Marcin Parys (Organist) and Tawny Rybowicz (Music Minister)
  • AFFIRMATION OF FAITH– Apostles’ Creed
  • “LIGHT ONE CANDLE” – Children’s & Chancel Virtual Choir
  • CHILDREN’S MOMENT– Denise Davis (Children’s Minister)
  • SCRIPTURE READING: LUKE 1:26-56– Rev. Dyan Dietz
  • 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
  • SERMON- “Do Not Be Afraid: Joseph’s Story” – Rev. Dyan Dietz (Pastor)
  • BLESSING OF THE ELEMENTS– Please join us for drive through communion between 10 and 10:30 this morning at the front of the Church.
  • HYMN OF REFLECTION– “Light of the World” – Paul & Vinny Thomas
  • BENEDICTION– Rev. Dyan Dietz
  • CLOSING WORSHIP– “Joy, Unspeakable Joy” – Refuel

Online Worship December 6, 2020

Join us as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent!

Order of Worship follows the link

Trinity UMC Denton TX Online Worship December 6, 2020 – YouTube

  • WELCOME!– Rev. Dyan Dietz (Pastor)
  • OPENING WORSHIP– “Mary Did You Know” – Refuel & Hannah Thomas (Acolyte)
  • “LIGHT ONE CANDLE” – Children’s & Chancel Virtual Choir
  • CHILDREN’S MOMENT– Denise Davis (Children’s Minister)
  • OFFERTORY– “Breath of Heaven” – Tawny Rybowicz (Music Minister) & Rosie Alexander (Pianist)
  • SCRIPTURE READING: LUKE 1:26-56– Rev. Dyan Dietz
  • In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged in marriage to a man named Joseph, a descendent of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. You will be with child, and give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever. His kingdom will never end!” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So, the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be as you have said.” Then the angel left her. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, and entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.” And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!For He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me. Holy is His name. His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped His servant Israel remember to be merciful, to Abraham and his descendants even as he has to our fathers.” Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.
  • SERMON– “Tidings of Great Joy: Mary’s Story” – Rev. Dyan Dietz (Pastor)
  • CLOSING HYMNS– “To a Maid Engaged to Joseph” & I want to Walk as a Child of the Light” – Dr. Marcin Parys (Organist) & Tawny Rybowicz (Music Minister)
  • POSTLUDE– Dr. Marcin Parys (Organist) & Hannah Thomas (Acolyte)

Online Worship November 29,2020 First Sunday of Advent

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Order of Worship follows the link

Trinity UMC Denton, TX Online Worship Nov. 29, 2020 – YouTube



  • PRELUDE & ACOLYTE– Dr. Marcin Parys (Organist) – Niko Steinmetz & Chloe O’Donnell (Acolytes)
  • OPENING HYMN “Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming” – Tawny Rybowicz (Music Minister) & Dr. Marcin Parys (Organist)
  • AFFIRMATION OF FAITH– Apostles’ Creed (Tawny Rybowicz)
  • I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;* the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick 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.
  • ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING– Marie Snider, Niko Steinmetz, Chloe O’Donnell
  • “LIGHT ONE CANDLE” – Children’s & Chancel Virtual Choir
  • CHILDREN’S MOMENT– Denise Davis (Children’s Minister)
  • SCRIPTURE READING: LUKE 1:5-25– Tawny Rybowicz (Music Minister)
  • 5 In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 Both of them were righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were getting on in years. 8 Once when he was serving as priest before God and his section was on duty, 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and offer incense. 10 Now at the time of the incense offering, the whole assembly of the people was praying outside. 11 Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was terrified; and fear overwhelmed him. 13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John. 14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit. 16 He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” 18 Zechariah said to the angel, “How will I know that this is so? For I am an old man, and my wife is getting on in years.” 19 The angel replied, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 But now, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time, you will become mute, unable to speak, until the day these things occur.” 21 Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah, and wondered at his delay in the sanctuary. 22 When he did come out, he could not speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary. He kept motioning to them and remained unable to speak. 23 When his time of service was ended, he went to his home. 24 After those days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she remained in seclusion. She said, 25 “This is what the Lord has done for me when he looked favorably on me and took away the disgrace I have endured among my people.”
  • SERMON– “Prepare Ye The Way: John’s Story” – Rev. Dyan Dietz (Pastor)
  • SONG OF REFLECTION– “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” – Refuel
  • CLOSING WORSHIP & ACOLYTE– “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)”Refuel & Niko Steinmetz – Chloe O’Donnell (Acolytes)

A Reminder From The Office

From Finance Director Nancy Flanagan:

I hope this finds each of you and your family safely at home and doing well. I have a couple of things that may be of interest to you:

Contribution Statements for 2019 were sent in January. If you did not receive yours, please check your email junk folder. Coming from a new email address, it may have gone there. If you still do not see it, contact me, either by phone or email and I will be happy to send you another statement, either via email or standard mail.

In addition, if you’re concerned about being able to give to the church during this time, please know that you still have the capability. As always, your contributions can be mailed to the church and I will continue to process them as usual. You also have the option to Give Online. Go to the homepage of our website,, and select Giving from the navigation bar at the top. Here you will be able to make a one-time donation or create an account and set up recurring contributions. If you need assistance with this, please call and I will be happy to help!


Nancy Flanagan

Finance Director, TUMC Denton



As per the request of Bishop McKee, we will NOT hold worship services or Sunday School on March 15 and 22.

I will be working closely with our Trinity staff and lay leadership to keep you updated daily.

Please remember your Commitment to Christ and to Trinity through. your prayers, gifts, service, and witness.

We are all working diligently to find safe ways to be present together.

For giving, please go to our Trinity website — and click on “Giving.”at the top of the Home Page

Or, mail your tithes and offerings to the church: Trinity UMC — 633 Hobson Lane — Denton, TX 76205

Rev. Jim Bowden


Read the full text of the Bishop’s letter here

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We have finished up our 4-Lesson Series on WISDOM called ‘Influencer’ this week. What did we learn?

Whether it’s Instagram, YouTube, TV, or movies, we are constantly surrounded by “influencers.” But in reality, we are all influencers because we all influence others in some way, whether we mean to or not. We’re all already influencers, but the question is, “What kind of influencers will we be?” In this 4-week series, we’ll learn from a few key influencers in the Bible about what real influencers are like. They’re humble (not arrogant), chase good (not evil), live small (and dream big), and tell God’s story (not just their own).





-26th: Normal Youth!
-29th: Game night!!! Bring your favorite card and board games for a fun-filled Wednesday night!


-2nd: Super Duper Sunday! @Cole Slater’s House!
-5th, 9th, 12th: Normal Youth!
-17th: No Youth!
-19th, 23rd, 26th: Normal Youth!




Spring 2020 Youth Music Schedule

Youth Handbells (YH) meets Wednesdays 6pm to 6:30pm in the sanctuary
Youth Praise Band (YPB) meets Sundays 4pm to 5pm in Lowrie

Sunday, February 2nd: YPB plays “The River” in Refuel, call is 9am; possible YPB rehearsal at 4pm
Sunday, February 9th: No rehearsal due to Mid-Winter retreat
Wednesday, February 26th: No rehearsal- Ash Wednesday service

Sunday, March 8th: No rehearsal due to Spring Break
Wednesday, March 11th: No rehearsal due to Spring Break
Sunday, March 15th: No rehearsal due to Spring Break
Sunday, March 22nd: YH play at 8:30am and 11am services; YPB plays “Somewhere in the Middle” in Refuel; YPB WILL HAVE rehearsal at 4pm
Saturday, March 28th: Music Ministry Concert, if you want to participate
Sunday, April 12th: Youth Sunrise Service, call for YPB is 6:3oam; No afternoon rehearsal
Sunday, April 19th: YH play the 11am service ONLY, call is 10:45am
Sunday, May 17th: YPB play song at Fatted Calf, call TBA

YPB will be on break after Fatted Calf service until mid-August

Sunday, May 24st: YH play at 8:30am and 11am with Trinity Ringers

YH will be on break after May 24th until mid-August




As we prepare for our next 4-Lesson Series on The Four Spiritual Habits, let’s start it off with an opening question.

What’s your favorite way to spend time with God? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!