Trinity Sunday 

  • June 4, 2023
  • Hybrid Worship
  • Celebration of Teachers, BYG Leaders and Graduates of 2023
  • Thank you to the Yorozu Family for today’s flower arrangement. Arthur S. Yorozu, 95, passed away on September 26, 2022. Arthur’s Celebration of Life service was yesterday, June 3, 2023 at BMUMC.
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Order of Worship

Let All Things Now Living
By K.K. Davis traditional Welsh Hymn
Miriam Tong
Welcome of Grace and Greeting
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Call to Worship
Michelle Yokoyama
Opening Hymn 
As the Deer (x2)
(TFWS #2025) 

Neal Komedal and Miriam Tong
Opening Prayer
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
First Scripture Reading
Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSVUE, JLB)
Malia Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nagoya
Children’s Message
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
Celebrating Teachers, BYG Leaders
and Graduates of 2023

Revs. Karen Yokota Love and Mia MiKyung Park
Second Scripture Reading
John 11:11-27 (NRSVUE, JLB)
Allison Hall, Tsutomu Nagoya
Formed in Death but Meant for Resurrection 
Rev. Dr. Mark C. Hearn
Hymn of Reflection 
Hymn of Promise
(UMH #707)

Neal Komedal and Miriam Tong
Holy Communion
Revs. Karen Yokota Love, Mia MiKyung Park, Jeney Park-Hearn, Mark C. Hearn
Introduction to the Offering
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Closing Hymn
Blest Are They (TFWS #2155)
Neal Komedal and Miriam Tong
Rev. Dr. Mark C. Hearn
How Majestic Is Your Name
Words and Music: Michael W. Smith

Miriam Tong
Passing of the Peace
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Zoom Breakout Room 
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn

Sermon Reflection Questions

  • Take inventory of your spiritual life after these three years of pandemic. What words describe your spiritual life?
  • What was alive in you before 2020 but has now died in you since then?
  • What needs resurrection in you so you can live a compelling life of faith

Upcoming Lectionary Scriptures

Monday, June 5, 2023
Psalm 29; Job 38:39-39:12; 1 Corinthians 12:1-3
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Psalm 29; Job 39:13-25; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Psalm 29; Job 39:26-40:5; John 14:25-26
Thursday, June 8, 2023 
Semi-continuous: Psalm 33:1-12; Genesis 13:1-18; 2 Peter 2:17-22
Complementary: Psalm 50:7-15; Lamentations 1:7-11; 2 Peter 2:17-22
Friday, June 9, 2023 
Semi-continuous: Psalm 33:1-12; Genesis 14:17-24; Acts 28:1-10
Complementary: Psalm 50:7-15; Lamentations 3:40-58; Acts 28:1-10
Saturday, June 10, 2023 
Semi-continuous: Psalm 33:1-12; Genesis 15:1-20; Matthew 9:27-34
Complementary: Psalm 50:7-15; Exodus 34:1-9; Matthew 9:27-34


VBS Volunteers Meetings | June 4

Attention all VBS Volunteers, we will be holding the second volunteer meeting on Sunday, June 4th, after the service, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Webb Room. If you are planning to volunteer at VBS this year, please make sure to attend this meeting.

VBS Decoration and Activity Materials Collection

For VBS 2023, we need Koinobori/Fish kite decorations. Kindly consider lending your Koinobori for this year’s VBS. Please remember to indicate your name on each item. This will ensure that they can be returned to you after VBS.

Additionally, VBS Campers will be making snack bags and hygiene bags for people in need. We kindly ask for donations of small packs of snacks (such as granola bars, dried fruit, juice boxes, and pops) and hygiene products (such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, shaving gel, and razors). There will be a designated box for collection in the Narthex. Thank you!

Special Edition Print from Blaine’s own, Glenn Mitsui! | Purchase here

From the Asian Counseling and Referral Service: 

To celebrate the return of Walk for Rice to Seward Park, we are thrilled to offer a special-edition art print designed by local artist Glenn Mitsui, the son of Sam Mitsui, who co-founded the first Walk 33 years ago. 

“The piece celebrates the beauty of the park, which my dad loved. He ran the loop and swam to the buoys countless times…In short, Walk for Rice and Seward Park were two of my father’s loves. It was an honor to try to capture why in this piece.” 

All proceeds from this special art print will benefit the ACRS Food Bank, which provides culturally familiar foods to immigrants, refugees, elders and families throughout King County. 

Join or support a fundraising team and walk with us at Seward Park on Saturday, June 17!

33rd Annual ACRS Walk for Rice | June 17 • 9am

This year ACRS will hold its in-person Walk for Rice at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Seward Park! Team Blaine’s fundraising goal is $7,000. Help ACRS feed AAPI community members who are experiencing food insecurity by joining or donating to Team Blaine! Go to Team Blaine’s page at ACRS’s website to donate! Or mail your donation to the Blaine office (checks made out to “Walk for Rice”, memo: “Team Blaine”) . Thanks for your support! Read more.

Summer Camps & VBS 2023! | See Dates

This summer’s Camping Ministries and Vacation Bible School schedules are out! Save dates for your children and youth!

June 25-30
Jr. High Camp
(for incoming 6th-9th graders):
Register by May 31, here
July 10-14
Vacation Bible School
Register now:
July 23-28 Asian Camp
(for incoming 10th grade-2 years post-high school)
Register by June 25, here

Ongoing Request for Chips and Savory Treats

Thank you all for generously donating sweet and savory treats for post-worship fellowship time. Currently, we need more chips and savory items: wrapped bags of chips (potato chips, Doritos, Cheetos etc.) would be appreciated. Drop off your donations to the Narthex, Church Office, or Social Hall either on Sunday or during Church Office Hours (Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM). Help serve refreshments on Sundays after worship by contacting Julie Lock at:

Ongoing Donations for Afghan and Ukrainian Refugees

Items being collected: At this time, we have an abundance of some items and so we are NOT in need of clothing or children’s toys. Especially needed items are women’s products, toothpaste, personal care items, rice cookers, blenders, mixing bowls, microwave ovens, toasters, mixers, irons, dish sets, towels, and blankets.

Blaine Memorial UMC Collection Hours: Collection items can be dropped off to the Blaine Memorial Social Hall from Tuesday – Thursday between 10:00AM-4:00PM. Please call the Church Office at (206) 723-1536 prior to dropping off your items. South King County Response Center Collection & Volunteer Hours: The Donation Center is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, same time as the Tukwila Pantry at 3118 S. 140th St. Seattle.

Please text Kim Parks at (206) 683-1707 when you would like to help. Please wear a mask and bring a marking pen and measuring tape if possible. Please contact Donna Sekijima at: and/or Anne Arakaki-Lock at: