WELCOME TO OUR

 

Worship Service

11:00 a.m.

 

SUNDAY

 

February 23, 2020

*Please stand as able.

LET US GATHER TOGETHER

Gathering Music                                    Francesca

Greeting                                                          Dick

 

*Praise Hymn - #112 - "Holy Ground"

                   

                    

Call to Worship                              Pastor  Debbie

L: As God called to Moses from the mountain,

    P: we are called to be God's people.

L: As Jesus called the disciples to the mountain top, 

    P: we are called to follow wherever he leads.

L: As the disciples stood in awe at the sound of God's voice,

    P: We are called to worship in wonder and praise.

 

*Opening Hymn  - Shine Jesus Shine:

 

Verse 1:

Lord, the Light of Your Love is shining,

In the midst of the darkness shining,

Jesus, Light of the World, shine upon us,

Set us free by the truth You now bring us,

Shine on me. Shine on me.

Chorus:

Shine, Jesus shine,

Fill this land with the Father's glory.

Blaze, Spirit blaze,

Set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river flow,

Flood the nations with grace and mercy.

Send forth Your word,

Lord and let there be light.

Verse 2:

Lord I come to Your awesome presence,

From the shadows into Your radiance.

By the blood I may enter Your brightness, Search me, try me, consume all my darkness. Shine on me. Shine on me. (to Chorus)

Verse 3:

As we gaze on Your kindly brightness.

So our faces display Your likeness.

Ever changing from glory to glory,

Mirrored here may our lives tell Your

story.

Shine on me. Shine on me. (to Chorus)

 

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Opening Prayer                               Pastor Debbie

GIFTS AND PRAYERS

Announcements, Concerns, and Joys           Dick 

Prayers of the People                    Pastor Debbie 

THE LORD'S PRAYER (in unison)

     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.    Amen

THE WORD OF GOD

Scripture Reading                                        Grace

 

Matthew 17:1-9 (NRSV)

17 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 

 

3 Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

 

5 While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” 

 

6 When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. 7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” 8 And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

 

And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.

May God add His blessings

to the reading of these Scriptures

 

MESSAGE

"The Transfiguration"                    Pastor Debbie

                          SPECIAL MUSIC                                       

Noctume Op.37/1 in G Minor -

F. Chopin (1810-1849)                       Francesca  

COMMUNION

 

Invitation to the Table            Pastor Debbie

 

Communion Hymn - #413 -                                                              "Take Our Bread"        

Prayer for the Bread and the Cup

                                               Pastor Debbie        

Words of Institution                Pastor Debbie

Sharing The Bread and The Cup

OFFERING INVITATION

Offeratory                               Pastor Debbie
 

*Doxology - #46 -"Praise God from

                      Whom All Blessings Flow"

*Offering Prayer                   Pastor Debbie 

GOING FORTH

*Hymn of Invitation- #595 -

                                    "Be Thou My Vision"

 

Benediction                             Pastor Debbie

Postlude                                        Francesca

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              Following the Worship Service,               we ask you to join us for a Congregational meeting in the sanctuary.

All are welcome!!