February 19, 2023

Transfiguration Sunday



Prelude:    “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”                   arr. Larry Shackley


Call to Worship:   Joe Asire

  The Lord reigns!

      Let all the earth quake!

   The Lord is great in Zion;

      And is exalted over all the peoples.

   Let us praise God’s great and awesome Name!

      Holy is the Lord! Alleluia!


Opening Hymn:  "Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies" #173                                                               


Prayer Before the Word: Joe Asire

First Lesson:   Exodus 24:12-18                           

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 


Psalm:  Psalm 99  #819    

Gospel Lesson  Matthew 17:1-9                         

L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Sermon:  "The Light at the Center"      Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn:  "Christ Upon the Mountain Peak" see insert    


Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory: "How Can I Keep From Singing?" Robert Lowry, arr. Edward Broughton

Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn: "O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair"  #258



Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ, and Vocals

Cheryl Dove, John Kersten, Pastor Gilbert Stones - Vocals

Joe Asire - Liturgy & Scripture

Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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