Order of Worship February 14, 2021                                                             Transfiguration Sunday


Prelude                                 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”                         arr. Gordon Young

Call to Worship   
    God calls from the heavens above
        and to the earth that all may be judged.
    The heavens declare God's righteousness,
        for God alone is judge!

Opening Prayer   
Almighty God, who has shown continuing faithfulness toward your children: Shine the light of your countenance upon us that the going-forth of your word may give light and understanding to nourish the hearts of all; Through Jesus Christ our one Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit through ages of ages. Amen.    [Mozarabic Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                        “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”             #103 (verses 1, 2 & 4)

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                    Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                              2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm                                                          Psalm 50:1-6

Children’s Time                                                                                                              Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel                                                           Mark 9:2-9

Message                                         “Where Glory Gives Way”                          Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                  “Christ, upon the Mountain Peak”     words: Brian Wren, music: Gilbert Stones

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                    Beth Crizer
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 

    Your kingdom come,  your will be done, 

    On earth as it is 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     [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                                  “Aria in E Major”                                             Nicolo Porpora

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                           “As a Fire Is Meant for Burning”                                              #2237

                                        Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                   “Shalom to You”   

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


Children's Time

Happy Valentine's Day!

This week we continue our series for Black History Month with the comparison of two men who, 

after coming closer to God, were able to shut out hate and live their lives with love.