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Transfiguration Sunday

The flowers gracing the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Joe and Ernest Giannini, brothers and uncles of Rose and Susan.

We invite you to maintain a spirit of silence as the prelude begins our service.


OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Prelude
Introit "O, How He Loves You & Me" K. Kaiser

Call to Worship: Ps 50:1, Isaiah 2:21; Ps 96
The mighty one, God the Lord,
SPEAKS AND SUMMONS THE EARTH
In the final days the temple will tower about the highest hills and mountains,
ALL NATIONS WILL STREAM TOWARD IT.
Tell the nations, "The Lord rules!"
LET HEAVEN AND EARTH BE GLAD!
Let sea and sea creatures roar,
LET THE FIELD AND ITS BEASTS EXULT!

*Hymn 551 "Soon and Very Soon"

Let us be before our God in silence.

Opening Prayer: Psalm 85
LORD, YOU LOVED YOUR LAND, BROUGHT JACOB BACK, FORGOT OUR GUILT, FORGAVE OUR SINS, SWALLOWED YOUR ANGER. TURN, REVIVE US, NOURISH OUR JOY, SHOW US YOUR MERCY, SAVE US, LORD! THEN LOVE AND FIDELITY WILL EMBRACE, PEACE AND JUSTICE KISS.


Kyrie (sung)
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.


A Word of Assurance: Psalm 45:7b-9

The Summary of God's Law (Mk 12:29b-31)
This is the first commandment:
HEAR O ISRAEL, 
THE LORD OUR GOD, 
THE LORD IS ONE!  
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD 
WITH ALL YOUR HEART, 
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, 
WITH ALL YOUR MIND, 
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.

This is the second commandment:
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.

Anthem "He Touched Me" W. Gaither

THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 99

*Gloria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
All Christians are invited to join us in this affirmation:
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER 
AND TO THE SON 
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.  
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, 
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE, 
WORLD WITHOUT END, 
AMEN, AMEN!

The Greeting of Peace
Announcements
*Hymn 252 "There's A Sweet, Sweet Spirit"

Scripture Lessons:
Jewish Scriptures: Exodus 34:29-35
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Alleluia! ALLELUIA!
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36
Sermon

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
*Hymn 88 "Fairest Lord Jesus"
*The Offering
*The Doxology (625) and Prayer

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW; 
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW; 
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS; 
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST.

AMEN.

A Time of Giving Thanks and Praise
Pastoral Prayer & the Lord's Prayer
*Hymn 382 "Be Thou My Vision"
*The Benediction
*Choral Response
*Postlude


*Please stand if you are able.

News - 22nd February 2004

 

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