Greeters: The Kauffman family
February 23, 2020
As we prepare for worship, God bring us to the mountain top; bring us to the mountain top so that we may be inspired to do your work in the valley below.
Hymns are from the purple chorus book and the brown hymnal.
*indicates that congregation should stand, if able
MEDITATION HYMN (Please remain seated)
“He Is Here” purple bk. 135
*CALL TO WORSHIP (read responsively)
L: God of glory and mercy, before his death in shame, your Son went to the mountain top and you revealed his life in glory.
P: Where prophets witnessed to him, you proclaimed him your Son, but he returned to die among us.
All: Help us face evil with courage, knowing that all things, even death, are subject to your transforming power. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
*OPENING PRAYER (unison)
Dear God, we thank you for your awesome power that you put to work in the world for the good of all people. Thank you for being so awesome, and yet, you handle us so gently, caring about us and loving us. You are always near us to wipe our tears, to encourage us and to lead us on the path of righteousness. Be with us today and in the days to come and help us to listen to you and only hear your truth. Amen.
*HYMN: “Come Now Is the Time to Worship” (purple) 117
FIRST LESSON: Matthew 17:1-9 Pew Bible p. 822
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.
SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS
Lord’s Prayer p. x at front of red hymnal
*Doxology Back cover of brown hymnal
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
*HYMN: “Soon and Very Soon” (purple) 27
SERMON TEXT: 2 Peter 1:16-21 Pew Bible p. 1018
SERMON: “Just Listen” Pastor Kari Swigart
*HYMN: “We’re Marching to Zion” 489