Order of service for those who would like to follow along with the full Service
WE HAVE COME TO WORSHIP OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, FOR HIS RADIANT LIGHT HAS DRAWN US INTO HIS PRESENCE.
The Call to Worship: (responsively)
L: The Light has been shining.
P: The Light of Epiphany has been shining.
L: We have seen the coming of the kings.
P: We have seen the coming of John the Baptist.
L: We have seen the coming of Jesus.
P: But the season of Epiphany is almost over.
L: Today with the Transfiguration, we see Jesus clearly.
P: But in Lent the Lord is hidden in shadow.
L: Some will follow Him.
P: Some will mock Him.
L: Some will be healed by Him.
P: Some will crucify Him.
All: Let the light shine while it may. Let us all in our worship together walk to that light.
“Fairest Lord Jesus” 232
Prayer of Adoration and Confession: Minister
“Open my eyes, that I may see” 500 (New)
Assurance of Pardon: Minister
The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you. And also with you.
Exodus 24: 12-18 Allan Turberfield
Matthew 17: 1-9 Minister
Sermon: “Mountaintop Experience”
Prayer of Intercession
The Lord’s Prayer
Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:
“Now thank we all our God” vs. 1&2 103
O God of all people and places, who created all the earth and called it good. We come bringing our gifts with the earnest prayer that you will bless them. Take these gifts, we ask you, and multiply them, so that the world may know the light of Christ in the midst of darkness.
“Shine, Jesus, Shine” vs. 1-3 376 (New)
Commissioning and Benediction