February 23, 2020 – Transfiguration Sunday


Gathering Songs:             "Songs of Thankfulness and Praise" – VU 101

“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” – VU 315


Candle Lighting




Call to Worship (adapted from Gathering ACE 2020)

One: God touches the world,

All: and the world changes.

One: God touches us,

All: and we are transformed.

One: In the brightness of day,

All: in the deepest part of night,

One: on the mountain,

All: in the valley,

One: everywhere.

All: In this time together, we invite God to open our hearts to the transformation of our lives and of the world.

One: And through the change

All: to know God’s presence with us.

One: Let us worship God!

All: Alleluia! Amen!

Hymn: “It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker”– MV Supplement, p. 3


Story Time


Hymn: “Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters” – VU 442


Sacrament of Baptism for Everleigh Hicks – Screen


Hymn: “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” – VU 444



Offering Song: “We Praise You, O God” – VU 218 (v.1)

Prayer of Dedication


Scripture:  Matthew 17:1-9


Choir’s Ministry of Music


Sermon: “Do Not Be Afraid”


Hymn: “We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding” – VU 104


Commissioning and Benediction


Sung Benediction: “One More Step Along the World I Go” – VU 639 (vs. 1, 4)