February 23, 2020 – Transfiguration Sunday
Gathering Songs: "Songs of Thankfulness and Praise" – VU 101
“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” – VU 315
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,
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
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)