February 23, 2020 – Transfiguration Sunday

 

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

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

                                               

Candle Lighting

 

Welcome/Announcements

 

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

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)