Bulletin for February 26

We are glad to have you wor­ship with us!

Hear­ing devices and LARGE PRINT bul­letins are avail­able; our ush­ers are hap­py to assist you.

Please silence all devices dur­ing wor­ship. (*) indi­cates please stand, as you are able

Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 26, 2017

GREETING & PRELUDE  in silence, please pre­pare your heart for wor­ship

Lieb­ster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 730/731 — J S Bach

CHORAL INTROIT                              Let Us Rejoice! — John Yarring­ton

GATHERING WORDS                        Matthew 17. 1–5

*HYMN                                          Open The Eyes of My Heart

Open the eyes of my heart Lord, Open the eyes of my heart, 

I want to see You, I want to see You! 

Open the eyes of my heart Lord, Open the eyes of my heart, 

I want to see You, I want to see You!

To see You high and lift­ed up, shin­ing in the light of Your glo­ry

Pour out Your pow­er and love as we sing holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You.

Holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy, I want to see You.

To see You high and lift­ed up, shin­ing in the light of Your glo­ry

Pour out Your pow­er and love as we sing holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy; Holy, holy, holy,

I want to see You, I want to see you.

OPENING PRAYER

God of the moun­tain­top and of the plain, we remem­ber today the Trans­fig­u­ra­tion of Jesus. Glo­ri­ous, mys­te­ri­ous, and shim­mer­ing with light, you know our hearts, our tri­umphs, and our dis­as­ters. Take us as we are; love us as we are; join with us and trans­form us into your holy ones. Light our way; direct our course; and ener­gize us, for we have more moun­tains to climb. Amen. 

GIFT OF MUSIC On Faith Alone (Sola Fide)               Alleluia Choir

Robert White John­son, Al Den­son, Kar­la and Scott Pierre, Arr. by Tom Fet­tke

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER     Hear Our Prayer — John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL ANTHEM                   Christ Is the World’s Light                                Chan­cel Choir

Fred Pratt Green & K. Lee Scott

OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD

Bourées I & II (III Cel­lo-Suite BWV 1009) — J S Bach

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS      We Give Thee But Thine Own

*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS)  Make Us One Lord

THE WRITTEN WORD 2 Peter 1. 16–21

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

On what basis does Peter claim his spir­i­tu­al author­i­ty?

How would you answer some­one who asked you why they should believe the Scrip­tures are God’s Word?

What does it real­ly mean for us to fol­low Jesus?

HYMN No. 596       Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word

MEDITATION                   The Basis of Our Cer­tain­ty                          Dr. Bri­an Homan                           

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Light of light, True God of true God — as you spoke from the pil­lar of cloud to Moses and the peo­ple so you spoke from the bright cloud to Jesus and his dis­ci­ples.  May your word live through us today, that our world of sor­row may be trans­fig­ured into joy.  Amen.

*CLOSING HYMN No. 529          How Firm a Foun­da­tion

  

THE SENDING TO SERVE                               

*BENEDICTION                                 Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE                     Finale Alle­gro (Con­cer­to Op 4 No 4) — G F Han­del

Please join us for con­tin­ued fel­low­ship over refresh­ments in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Those desir­ing to receive Christ or to pray with the pas­tor are invit­ed

to meet with him in the Prayer Room off of the Fel­low­ship Hall.