SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019
PRELUDE Hymn Prelude on “WAREHAM” – Healey Willan
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #158
Come, Christians, Join to Sing (verse 1 only)
HYMN #185 When Morning Gilds The Skies
CALL TO WORSHIP #881 The Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
OPENING PRAYER (Transfiguration, #259 in Hymnal)
Holy God, Upon the mountain you revealed our Messiah, who by His death and resurrection would fulfill both the law and the prophets. By His transfiguration enlighten our path that we may dare to suffer with Him in the service of humanity and to share in the everlasting glory of Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever! Amen.
HYMN #258 O Wondrous Sight, O Vision Fair
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #471 Move Me
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
MISSION MOMENT Robin Folk, Christian Education Team
Becky Fladd, CROP Hunger Walk
GIFT OF MUSIC All Things Bright and Beautiful
arr. by Sandra Eithun Emery Lawrence, piano
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD
Hymn Prelude on “OLD HUNDREDTH” – Healey Willan
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS #94
Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
PASSING THE PEACE
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #600 (verses 1 & 3)
THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 9:28-36
28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John and James and went up on the mountaintop to pray. 29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered and His robe became white and glistening. 30 And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah 31 Who appeared in glory and spoke of His decrease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and those with him were heavy in sleep; And when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him. 33 Then it happened as they were parting from Him that Peter said to Jesus, ”Master, it is good for us to be here, and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah”- not knowing what he said. 34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them and they were fearful as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying,”This is My Beloved Son, Hear Him!” 36 When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found alone, but they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen. – NKJV
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
• Have you had a personal “mountain top experience” with God?
• Have you climbed the mountain to look?
• Do you put limits on God?
• How can you think “outside the box” but still be within God’s grace?
• Who would you say that Jesus is?
MESSAGE Thinking Out of the Box Dr. Gary R. Schopfer
We Have Come At Christ’s Own Bidding
God Be With You Till We Meet Again
BLESSING & SENDING
POSTLUDE Hymn Prelude on “HYFRYDOL” – Healey Willan