Weekly Bulletin for August 18, 2019

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019

GREETING

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.

GLORIA PATRI

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

HYMN #2103

We Have Come At Christ’s Own Bid­ding

BENEDICTION #672

God Be With You Till We Meet Again

BLESSING & SENDING

POSTLUDE Hymn Pre­lude on “HYFRYDOL — Healey Willan