WP February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020:  Transfiguration Sunday

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP 

Great is the Lord—

exalted among the nations.

Mighty is the Lord—

King of heaven and earth.

Holy is the Lord—

beyond our understanding

Let us worship our God!

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook © 2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS  Above All; Break Through

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, we confess that we have praised you with our lips but have not glorified you with our lives.  Have mercy on us, we pray, for our weak faith that fades under pressure, for our quick enthusiasm that just as quickly dies, for the hopes we proclaim but do not pursue.  Forgive us, Lord God, and give us new trust in your power.  May we live for justice and tell of your loving-kindness by our acts as by our words, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook © 2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING  I’m Forever Grateful

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG  Here I Am to Worship

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 8:27 – 9:8

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON “Who Do YOU Say I Am?”

 

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 debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG  Jesus Messiah

 

*BENEDICTION