Today’s Message (Video), 02/14/2021

  • TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY
  • Worship Leader: Lucina Hallagan, Certified Lay Speaker
  • Pianist: Stephanie Mercer
  • PRELUDE: Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord
  • WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Kyle Houser
  • PASSING OF THE PEACE & CANDLE LIGHTING
  • OPENING MUSIC-VIDEO: Men’s Quartet: Just a Little Talk with Jesus
  • CALL TO WORSHIP:
  • L: The light of God is shining …
  • P: Shining around and within.
  • L: The voice of God is calling …
  • P: Calling not just from ancient texts, But from here and now
  • L: The love of God is with us …
  • P: Flowing around and within us.
  • HYMN: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light, UMH 206
  • PRAYERS FOR THE COMMUNITY
  • 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 who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
  • PSALM READING: Psalm 46:1-7. May God add a blessing to the reading, hearing and understanding of scripture, Thanks Be to God!
  • HYMN: Come and Find the Quiet Center ,TFWS 2128
  • GOSPEL: Mark 9:2-9
  • TODAY’S MESSAGE: UnAfraid. Face your fears with faith. Examine your assumptions in light of the facts. Attack your anxieties with action. Release your cares to God.
  • *VIDEO: Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, UMH 462
  • INVITATION TO OUR GIVING: Our offerings for the work of ministry may be placed in the boxes found at the entrance and exit doors to the sanctuary.
  • OFFERTORY: Give Thanks
  • DOXOLOGY: UMH 94
  • BENEDICTION WITH BLESSING: Gratitude Litany: group response is: “We give you thanks, O Lord!” When the morning is bright with possibility …When the day is dark and the skies are heavy …When children remind us of your promises for the future …When we are weary of wearing masks and yearn for physical touch …When we receive an unexpected gift …When the bill is more than we expected and the bank account is low …When weariness and illness drag us down …When a moment with a friend makes us want to share the joy …When we are weighed down by anxiety …When we are lifted by the power of music …In joy, in sorrow, in good times and bad, in pandemics, in ZOOM connections, in life, in death, in all things …Now, as a child of God and as the friend of Jesus, be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live unafraid – beloved and chosen. Amen.
  • POSTLUDE: Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho
  • Music used with permission under CCLI and CCVI Licensing Agreements.

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