Come, Let Us Adore Him!

Indicates to stand if you are able.

Prayer cards may be filled out prior to the first

hymn and placed in the offering plate in the back

of the church, or handed to an usher during the

first hymn.

 

We Gather as the Body of Christ

PRELUDE                                                     Heidi Prior

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS     Pastor Bob

                     

INTROIT                   Spirit of the Living God / Choir

CALL TO WORSHIP                 Joan Fossum, Liturgist

 HYMN            Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise

                                                   / UMC Hymnal # 103

Acolyte(s) will bring in the Light of Christ

OPENING PRAYER (Unison)

Transform us, O Lord, in this time of worship. Shape us, more and more, into the people you desire us to be. Accompany us as we discern what change might be necessary and how You might be inviting us to transformation, this day. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Exodus 24: 12-18 / OT page 69

EPISTLE LESSON

2 Peter 1: 16-21 / NT page 216

 CHILDREN’S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB

 

Nursery aged children may leave for nursery care.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

Change My Heart, O God

/ The Faith We Sing Hymnal # 2152

We Attend to the Word

 HYMN                                        Be Thou My Vision

                                                 / UMC Hymnal # 451

GOSPEL READING                                                   

Matthew 17: 1-9 / NT page 17

Pastor:  This is the Word of God for the

                         people of God

                      People:  Thanks be to God.

MEDITATION

“Are You Ready to be Transformed?”

Pastor Bob

We Gather at Christ's Table

OFFERTORY

High Upon a Mountain  / Choir

DOXOLOGY                              UMC HYMNAL #94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below; Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Praise God, the source of all our gifts!  Praise Jesus Christ, whose

power up-lifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

BLESSING THE OFFERING (Unison)

Generous God, you reveal your goodness and light through countless blessings and gifts. Receive our offerings – a small portion of what you have given us – and reveal your goodness and grace to others in the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

 HYMN                                                Awesome God

                          / The Faith We Sing Hymnal # 2040

(Please form a circle around the sanctuary to

receive the Benediction and to sing to each other).

† BENEDICTION

This week our Lenten journey begins. Over these next weeks of Lent, through prayer, worship, personal devotion – and right in the midst of your daily life – may you encounter Jesus. And may those encounters change you, transform you into the person that God desires for you to be. May the grace of God – Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer – be with you always. Amen.

 Let There Be Peace on Earth

/ UMC Hymnal # 431

POSTLUDE                                                 Heidi Prior

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