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
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
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
THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
“Are You Ready to be Transformed?”
We Gather at Christ's Table
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).
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