Liturgy 2-26-2017

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Call to Worship

We have gathered to worship
the God revealed in Jesus Christ

To learn what God would
have us know about who God is
And who we are made to be

Spirit, as we sing, pray, and listen

Form us in the way of Christ

Make thin spaces out of our lives

So that we carry your light wherever we go.



Psalm 99

The Lord is King;
let the people tremble;
the Lord is enthroned upon the cherubim;
let the earth shake.
The Lord is great in Zion;
The Lord is high above all peoples.
Let them confess the Name, which is great and awesome;
the Lord is the Holy One.

"O mighty King, lover of justice,
you have established equity;
you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob."
Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God
and fall down before his footstool;
the Lord is the Holy One.

Moses and Aaron among the Lord’s priests,
and Samuel among those who call upon the Name,
they called upon the Lord, and the Lord answered them.
The Lord spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud;
they kept the Lord’s testimonies and the decree that the Lord gave them.

O Lord our God, you answered them indeed;
you were a God who forgave them,
yet punished them for their evil deeds.
Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God
and worship the Lord upon the Lord’s holy hill;
for the Lord our God is the Holy One.

Matthew 17:1-9

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”