Preparation for Worship
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
Call to Worship
Based on Psalm 50:1-6
Leader: The mighty one, God the Creator, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Congregation: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
Leader: Our God comes and does not keep silence.
Congregation: Speak to us, God, for we are listening.
Song of Rejoicing – Holy, Holy, Holy/ Fairest Lord Jesus
Reading of the Scriptures – Psalm 50:1-6
The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest. He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah
Prayer of Confession
Leader: Lord Jesus Christ, God’s glory and love shone through you that day on the mountain and you persisted in revealing that glory and love through your words and deeds; through your life of humble service. We hear again these wonderful words of God “You are my Son, the Beloved, listen to him!”. We confess our failure to listen to you because of the influence on our lives of the gods of this world. When this happens our attitudes conceal rather than reveal your glory and your love.
If we conceal your love because our pursuit of other priorities prevents us from seeing and serving people in need: forgive us, Lord.
If we conceal your glory because all we reflect is our own self-centeredness: forgive us, Lord
If we conceal your truth through our lack of credible witness: forgive us, Lord
If we conceal your justice through our failure to empower those who are powerless: forgive us, Lord
If we conceal your mercy because of our hard and unforgiving attitudes: forgive us, Lord
If we conceal your compassion because of our prejudice and intolerance: forgive us, Lord
Lord Jesus Christ, cleanse our lives of all shameful attitudes of mind and heart so that we reveal your glory in and through all we do and say and are. This we pray in your name and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Assurance of Pardon
Song of Rejoicing – Thy Mercy, My God
Reading of the Scriptures – 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Songs of Reflection – All I Have is Christ
Song of Response – 10,000 Reasons
Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 9:30am followed by our morning message from one of our pastors. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.
If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourself with the music.
We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.