March 3, 2019              Transfiguration

ORDER OF SERVICE

The Common Service (also found on page 15 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 81, Arise and Shine in Splendor

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

       Lord God, before the suffering and death of your one and only Son, you revealed his glory on the holy mountain. Grant that we who bear his cross on earth may behold by faith the light of his heavenly glory and so be changed into his likeness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

(sung) Amen.

 

FIRST LESSON

Exodus 34:2935 (printed on back of worship folder)

The glory of the Lord is radiant. After Moses was in the presence of the Lord to receive the law, his face shone so much that the others were afraid of him.

 

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 148 (also found on page 121 of the hymnal)

 

SECOND LESSON

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 (printed on back of worship folder)

The glory of God still shines through the savings gospel message which is to be proclaimed by all preachers. Unfortunately, some people refuse the message and remain spiritually blind, unable to see God’s glory.

 

GOSPEL

Luke 9:28-36 (printed on back of worship folder)

For a few brief moments, Jesus is transformed and lets his divinity shine through for his disciples and us to see and believe that he is the Lord of glory.

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 97, Down from the Mount of Glory

 

SERMON

Luke 9:35
"Listen to My Beloved Son!"

 

DISTRIBUTION HYMN

Hymn 315, Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 95, How Good, Lord, to Be Here