Transfiguration of Our Lord

February 23, 2020

Today's festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days. On a high mountain Jesus is revealed as God's beloved Son, echoing the words at his baptism. This vision of glory sustains us as Jesus faces his impending death in Jerusalem. We turn this week to Ash Wednesday and our yearly baptismal journey from Lent to Easter. Some churches put aside the alleluia at the conclusion of today's liturgy. This word of joy will be omitted during the penitential season of Lent and will be sung again at Easter.

We Gather for Worship

Invitation to Silent Prayer
Call to Worship
Confession and Forgiveness
Entrance Hymn:         "Shine, Jesus, Shine"

Canticle:            "You Are Holy"            
Prayer of the Day
   L: The Lord be with you.    C: And also with you.
   L: Let us pray: 

WOV pg. 94

ELW #671

ELW pg. 147
ELW pg. 147
ELW #525

O God, in the transfiguration of your Son you confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the witness of Moses and Elijah, and in the voice from the bright cloud declaring Jesus your beloved Son, you foreshadowed our adoption as your children. Make us heirs with Christ of your glory, and bring us to enjoy its fullness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

We Hear God's Word

First Reading
       The word of the Lord.       Thanks be to God.  
Psalm 2

Second Reading 
       The word of the Lord.      Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation

       L: The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew the 17th
       C: Glory to you, O Lord.

      L: The Gospel of the Lord.
      C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Children's Time


Exodus: 24: 12-18

2 Peter 1: 16:21

ELW pg. 151

(Matthew 17: 1-9)

We Respond to the Word

Hymn of the Day: "Speak, O Lord"
The Nicene Creed
Prayers of Intercession (Please be seated)
Petition is made
P: Lord in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
The Offering (musical accompaniment)
Offertory Prayer

(Power Point)
ELW pg. 104

We Receive God's Gifts in the Sacrament

Great Thanksgiving
Words of Institution
The Lord's Prayer (Traditional Version)
Holy Communion (By Table)
"The Lamb of God"

ELW pg. 152
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ELW pg. 154

ELW pg. 154

We are Sent Forth to Serve

Sending Hymn:     "Beautiful Saviour"
    P: Go in Peace. Go in Light.
   C: Thanks be to God.

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