Weekly Bulletin 2/23/20

The Service for the Lord’s Day
We Gather In Worshipful Expectation. . .
Transfiguration of the Lord
February 23, 2020

PreludeCome Thou Fount of Every Blessing…The Sacred Harp
Welcome and Announcements

*Call to Worship   (from Psalm 27: 1, 13-14)… Liturgist, Carol Greenman

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in this lifetime,
Be strong, take heart, and wait for the Lord.
Come, let us worship our God,
In whom we find our rest and refuge,
In whom we shall not be afraid.

*Hymn #339Lift Every Voice and Sing…lift every voice
Prayer of the day and the Lord’s Prayer
. . .as Jesus Christ taught us to pray, saying:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession
God of Wholeness, God of Healing, we come to You in our broken world. We confess our own brokenness, the places where we have sinned, caused harm unintentionally, or at times intentionally, to ourselves, others, and our world. We confess the brokenness of the world, the systems of racism and sexism, the homophobia and gender violence that we have experienced, or have witnessed upon others. We confess the system of wealth and consumption that violates and preys upon the poor. We confess our ableism, often not recognized, where we fail to include and offer accessibility to all. We confess all this brokenness, O God. We confess when we’ve been unaware of our own prejudice. We lift up our own wounds and hurts. We pray for wholeness, O God.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come. Amen.

Silent prayers of confession
Declaration of Forgiveness

*Response to Pardon #581Glory Be to the Father (gloria patri)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, Amen.

*Exchange of Peace (Yoruba)
Leader: Alaafia Kristi Ki O Wa Pelu re
People: Ati lwo Pelu
To each other: Ati lwo Pelu

Children’s Sermon/Spare change collectionLaJoyce Golmon
. . .To Hear God’s Word
Preparatory Hymn #627I Love You, Lord…I love you lord
Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Reading Proverbs 6:16-19

AnthemShining as the Sun…Mark Hayes
Sermon Text Acts 10:34-35
   …This is the Word of the Lord.
      …Thanks be to God.
Sermon Chuck Ramsay: Everyday People
To Respond….
Hymn #321The Church’s One Foundation…Aurelia
Invitation to Offering  (Please complete a Communication Card and place it in the offering plate.)
Offertory…Baraka Na Wewe Chancel Choir…Victor C. Johnson
*Doxology #609 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures high and low;
Alleluia, Alleluia! Praise God in Jesus fully known:
Creator, Word and spirit one.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

*Affirmation of Faith Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge
the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Great Invitation
. . . To Go in God’s Name
Hymn #175Seek Ye First…Lafferty
*Charge and Benediction
PostludeTriumphal March…Theodore Dubois

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