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TRANSFIGURATION February 19, 2023
Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, Announcements: Call to Worship: As the Deer (See Music Insert)
Thanksgiving for Baptism:
We give you thanks, O God,
for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters
and by your Word you created the world, calling forth life in which
you took delight. Through the waters of the flood, you delivered Noah and his family. Through the sea you led your people Israel from
slavery into freedom. At the river, your Son was baptized by John and
anointed with the Holy Spirit. By Water and your word, you claim us as daughters and sons, making us heirs of your promise and servants of all.
Gathering Hymn: Listen God is Calling ELW 513
Prayer of the Day:
Our God, in the transfiguration of your son, you showed the true image of God to those witnesses brought forward, Moses and Elijah. Help us to see the whole image of Christ in all people and offer our support and compassion. Your spirit shows us the way to true fulfillment in you. Amen.
First Reading: Exodus 24:12-18
Reading Response: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.
Psalm: 99 (Read Responsively)
The LORD is great in Zion;
he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name.
Holy is he!
Mighty King,[a] lover of justice,
you have established equity;
you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
Extol the LORD our God;
worship at his footstool. Holy is he!
Extol the LORD our God,
and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
Gospel Acclamation: I Want Jesus to Walk With Me ELW 325
Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9
Response: Glory to you, O Lord.
Response to the reading:
The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day: Jesu, Jesu, ELW 708
Prayers of Intercession:
Response to “Merciful God:” Receive Our Prayer.
Lord’s Prayer: p. 134
We believe in Jesus Christ, Our saviour and liberator, the expression of God’s redeeming and restoring love,
the mark of humanness, source of courage, power, and love, God of God, light of light, ground of our humanity.
We believe that God resides in slums, lives in broken homes and hearts,
suffers our loneliness, rejection, and powerlessness.
But through death and resurrection God gives life, pride, and dignity, provides the content of our vision, offers the context of our struggle,
promises liberation to the oppressor and the oppressed, hope to those in despair, vision to the blind.
We believe in the activity of the Holy Spirit who revives our decaying soul,
resurrects our defeated spirits, renews our hope of wholeness
and reminds us of our responsibility
in ushering in God’s new order here and now.
Offertory Hymn: Blessed be your Name (See Music Insert)
Sharing of the Peace: Installation of Council:
Benediction Blessing: “The Living, Disturbing God” – Claudio Carvalhaes
Let us go in peace with the living, disturbing God:
To disrupt those who are comfortable, Comfort those who mourn,
And walk alongside those who suffer.
Now receive the blessing of God all-loving: God our Mother who holds us in our pain,
God our brother, Jesus the Christ, who gives us courage to resist, And God the Spirit who binds us together in all that is free.
Sending Hymn: We Are Marching ELW 866
Dismissal: Go in Peace, Follow in the Way of Jesus
Response: Thanks be to God, Alleluia!
FEBRUARY 22: ASH WEDNESDAY
NO IN-PERSON SERVICE AT FAITH BRANTFORD BUT………
Topic: Bay Area Ash Wednesday Service
Time: Feb 22, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87489322568?pwd=KzZwMHcvaUxMYWFxZnFHbnBRTTN0Zz09
Meeting ID: 874 8932 2568
Imposition of Ashes will be a part of our service here on Sunday February 26th
LENTEN OFFERINGS: Special Lenten offering envelopes are available at both entrances. Lenten offerings this year are designated to CLWR for earthquake relief.