Bulletin for March 6

Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday

Welcome: A cordial welcome is extended to all who are worshiping here this morning. If you are a guest, please complete a visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate.

PRELUDE      Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH     Ashley Gibson, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:     On glory’s mountaintops of wonder and delight, we wait:
People: for God’s amazing grace to transform our shadowed lives.
Leader:    In the valleys of everyday life, where noise overwhelms us, we wait:
People willing to waste time simply being in God’s presence.
Leader:    In the devouring fires of fear, in the mist of misguided living, we wait,
People: for the One who comes in majesty, to lead us down the paths of humility.

*HYMN No. 142    All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader:  Sometimes it seems that we wait for God to astound us with mighty wonders, while God knows that what we need is grace.  God waits to forgive us, so let us hold nothing back, but trust in the One who listens to our prayers and answers us with mercy.
People: God of mountaintops, the noise of the world can harden our hearts to your Word.  We watch  news, reality TV, silly sitcoms, yet have trouble bearing witness to your presence in our lives.  Our faith is placed in objects and power that eventually fail us, our trust is given to those who misplace it.
Forgive us, Revealer of Mystery.  You offer mercy to us, that we might hear your call to    discipleship. You whisper our names, that we might know how loved we are.  Caught by the surprise of your never ending love for us, how can we not follow our Lord and Savior, Jesus     Christ, onto the mountaintops of worship and into the valleys of sacrifice and service. Amen

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us,

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader:    On mountaintops and in the valleys, in our homes and in our hearts, God knows us better than we know ourselves, and God forgives us when we cannot forgive ourselves.
People: By God’s mercy, we are forgiven.
By God’s mercy, we are made whole.
By God’s mercy, we are equipped to serve others.
Thanks be to God.  Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, Transfiguration Sunday-A)

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN     Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 327     O Word of God Incarnate

(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE                                                     II Peter 1:16-21         New Testament pages 236-237 in pew Bible

SERMON    Moved by the Holy Spirit Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*THE 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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 343   Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

As we pray today we will be remembering Camden Second Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC and its 23 members.

Finance Report through the week of  2 – 27 -2011:

2011 Budget $   125,355.00
Needed each week $        2,410.00
Budget amount received past 9 weeks $  17,984.50
Ahead / (Behind) budget past 9 weeks ($3,705.50)

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                Paul and Di Kourkoubes

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