Bulletin – March 3, 2019
Transfiguration / Communion
Gathering song VU #585 – “Jesus Bids Us Shine”
Welcome, lighting the candle and Announcements
Call to Worship
One: God touches the world,
All: and the world changes.
One: God touches us,
All: and we are transformed.
One: In the brightest of day,
All: in the deepest of night,
One: on mountain, in valley, everywhere.
All: In this time, together, we invite God to open our eyes to the transformation of our lives.
One: And through the change –
All: we worship God, Alleluia!
* Opening Hymn VU #413 – “O Splendour of God’s Glory Bright”
Prayer of Approach and Confession
Oh God, You call us to go to the mountain top with you and we follow, not quite sure of what is to happen, but we like mountain tops, we like the view from up here, we like mountain top experiences. Loving God, we confess that we often wish to spend all of our time with you on the mountain top, where we are sure of your presence, where we feel connected to you. We confess that when we come down from the mountain, we often fail to go back into the world to be your hands and feet. We struggle to see you in the faces of our neighbour and we are overwhelmed by the brokenness we see in the world. Forgive us, O God, when our vision is limited and our actions do not live out our discipleship. Amen
Words of Assurance
Passing the Peace
* Hymn VU #104 – “We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding”
Scripture Readings: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Luke 9:28-36
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God.
Sermon – “Changed by Hope”
(a quiet time for your personal reflection and prayer)
Anthem – “Shine On, Great Saviour”
* Offering / Response: “These Gifts We Bring”
These gifts we bring with grateful hearts,
To reconcile, make new,
Gather us in grace, show us the way,
To live our lives in Truth
To share Your love in all we do.
* Communion Hymn VU #459 – “Here, O My Lord, I See you Face to Face” (verses 1 to 3)
Communion March 3, 2019_Communion Insert
* Post-Communion Hymn VU #459 – “Here, O My Lord, I See you Face to Face” (v 4 and 5)
* Commissioning / Benediction
Lead me, Lord, I will follow.
Lead me, Lord, I will go.
You have called me, I will answer.
Lead me, Lord, I will go. (repeated)
Patrick Woodbeck, Minister Laura Steidl, Music Director
Myrna Hagues, Organist June Kaan, Liturgist
Gina Grant, Custodian
Maxine Pattle, Margaret Friesen, Dana Stockwell, Laurie Ringaert
Sylvia Warrington, Wilma Hunnie, Don Hunnie