11 February 2021

Gathering Music

“Hakuna Wakaita sa Jesu”

Led by Brendan Fox

Hakuna wakaita sa Jesu
hakuna wakaita sa ye
Hakuna wakaita sa Jesu
haku, haku na na

I’m running, running, searching, searching
I’m turning, turning, searching, searching
I’m searching, searching, everywhere
haku, haku na na

Call to Worship

Reveal your presence to us this day, O God of light, love, and glory.
As you did to your servants at the foot of the mountain,
send your Spirit to show us your story.
May the brilliance of your face illuminate this place as we dare to proclaim your Word
and may we, your people, be never unable to tell all of that we have heard.

Hymn of Welcome

“Wa Wa Emimimo”

Led by the Practicum Singers

Reading

Mark 9:2-9 NRSV

Read by Janelle Gayle

2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Homily

Dr. Meredith Hoxie Schol

Response

“Who You Are”

Dr. Nelson Cowan

Prayer of the Day

O God, We thank you for this earth, our home; for the wide sky and the blessed sun, for the ocean and streams, for the towering hills and the whispering wind, for the trees and green grass.

We give thanks for birdsong, and the splendor of fields of golden wheat, and the taste of autumn’s fruit. We rejoice in the feel of snow and the sweet scent of spring flowers.

Grant us a heart opened wide to all this beauty; and save us from being so blind that we pass unseeing when even the common thorn bush is aflame with your glory.

For each new dawn is filled with infinite possibilities for new beginnings and new discoveries. Life is constantly changing and renewing itself.

In this new day of new beginnings with God, all things are possible. We are restored and renewed in a joyous awakening to the wonder that our lives are and, yet, can be. Amen.

Blessing

Dr. Meredith Hoxie Schol

Sending

“Toccata on ‘Lift Every Voice” Mark Miller


Worship Notes:

Call to Worship: by Stephen Fearing http://www.stephenmfearing.com/

Prayer of the Day: https://brentwoodcsj.org/spirituality/daily-prayer/april-22-2/

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