February 19, 2023, Who is this Jesus fella?

February 20, 2023

Call to Worship

One: If you are able, please stand for the Call to Worship…People of God, let us praise the great and awesome name of the Holy One.
Many: The Holy One is high on the mountain and exalted among the people.
One: Let us praise the great and awesome name of the Mighty One.
Many: The Mighty God is sovereign, loves justice, and establishes equity.
One: Let us praise the great and awesome name of the Everlasting God.
Many: The Everlasting God hears our cries and answers our call. Praise God in Jesus our Brother and Christ.


Leader:  Friends, the peace of Christ be with you!

People: And also with you!
Leader: Let us pray together…

Wondrous God of all creation, we pray this morning that you mold us to be like Christ; for it was he who once, and always, came to us as a gift of presence, compassion, and companionship. Move us to be gifts to ourselves, each other, and our world. Thank you for allowing us to be good gifts through the giving of our good gifts. In Christ we pray. Amen.

Service February 19th 

Scripture Lesson 

                Matthew 17:1-9 

 (New Century Version [NCV] of the Bible)

17 Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and John, the brother of James, up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 While they watched, Jesus’ appearance was changed; his face became bright like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 Then Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus.

4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you want, I will put up three tents here—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While Peter was talking, a bright cloud covered them. A voice came from the cloud and said, “This is my Son, whom I love, and I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!”

6 When his followers heard the voice, they were so frightened they fell to the ground. 7 But Jesus went to them and touched them and said, “Stand up. Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw Jesus was now alone.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone about what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

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