PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 3, 2019 - 10:00 AM ServiceTransfiguration of the Lord
Liturgical Color: White
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Narcissis Tucker|
|Life of the Church||Elder John Evans|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Fill My Cup, Lord||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: This is your day, O God, and we come with joy and love!
Many: We will sing of your love and justice;
One: To you, O Lord, we will sing praise.
ALL: Be with us in this, your holy place!
|* Opening Hymn||O Day of Rest and Gladness||Hymn #393 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
On this day of glory and light, we rejoice in your power and love, O Lord. On a mountain you revealed yourself, and established your place above all Creation. Because of you, we need not fear, and because of you we dare to hope - we are called to hope, so sure is your promise. With Christ as the victor, we cannot lose. And still, we worry. We seek dark places. We experience terror and let it overwhelm the light. Forgive us, Holy One, and mend our broken clay. Build us up as vessels of your love, fearless and joyful in the face of any challenge, confident always of your presence in all of life. We ask always in Jesus' name, Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||This Little Light of Mine||On Screen (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer|
Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Anthem||We Have Come into This House||Choir|
|Prayer for Illumination|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 99: 1-5, 8, 9 (Unison)||Elder John Evans|
|Hebrew Testament||Exodus 34: 29-35|
|Song of Preparation||O Lamb of God||Hymn #555 (twice)|
|Gospel Lesson||Luke 9: 28-36|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Truth Unveiled||Rev. Narcissis Tucker|
|* In Response||It Came Upon The Midnight Clear||Hymn #123 (1,4,5)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||I Came To Praise The Lord||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|Hymn of Preparation||Let Us Break Bread Together||Hymn #525 (all)|
|The Great Thanksgiving|
|Breaking of the Bread|
|Communion of the People|
|Prayer after Communion|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|