March 3, 2019 Online Bulletin



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

One: Beauty-finders, praise God who is Glory and Honor.

All: The ground beneath us quakes at the greatness of


One: Lovers of justice, praise God who is righteous.

All: We praise God who establishes equity and realizes


One: Holy is God.

All: Holy is God, let us worship.

*Opening Hymn

O Worship the King”   UMH 73

Opening Prayer

O God of radiant truth, unveil our faces to the beauty and light in all your Creation. Bestow on us freedom to see the divine image bestowed on each of us. Help us to fall in love with the unique beauty you have created in every earthly thing. Free our hearts, free our minds to the wonder of you. Amen.

Special Music

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

Holy God, your glory and power energize our lives. Bathe us in the warm glow of your love and faithfulness as we open your Word. Transform us each day to live as part of your story. Amen.

Reading of the Gospel  

Matthew 16:24-17:8 NT p. 18

Message Living In Glory

Luke 9:28-43       NT pp. 69-70

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

Beulah Land”         copy

*The Apostle’s 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at 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 Spirit, 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

Invitation to the Table UMH p. 12

Confession and Pardon UMH p. 12


*Doxology & Prayer

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Great Thanksgiving UMH p. 13

The 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Receiving the bread and cup

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn

Shall We Gather at the River”   UMH 723


*Benediction Response

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.


UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack

TFWS –  The Faith We Sing (little black book in pew rack)

NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible

OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible

*Please stand as able

Nursery available for children 3 and under.

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