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WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH 89 “Joyful, Joyful” *Prerecorded*
CALL TO WORSHIP FROM “Psalm 50” Dr. John Miller
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Dr. John
– Join us in prayer for: Dick B., Garry C., Mary F., Vade G., Patricia H., Faith J., Terry S., Bobbie W., Gary Y.
– Share a new prayer request
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM “Total Praise” Chancel Choir *Prerecorded*
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Rev. Steve
Preparing for Adversity | Mark 9:2-9
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us set up three shelters–one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
How to Prepare..
1). Get Alone with God
Meditate on His Presence……….Hebrews 13:5
Meditate on His Power……………Psalm 89:13
Meditate on His Purpose…………1 Peter 1:6-7
2). Listen to God
But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”
3). Wait on God
“Wait out the storm; there will be a new day; there will be a resurrection.”
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN “Holy Holy Holy”
BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE -Jeanine Wheeler, Piano