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Transfiguration: Still Glowing

Our congregation often begins worship with a spoken call to worship….maybe yours does too.  To enter into Transfiguration Sunday in a different way, you may consider the simple Call to Worship below.  It weaves together Scripture, song and prayer.  The Scripture is from Mark 9:2-8 (Common English Bible translation).  The song is “Bless the Lord,” by John Bell.  See more info about song here.  Others songs could certainly be used.

MANY: [SING] Bless the Lord…

One: “Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone.”

MANY: [SING] Bless the Lord…

One: “He was transformed in front of them, and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white.”

MANY: [SING] Bless the Lord…

One: “Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice spoke from the cloud, ‘This is my Son, whom I dearly love. Listen to him!’”

MANY: [SING] Bless the Lord…

One: Transfigured Christ, you don’t fit into our pockets, we don’t have you all figured out yet, you have shown us much but there is so much more to see. Still speaking, still glowing, still shocking, still mysterious, still with us One, we bless you, and worship you today. AMEN.

© Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, 2017

Kevin Goldenbogen is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ serving an amazing congregation in the foothills of the Green Mountains of Vermont. He skis, climbs, runs, bakes bread, rides a red Vespa, and tries every day to follow Jesus. He is married to the perfect woman and has two boys who he loves beyond words.

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