Worship Resources: February 23, 2020

Transfiguration Year 2

Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 19(24)B, Transfiguration B, Lent 2B
Readings: Transfiguration Mark 8:27 –9:8 (Psalm 27:1-4)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Lord of light, as you were transfigured on the mountain, your followers were given a glimpse of your glory. Shine your light in our lives so that we will know how truly marvelous you are. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals

Please be aware of the problematic nature of light/white=good and dark/black=bad that can often be used around Transfiguration (as well as other readings/hymns). For more information on this consider reading the Treasures of Darkness series from 2017 by various Afro-Lutheran authors found here: https://medium.com/tag/treasuresofdarkness/archive

Suggested hymns based on the texts:

ELW #838. Beautiful Savior
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #520. Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
ELW #320. The Glory of These Forty Days
ELW #432. The Head That Once Was Crowned
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #815. I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
ELW #317. Jesus on the Mountain Peak
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #316. Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #677. This Little Light of Mine
ELW #739. Touch the Earth Lightly
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
ELW #635. We Walk by Faith
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
ELW #659. Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
Various Hymnals Christus Paradox (1991) by Sylvia Dunstan
Various Hymnals Sing of God Made Manifest (2003) by Carl Daw
Various Hymnals Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory (1985) by Thomas Troeger
Various Hymnals We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding (1988) by Carl Daw
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Better Is One Day” By Matt Redman.
Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes.
Love Has Come” By Brown Bannister, Mark Schultz, et al.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

O God, as your Son drew apart to be in prayer with you, we offer our prayers for the transformation of the world and the church.

A brief silence.

Transform your church, O God, and make us bold in proclaiming Christ as the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Transform your creation, O God, and bring healing where there is harm and wholeness where there is brokenness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Transform your leaders, O God, and turn their hearts towards justice and peace for all nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Transform your broken people, O God, and cause shalom to reign in the hearts and minds of all. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Transform your hurting people, O God, and deliver them from pain, disease, and illness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Transform your disciples, O God, into a holy people who claim you as the Lord of every aspect of our lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Transform your saints, O God, into the heavenly choir with whom we will one day sing your praises. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You revealed your glory and presence in your beloved Son, Jesus the Christ. In receiving our prayers, reveal the glory and presence of your Spirit alive in the world today, free us from all doubts, and empower us to act as a transfigured people. Amen.

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