Transfiguration Sunday NL329: Transfiguration
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Transfiguration C, Lent 2C
Psalm Text: Psalm 36:5-10
Sermon Text: Luke 9:28-45
Other Text Suggestions: Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Prayer of the Day (WP): Dazzling Lord, in blinding light you showed your disciples a hint of your power and purpose. Reveal yourself to us today. Show us what you desire of us and how to broadcast your love to the world, for the sake of the one who keeps company with the prophets Moses and Elijah, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #565. All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
ELW #838. Beautiful Savior
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #807. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #632. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!*
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #317. Jesus on the Mountain Peak*
ELW #841. Lift Every Voice and Sing
ELW #563. O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
ELW #751. O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #566. When Twilight Comes
ELW #316. Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair*
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #559. O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright
ELW #667. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #677. This Little Light of Mine
ELW #613. Thy Holy Wings
ELW #511. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #324. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
Various Hymnals God Is Here Today (1999) by Javier Mateo
Various Hymnals Open the Eyes of My Heart (1997) by Paul Baloche
Various Hymnals Transform Us (1993) by Sylvia Dunstan
Various Hymnals We are standing on holy ground (1983) by Geron Davis
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
* Epiphany/Time After Epiphany Hymns
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
Dakota Road options:
“GOD OF STARS AND DISTANT PLANETS”
“HEART OF THE PEOPLE”
“LOVE CAN BREAK THROUGH”
“YOU SET US FREE”
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.
Glorious Lord, transform your church and turn it into a true reflection of your just and peaceful kingdom here on earth. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Glorious Lord, transform creation and restore waterways and forests, oceans and mountains to the great splendor you first formed them to be. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Glorious Lord, transform the nations and the leaders of nations into people that care for one another and work for equity and justice. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Glorious Lord, transform the hearts and minds of any who struggle with mental illness and are burdened with anguish, anxiety, or any other invisible pain. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Glorious Lord, transform the bodies and minds of any who struggle with disease and are burdened with chronic illness, sudden sickness, or any other visible pain. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Glorious Lord, transform the lives of this assembly by turning us ever outwards towards our neighbors. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Glorious Lord, you transformed the lives of countless saints before us, transform our lives too. 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.