Preparing for Worship: Transfiguration Sunday - February 26
God Calls Us to Worship Him
Hymn of Acclamation: "Gloria Patri"
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
Hymn of Invocation: "Come, Holy Ghost"
Be not afraid where you go
There I am with you
Come Holy Ghost Creator blest And in our hearts take up Thy rest Come with Thy grace and heav'nly aid To fill our hearts which Thou hast made To fill our hearts which Thou has made O Comforter to Thee we cry Thou heav'nly gift of God most high Thou fount of life and fire of love And sweet anointing from above And sweet anointing from above O Holy Ghost through Thee alone Know we the Father and the Son Be this our firm unchanging creed That Thou dost from them both proceed That Thou dost from them both proceed Praise we the Lord Father and Son And Holy Spirit with them one And may the Son on us bestow All gifts that from the Spirit flow All gifts that from the Spirit flow
God Graciously Renews Us in Christ
Confession of Sin
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
Forgiveness of Sin through Christ
"We thank you, O God, for your patience that you have given us for so long and for the grace that now makes us willing to be yours. Unite us to you with inseparable bonds that nothing may ever draw us back from you, our Lord and our Savior."
(From an excerpt prayer “The Gospel Way” from The Valley of Vision)
Hymn of Assurance: "Lamb of God"
You came from heaven's throne Acquainted with our sorrow To trade the debt we owe Your suff'ring for our freedom The Lamb of God in my place Your blood poured out my sin erased It was my death You died
I am raised to life Hallelujah the Lamb of God My name upon Your heart My shame upon Your shoulders The pow'r of sin undone The cross for my salvation There is no greater love There is no greater love The Savior lifted up There is no greater love
Thanking God for What He Has Done
“Lord, we will sing of your love forever;
from age to age our mouths will proclaim your faithfulness. We are persuaded that your love is established forever;
you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.” (Psalm 89:1-2)
Giving Our Tithes and Offerings
Would you consider giving to the Thompsons? Justin and Blythe Thompson are former interns at Calvary that now serve as missionaries to the U.S. Army. The Thompson’s son, Wyatt, has a lesion on his brain that is consistent with ALD. Their doctors recommend that Wyatt receives a bone marrow transplant in Minneapolis. Your contribution would help with the travel and medical expenses for Wyatt's care. You may contribute to Calvary but designate it to the Thompsons so those monies get to them. For updates about Wyatt you may visit: caringbridge.org/visit/wyattthompson You may also contribute directly through the following:
Hymn of Affirmation: "Hungry"
Hungry I come to You
for I know You satisfy I am empty but I know
Your love does not run dry So I wait for You So I wait for You I'm falling on my knees Offering all of me Jesus You're all this heart is living for Broken I run to You
for Your arms are open wide I am weary but I know
Your touch restores my life
God Instructs Us through His Word
God Feeds and Nourishes Us through His Supper
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:8-9)
"Seeing that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, Let us come boldly into the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:14, 16)
God Blesses Us and Sends Us Out
"Now let all men in Zion declare his gracious name, with one accord. So that all nations will fear the name of the Lord, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord." (Psalm 102:15, 18)