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Rev. Kendra Lovelace Balliet
Organist: Jim Ross 

Prelude - Ten Thousand Angels-Ray Overholt


*Call to Worship
Leader: The mighty one, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
People: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth (Psalm 50:1-2).
Leader: God’s glory fills the earth, but sometimes we, like Elisha, do not think we are ready to encounter glory.
People: And yet, God’s glory showed up anyway.
Leader: Sometimes we are like the disciples who witnessed Jesus’ transfiguration and wanted to cling to that one glorious moment.
People: And yet, God called them down from the mountain.
Leader: So, we gather today, some of us feeling ready and some of us feeling wholly unprepared, yet all are called together to worship and to be led by glory out into the world.
People: God, may we perceive your glory all around us, pointing us in the way you would have us go. Amen.

*Opening Hymn "To God Be the Glory" #98

*Unison Prayer
Mighty God, stay with us always, not only in our worship,
but as we share the risk and challenge of living our faith.
By your powerful Spirit, turn our fear to courage.
Your glory shines in the face of Christ; shine in our hearts and lives.
May your name be praise, glorious God! Amen.

Profession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed #881
Gloria Patri

Children's Chat

Music Ministry and Offertory - Adagio on "Awake My Heart With Gladness" - Michael Burkhardt
Doxology and Prayer of Gratitude

Scripture Mark 9:2-9
Sermon: “Glory” 

Prayer: Take My Life: A Confession
(Soloist sings one line of “Take my Life” Frances R. Havergal, 1873)
Soloist: Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.
ALL: We are yours, Lord, though we fight for control. Take our lives; make us yours.
Soloist: Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
ALL: We are yours, Lord, though our busyness gets in the way. Take our days; make them yours.
Soloist: Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
ALL: We are yours, Lord, though we are not always in service. Take our hands; make them yours.
Soloist: Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.
ALL: We are yours, Lord, even though our feet don’t always move with your Spirit. Take our feet; make them yours. Amen.


Hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” #349 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer

Closing Hymn "Shine, Jesus, Shine" #2173

Action Steps & Benediction

Postlude - Andante on "Awake My Heart With Gladness" - Michael Burkhardt

The flowers on the altar today are given by Millie Ray to the glory of God and in loving memory of her husband Byron Ray.

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