Transfiguration Celebration

Transfiguration Celebration
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Transfiguration Celebration Introduction:
What a glorious experience if we could see the glowing person of Jesus Christ and hear the Word of the Lord! But we do! in our community of believers!
Exodus tells us the Lord is dwelling with His people in the Wilderness. The experience of dialogue with the Lord transforms Moses into a man with a radiant face, as it can and will to to all of us as believers.
Our psalm is an Enthronement psalm. It calls on all of creation, which includes humanity, to bow before, tremble and worship the Lord. We see the continuation of the transfiguration theme in our readings.
Paul tells us that we should remove the veil in engaging our neighbors in society. We risk the muted protection of our Christian thoughts behind the veil, but this is not they way Christ demonstrated and exemplified the lives we are to lead in pleasing the Father.
Luke tells us that Jesus is present with Moses, representing law, and Elijah, representing prophecy. The people celebrate the protection the Lord gives them in the wilderness wandering during the Feast of Tabernacles. The transfiguration of Jesus is a metamorphosis that invokes the Holy Spirit and prepares Jesus to continue His work among His people. Jesus goes on to heal the disgraced boy possessed by demons. Jesus is impatient with His disciplines who lack in the belief and capacity to do this work themselves.
There is no better way to experience the Transfiguration than to get out of our “safe” places where we hide and go out into the community to do work that is pleasing to the Father. Amen.

Transfiguration Celebration Scripture:
Moses came down from Mount Sinai … with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand. Exodus 34:29.
Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy. Ps. 99:9.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Cor. 3:17.
“This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” Luke 9:35.

Be Thou My Vision
Ancient Irish (700).
Mary Byrne, Eleanor Hull

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art –
thou my best thought, by day or by night;
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Holy God, mighty and immortal,
you are beyond our knowing,
yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ,
whose compassion illumines the world.
Transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ,
who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity,
the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God.
performed by Maranatha Singers

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with your free Spirit.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Ps. 51:10.

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.
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.

O Come O Come Emmanuel
John Mason Neale (1851).

O come, O come, Immanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Eternal God,
you revealed to the disciples
the everlasting glory of Jesus Christ.
Grant us, who have not seen and yet believe,
the gift of your Holy Spirit,
that we may boldly live the gospel
and shine with your transforming glory,
as people changed and changing
through the redeeming presence of our Savior. Amen.

Good Christian Men Rejoice
John Mason Neale

Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
give ye heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ was born today.
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!

Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
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