Christ Ev. Lutheran Church

Transfiguration of Our Lord—February 7th, 2016

 

Opening Hymn: CW 85   “O God from God, O Light from Light”

Please stand.

M:  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C (sings):  Amen.

M:  Beloved in the Lord:  let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

C:  Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions.  I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray; Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

C: (sings)  Lord, have mercy on us.  Christ, have mercy on us.  Lord, have mercy on us.  Amen.

M:  God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.

C (sings):  Amen.

M:  In the peace of this forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.

C: (sings) Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you, for your great glory, O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father almighty.  O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.  You take away the sin of the world; receive our prayer.  You sit at the right hand of God the Father; have mercy on us.  For you only are holy; you only are the Lord.  You only, O Christ, with the Holy Spirit, are most high in the glory of God the Father.  Amen

M:  The Lord be with you.            C (sings): And also with you.

M:  Let us pray.

Prayer of the Day: Lord God, before the suffering and death of Your one and only Son, You revealed His glory on the holy mountain. Grant that we who bear His cross on earth may behold by faith the light of his heavenly glory and so be changed into His likeness; through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C (sings):  Amen

Please be seated.

 

First Lesson:  Exodus 34:29-35

29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 148– page 121  in Christian Worship (CW)

Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 4:3-6

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

 

Verse of the Day:  Alleluia.  A voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.”  Alleluia. (Mark 9:7b)

 

M:  Please stand.

C (sings): Glory be to you, O Lord!

Holy Gospel:  Luke 9:28-36

28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. 31 They spoke about his departure,[a] which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. 32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. 33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.

 

M: These are God’s Words.                        C (sings): Praise be to you, O Christ!

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.  We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.  Through Him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered death and was buried.  On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.  We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Please be seated.

Hymn of the Day: CW 97 “Down from the Mount of Glory”

 

Sermon: 

Please stand.

C:  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 unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free Spirit.  Amen.

Please be seated.

 

Offering Hymn:  334  “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

 

Prayer of the Church and –Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

 

M:  The Lord be with you.                 C: (sings) And also with you.

M:  Lift up your hearts.                       C: (sings) We lift them up unto the Lord.

M:  Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.              C: (sings) It is good and right so to do.

M:  It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lived among us as a human being and revealed His glory as Your only Son, full of grace and truth. Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name and join their glorious song:

C: (sings) Holy, holy, holy Lord God of heavenly hosts; heav’n and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna hosanna, hosanna in the hightest.  Blessed is He, blessed is He, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the hightest.

M:  Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body, which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of Me.”

Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins.  Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”      The peace of the Lord be with you.

C: (sings) Amen.

C: (sings) O Christ, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.  O Christ, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.  O Christ, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us Your peace.  Amen.

Please be seated.

Distribution Hymn(s): 79 & 242

Please Stand.

C: (sings) Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace according to your word.  For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.

M:  O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

C:  (sings) And His mercy endures forever.

M:  We give thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us with this holy supper.  We pray that through it you will strengthen our faith in you and increase our love for one another.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: (sings) Amen.

M:  The Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.  The Lord look on you with favor and + give you His peace.

C: (sings) Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

Closing Hymn:  CW 219  “Lord When Your Glory I Shall See”

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>LENT BEGINS

Ash Wednesday is this week!!  We will have a meal before worship hosted by our Lutheran Ladies that will start at 5:45.  We will be participating in a rotation with St. Mark, Mt. Olive, Zion, St. John and St. Paul.  Look forward to seeing all of you at these special services.

 

>Pastor Steve Kahrs and our circuit’s annual Marriage Retreat is this coming Friday and Saturday at the Hyatt in the Haymarket.

 

>Education Fund – A new account for the Education Fund has been setup with Hahn Financial to help it grow so we can fulfill our congregational commitment to Christian education. If you would like to contribute to that fund please make special designation on your envelopes.

 

>Council Mtg. February 11th 7:00pm.

 

>We finished the first month of the new year behind what we have budgeted.  Please consider making adjustments in your offerings to compliment our new budget for 2016.

 

>Pastor Steve Kahrs will be our first midweek Lenten service guest preacher on Feb. 17th.