Sunday, February 14, 2021 *Please note the Ash Wednesday Service will be 2/17 at 7:00 PM outdoors












February 14, 2021
Transfiguration Sunday


Organ Prelude


Welcome and Announcements                                   John Strawbridge


Choral Introit “We Kneel In Awe” (Olude)

We kneel in awe and fear on this thy holy day.
Pray God to teach us here on this thy holy day.
Save us and cleanse our hearts, lead and guide our acts of praise,
And our faith from seed to flower raise, on this thy holy day.


Prayer of Invocation (All)

The darkness of winter has been our companion, Lord. Now the days are lengthening. Bring your light to us, that we might see your glory and may work for you, offering hope and peace to this world. We ask this, in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.


Opening Hymn “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”   UMH 717 Vs. 1, 3 & 4

1. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Chorus: Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

3. He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him; be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on. CHORUS

4. In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
while God is marching on. CHORUS


Psalter Reading Psalm 50:1-6 The Message

50 1-3 The God of gods—it’s God!—speaks out, shouts, “Earth!”
welcomes the sun in the east, farewells the disappearing sun in the west.
From the dazzle of Zion, God blazes into view.
Our God makes his entrance, he’s not shy in his coming.
Starbursts of fireworks precede him.
4-5 He summons heaven and earth as a jury, he’s taking his people to court:
“Round up my saints who swore on the Bible their loyalty to me.”
6 The whole cosmos attests to the fairness of this court,
that here God is judge.
This is the word of God… Thanks be to God


Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer


Choral Response Cares Chorus                                   TFWS 2215

I cast all my cares upon You
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet
And any time I don’t know just what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon You.


Gospel Lesson                                                             Mark 9:2-9 NIV

2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. 9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
The Word of God for the people of God…. Thanks Be To God


Sermon “Blinded By The Light”                                Rev. Debbie Scott


Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving


Offertory “You Are The Christ” (Lawson)

You said “Come, follow!” and I quickly came;

It seemed so compelling when you called my name.
Now I’ve seen wonders I don’t understand.
Teacher, I know you are more than a man.

Can it be true? Can it be real? I can’t explain, but before you I kneel:
You are the Christ. You are the One
Sent from heaven; you are God’s Son.

I’ve seen the lame walk, the blind gain their sight.
You speak with the power that pierces the night.
I walked on the water when you called to me:
Are you the One I believe you to be?

I know from the steps of faith together we have trod
That you are the ChrIst, the Son of the Living God.


Offering Prayer (All)

God of Transformation, we come together as those who have met you on the mountaintop. We have each had our holy encounters with you; and in those moments, we have wanted to stay on the mountain and retreat from the world. We know that is our longing, not yours. So as we offer our gifts this morning in response to your blessings in our life, remind us that our mission begins as we leave this place, and help us hold our memories of those mountaintop encounters with you in our hearts. We pray boldly in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Closing Hymn “Grace Alone”                                    TFWS 2162

1. Every promise we can make
Every prayer and step of faith
Every difference we will make
Is only by His grace
Every mountain we will climb
Every ray of hope we shine
Every blessing left behind
Is only by His grace
Chorus: Grace alone
Which God supplies
Strength unknown
He will provide
Christ in us
Our cornerstone
We will go forth in grace alone
2. Every soul we long to reach
Every heart we hope to teach
Everywhere we share His peace
Is only by His grace
Every loving word we say
Every tear we wipe away
Every sorrow turned to praise
Is only by His grace

L: Go on your way with quiet confidence in the transfiguring light of Christ.

P: Amen!
L: It is the same God who at the beginning said: “Let there be light,” who has shone in our hearts with an understanding of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
P: Amen!
L: The love of God encircle you, the grace of Christ enthral you, the friendship of the Spirit enliven you, now and evermore.
P: Yes, now and evermore. Amen!


Choral Benediction “Forth In Thy Name” (Hatton)

Forth in your name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labor to pursue,
You only, Lord, resolved to know
In all I think or speak or do.


Ringing the Bicentennial Bell


Organ Postlude


Ash Wednesday Lenten Study

We will be using Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion of Jesus for our Lenten Study. The study will take place on Wednesdays at 12:30 PM for six weeks starting February 17th. You can purchase the book on Amazon or the Cokesbury website. Please email Rev. Deb if you have any questions at


Ash Wednesday Service

The service will be on the Lovely Lane St. Paul street portico at 7:00 PM with the imposition of ashes.


Lovely Lane to be featured by Baltimore Heritage

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