"Beware of Falling Rocks!"Service February 14, 2021
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February 14, 2021 Bulletin – Transfiguration Sunday

Between now and April 11, Pastor Drew will be doing a sermon series on the Gospel of John. We will examine some of the major themes and stories found in John, such as being "born again," the bread of heaven, light and darkness, washing his disciples' feet, and so forth.  Today's message is intended to help us respond well and in a healthy manner to the inevitable challenges that come our way as we journey with Jesus along the path of life.

 

Prelude           “One Fellowship of Love

                        by John Johnson

 

Welcome and Call to Worship

 

Hymns             "Christ Is the World’s Light"            #188

1.  Christ is the world's light, Christ and none other;
born in our darkness, he became our brother.
If we have seen him, we have seen the Father:
Glory to God on high!

2.  Christ is the world's peace, Christ and none other;
no one can serve him and despise another.
Who else unites us, one in God the Father?
Glory to God on high!

3.  Christ is the world's life, Christ and none other;
sold once for silver, murdered here, our brother;
he, who redeems us, reigns with God the Father:
Glory to God on high!

4.  Give God the glory, God and none other;
give God the glory, Spirit, Son, and Father;
give God the glory, God with us, my brother:
Glory to God on high!

 

                   “Holy Ground”               FWS #2272

 

We are standing on holy ground, and I know that there are angels all around;

Let us praise Jesus now; we are standing in his presence on holy ground.

 

 

Special Music          “Lift Me Up”

Cathy Grattan, Ann Jacobs, Steve Grattan, Tom Norager

by Jill Gallina                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Scripture Reading       Mark 9:2-9

 

2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, 3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. 4 Elijah and Moses appeared and were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good that we’re here. Let’s make three shrines—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He said this because he didn’t know how to respond, for the three of them were terrified.

7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice spoke from the cloud, “This is my Son, whom I dearly love. Listen to him!” 8 Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them not to tell anyone what they had seen until after the Human One had risen from the dead.

 

                                 John 5 & 6 (various)

 

 

2 In Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate in the north city wall is a pool with the Aramaic name Bethsaida. It had five covered porches, 3 and a crowd of people who were sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed sat there. 5 A certain man was there who had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, knowing that he had already been there a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I don’t have anyone who can put me in the water when it is stirred up. When I’m trying to get to it, someone else has gotten in ahead of me.”

8 Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”

 

15 The man went and proclaimed to the Jewish leaders that Jesus was the man who had made him well.

16 As a result, the Jewish leaders were harassing Jesus, since he had done these things on the Sabbath.

 

                            John 6

5 Jesus looked up and saw the large crowd coming toward him. He asked Philip, “Where will we buy food to feed these people?”

 

7 Philip replied, “More than a half year’s salary worth of food wouldn’t be enough for each person to have even a little bit.”

8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said, 9 “A youth here has five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that for a crowd like this?”

 

16 When evening came, Jesus’ disciples went down to the lake. 17 They got into a boat and were crossing the lake to Capernaum. It was already getting dark and Jesus hadn’t come to them yet. 18 The water was getting rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When the wind had driven them out for about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water. He was approaching the boat and they were afraid.

 

48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that whoever eats from it will never die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

52 Then the Jews debated among themselves, asking, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

53 Jesus said to them, “I assure you, unless you eat the flesh of the Human One and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

 

60 Many of his disciples who heard this said, “This message is harsh. Who can hear it?”

 

66 At this, many of his disciples turned away and no longer accompanied him.

 

 

Sermon             “Beware of Falling Rocks!”

 

Invitation to Give and Offertory    “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need”  

Cathy Grattan, Ann Jacobs, Steve Grattan, Tom Norager

Arranged by Virgil Thompson                

 

 

Hymn               "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need"    tune: UMH #695

1. My Shepherd, you supply my need, most holy is your name;
In pastures fresh you make me feed, beside the living stream.

2. You bring my wand'ring spirit back, when I forsake your ways;

You lead me, for your mercy's sake, in paths of truth and grace.

3. When through the shades of death I walk, your presence is my stay;

One word of your supporting breath drives all my fears away.

4. Your hand in sight of all my foes, does still my table spread;

My cup with blessings overflows, your oil anoints my head.

5. Your sure provisions, gracious God, attend me all my days;

Oh, may your house be my abode, and all my work be praise.

6. Here would I find a settled rest, while others go and come;

No more a stranger, nor a guest, but like a child at home.

 

Benediction

 

Postlude

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