Sermon: “The Light Shines Out of Darkness”
Theme: We submit ourselves to the process of being transformed by the light by letting go of darkness within us.
Purpose: We will acknowledge and confess the darkness within us.
Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 It is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Mark 9:2-9 Jesus is transfigured before the disciples.
Questions: Why do we cling to assumptions and attitudes that lead us into greater fear, blame, and guilt? What do we believe about Jesus and our faith that is not rooted in the love of God? How do we let go of our thinking that causes us to see fault and sin in ourselves and others rather than God’s redeeming love? How do we revisit the gift of God’s grace and redemption in a way that will set us free to know real peace and joy?
Description for Sunday, February 14, 2021
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Music Duet: “On Eagles Wings” Carol Wetzel and Glen Navis
TEXT: Michael Joncas, 1978, alt.; © 1979 Jan Michael Joncas (Published by OCP) Type: Words and Music; First Line: You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord
Text: Based on Psalm 91. Text and music © 1979, OCP. All rights reserved.
Contributors: Michael Joncas.
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Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #666 “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright”
TEXT: Ambrose of Milan, c. 374; trans. Composite
MUSIC (PUER NOBIS NASCITUR, LM): Trier ms., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius, 1609
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Special Music video: Why Are You Downcast (Be Still My Soul) by Marcus Pagnam
CCLI Song # 7157379
© 2020 Marcus Pagnam – RESOUNDworship.org (Admin. by Jubilate Hymns Ltd)
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Sending Glory to God hymnal #12 “Immortal Invisible, God Only Wise”
TEXT: Walter Chalmers Smith, 1867, alt.
MUSIC (ST. DENIO 18.104.22.168): Welsh folk melody; arr. Caniadau y Cyssegr, 1839
Liturgist: Jolene Schry