Hybrid Worship

19 February 2023

Sunday Morning Greetings!

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. 

At 9:00 am Adult Spiritual Formation, we're focused on Our Whole Lives values and model of human sexuality. We'll explore Values Voting and S-I-E-O today. OWL is a multi-age set of inclusive, comprehensive sexuality education curriculum. What does this have to do with spiritual formation? Let's talk about it!

There's an insert about Lent in today's paper bulletin for folks who are attending in person. Virtual worshipers can see it here.

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Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

One: Let us praise the great and awesome name of the Holy One.

Many: The Holy One is high on the mountain and exalted among the people.

One: Let us praise the great and awesome name of the Everlasting God.

Many: The Everlasting God hears our cries and answers our call. Praise the Spirit of Life! 

Singing Our Faith ~ "Be Thou My Vision"

Be Thou my vision, O God of my heart;

Nought 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.

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance, now and always;

Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

Great God of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;

I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my vision, Creator of all.


Opening Prayer Practice and Silence

Suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Own, my Beloved, on whom my favor rests.” 

I am God’s Own.

I am God’s Beloved.

God’s favor rests on me.

I am worthy.

I am whole.

I am God’s Own.

Special Music ~ "Quiet Place"

Like Jesus in the garden

Let me be in this quiet place

Let me see your path for me

Let me trust in your grace


At this time, we share moments from our lives: birthdays, 

anniversaries, works of peace and justice. We celebrate even sorrows and grief as part of a comprehensive view of life. 

Celebration Song

Celebrate your heart and your spirit.

Celebrate your life while you live it.

Even when it’s hard to do,

celebrate the best of you!

Celebrate your dreams and your visions.

Celebrate the love you’ve been given.

Cherish all that you’ve been through.

Celebrate the best of you!


Invitation to Give

One: Jesus comes to us as a gift of presence, compassion, and companionship. His life is a demonstration of committed generosity and stewardship. 

All: We too are called to present our lives as a gift to the God who has created us and the world that needs what we have to offer.

One: Let us reveal the glory of God and the beauty of the Universe by the giving of our good gifts. 

Offering and Offertory

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Word About Life - Matthew 7:1-9

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became bright as light. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will set up three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they raised their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

Word About Life for Today  

Shared by Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Words for Mission

One: We leave this place believing in our own belovedness just a tiny bit more.

All: We leave this place with just a tiny bit more energy and encouragement to work for justice.

One: Is that tiny bit enough?

All: With God’s help, it will be enough.

One: These are the times!

All: We are the people.

One: All of Creation is blessed.

All: May we love all and serve all.

One: May God be with you.

All: And also with you.

One: Amen.

All: Amen.

Sending Forth Song ~ "Amazing World"

This world is not my home, I am a stranger here,

I’ve seen amidst this world, the other world appear,

My life is now transformed though earthly as before,

And I (clap) can’t feel at home in this (clap) world anymore.


Amazing world, the land of mystery

Of consciousness and care and wild tranquility.

My life is now transformed, though earthly as before,

And I (clap) can’t feel at home in this (clap) world anymore!

A land of mystery assaults on every side

Where death is waiting all and there’s no place to hide.

A yearning floods my life more lonely than before,

And I (clap) can’t feel at home in this (clap) world anymore.


coffee cups

It's a Coffee Chat Sunday! Please stay! We'll gather in Smith Hall after worship for coffee and fellowship.