Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Livestream Worship (watch directly from our website

9:45 AM: We have Sunday school zoom classes for Children, Youth, and Adults.

11:00 AM: Last Outdoor Worship and Radio Broadcast - RAIN or SHINE
(Please bring a chair and a mask. Some folding chairs are available if you need one. We are broadcasting the service for those who would prefer to remain in your car in the parking lot. Just tune in to 96.9 FM. Be sure to bring your smartphone or print email to follow along as bulletins are not provided.)
Indoor Worship
Next Sunday, February 21, we will begin Indoor Worship in the Sanctuary at both 8:30 and 11 AM. We will continue to livestream the 8:30 AM service. Following COVID protocol, we will seat 24 family groups per service. Sign up here or call Sara Chang at 615.794.5114 ext 203.
Order of Worship
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Transfiguration Sunday

We have provided the written copy of the sermon (by clicking the sermon title) for those who would like to follow along during the service. To read past sermons, click here.

Chiming of the Hour

Pouring of the Water 

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude (8:30 AM): "Renew Me, O Eternal Light", Paul Manz
Carillon (11 AM)

Call to Worship:
On the mountain, in the valley, and everywhere in between
Christ’s presence is dazzling all around calling us to listen.
Open our eyes and hearts O God, so we can be transformed
and follow Christ down the mountain and beyond.
Let us worship God together. 

Opening Hymn 12: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" (VERSES 1, 2, & 4)

Prayer of the Day:
Holy God,
on mountaintops and valley floors
you reveal to us the light of your love.
Our hearts' desire is to bask in the amazing glory
of your divine presence.
With each encounter, we are changed and transformed.
Help us to live our lives as a reflection of your divine glory.
Boldly guide us to bear your light into dark places
offering hope to displace despair
and love that casts out hate.
Lead us into our hurting world as we follow and praise you,
blessed and holy Trinity;
one God, forever and ever. Amen. 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession:
God of compassion,
in Jesus Christ you reveal the light of your glory,
but we turn away, distracted by our own plans. 
We confess that we speak when we should listen,
and act when we should wait.
Forgive our aimless enthusiasm.
Grant us wisdom to live in your light
and to follow in the way of your beloved Son,
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn of Praise (8:30 AM): "Glory Be to the Father"
Carillon (11 AM): "Praise to the Lord"

Time with the Young Church: Children's Bulletin

Prayer for Illumination:
God of light, love, and glory,
reveal your presence to us this day.
As you did to your servants on that mountain,
send your Spirit to show us your story.
May the brilliance of your face illuminate our hearts
and inspire us to proclaim your Word,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gospel Reading: Mark 9:2-9
Sermon: Accompany, Anne Keener

Affirmation of Faith:
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
he descended into hell;
the third day he rose again from the dead; 
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People:
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer:
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.

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Offertory Music (8:30 only): "There's Not a Friend Like the Lowly Jesus", Virgil Thompson

Doxological Verse 606 (8:30 only): "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"

Prayer of Dedication

Closing Hymn 744: "Arise, Your Light Is Come!" (All Verses)


Postlude (8:30 AM): Recessional on "St. Denio”, Michael Burkhardt
Carillon (11 AM)
Prayer Requests
For the full list, click here.

Pat Johnson’s sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Ken Kerr
Barbara Roos’ friend, Cheryl Cobern

Caroline Freiburg

Marston “Mars” Nash Elder, son of Libby and Carson Elder, grandson of Lashlee and Sam Webb, born February 8, 2021

David Green's mother, Elizabeth Green, February 8, 2021
George and Elaine Carr's daughter, Kris Stanley, February 5, 2021
Kathy Garst’s mother, Judy Wayson, January 23, 2021
Mike Freiburg's father, Jim Freiburg, February 2, 2021
Tiffany Bechtel’s father, Joe Thames, January 31, 2021
Dean Crosswhite's brother-in-law, Jerry Vandervlugt, January 27, 2021
Therese Howell's brother, Bill Parchman, January 23, 2021
Jeraldyne Reed, Sherri Darnell's mother, January 22, 2021
Rob Coleman's father, Dick Coleman, January 22, 2021
Charles Higley's father, David Higley, January 16, 2021

In Memory of:
Alice Boyce, February 15, 2020
Gertrude Posthuma, February 18, 2014
Worship Flower Dedications
You are invited to dedicate worship flowers in honor of or in memory of someone each week starting February 21. The cost is $85. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a specific date you would like, sign up ASAP. Thank you for providing flowers each Sunday. We will no longer use the poster in the church office, so please click here to review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. If you have any questions, email Sara at Thank you!