of Our Lord

9:30 am

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And he was transfigured before him.

And his clothes became dazzling white,

such as no one on earth could bleach them.

~ Mark 9:2-3


Welcome to worship!

Worship is livestreamed each Sunday at 9:30 am

and may be accessed in a variety of ways:

  • Click the link above at 9:30 am on Sunday or anytime afterwards to go directly to YouTube.
  • A link is posted on Immanuel's website, or by clicking the link to the website at the bottom of this email.
  • Go to and search Immanuel Webster. You will find all of our past worship services there as well.
  • A link is will be posted on Immanuel's Facebook page.

- Gathering -


Thanksgiving for Baptism

God gathers us and names us beloved saints. God surrounds us with love, and through the waters of baptism, clothes us with mercy and forgiveness, let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.

The baptismal candle is lit and water is poured into the font.

Holy God, fountain of living water, source of mercy, tender and mighty, you are clothed with majesty and splendor.

Your steadfast love fills the earth.

 Your love flows through water, satisfying the thirst of all living things, sustaining life in this community, nourishing and delighting us. We bless you for these gifts of water: The Great Lakes and Finger Lakes, the Erie Cana and, the Genesee River, the small ponds and creeks that water our earth.

Your steadfast love fills the earth.

 Your love flows through water, a sign of your saving power: Noah and the animals survive the flood, Hagar discovers your well. The Israelites escape through the sea, and they drink from your gushing rock. Naaman washes his leprosy away, and the Samaritan woman will never be thirsty again.

Your steadfast love fills the earth.

Your love flows through the water of baptism joined to your life-giving Word: your well of mercy and cleansing flood, your sea of deliverance from death into life, your healing river washing sin away, your living water springing up to eternal life.

Your steadfast love fills the earth.


Shower us with your Holy Spirit. Fill us with your love. Clothe us and all your people with grace. Embolden us to do justice. Bless us to love mercy. Guide us to walk humbly with you, whom we thank and praise, through Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.


Gathering Hymn 531 The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing

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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

Hymn of Praise

Prayer of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Almighty God, the resplendent light of your truth shines from the mountaintop into our hearts. Transfigure us by your beloved Son, and illumine the world with your image, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



- Word - 



Children's Message

First Reading 2 Kings 2:1-12


1Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. 3The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”

4Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. 5The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”

6Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 7Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. 8Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.

9When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

Word of God. Word of life.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c      Sung responsively


1The mighty one, God the | Lord, has spoken;

calling the earth from the rising of the sun | to its setting.

2Out of Zion, perfect | in its beauty,

God shines | forth in glory. 

3Our God will come and will | not keep silence;

with a consuming flame before, and round about a | raging storm.

4God calls the heavens and the earth | from above

to witness the judgment | of the people.

5“Gather before me my | loyal followers,

those who have made a covenant with me and sealed | it with sacrifice.”

6The heavens declare the rightness | of God’s cause,

for it is God | who is judge. 


Second Reading 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

3Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For 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.

Gospel Mark 9:2-9

The Holy Gospel according to Mark.

Glory to you, O Lord.


2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

9As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day 671 Shine, Jesus, Shine

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Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

Each petition ends:

God of grace,

hear our prayer.


The peace of Christ be with you all.

And also with you.

Anthem Rejoice, the Lord Is King - arr. Barbara Kinyon

Offertory Prayer

Blessed are you, Holy One,

for all good things come from you. In bread and cup you open heaven to us. Meet us at this table, that we receive what we seek and follow your Son, Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.


Great Thanksgiving


The Lord be with you.

       And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

       We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

       It is right to give our thanks and praise.


It is indeed right…    join their unending hymn:

Eucharistic Prayer


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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.



Post Communion Blessing and Prayer

The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.


Giver of every gift, Christ’s body is our food, and we are Christ’s body. Raise us to life by your power for the benefit of all and to your glory, now and forever.




Putting the Alleluia Away for Lent


Go in peace. You are God's beloved!

Thanks be to God!



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What's Happening at Immanuel...

Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Today! Following Worship!

Please join in the fun following the worship! We will celebrate Fat Tuesday a little early and it will be a great way to party before Lent begins.

Join us for coffee and fasnacht kuchen (and other surprises )! Please sign-up on the bulletin board in the lower entryway if you are planning on attending.B

Today Is Souper Bowl Sunday!

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? Let's support our favorite team by helping to feed hungry people! Bring cans or packets of soup Sunday, February 11 to support Immanuel's Backpack Ministry, and make a monetary donation to support your favorite team.

Book Study – Love Is the Way: Holding Onto Hope in Troubling Times


Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, shares his insights and stories from his own life to talk about the challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. Through love, we find strength and encouragement to meet these challenges with hope.

We will meet Monday, February 12 on Zoom at 7 pm for our final conversation about this wonderful book. Our reading schedule is:

Love Is the Way is available from the library or from most major booksellers. Plan to join in the conversation on this uplifting, hope-filled book!

Click here for Book Study - February 12  

Undie Sundays

We will collect new underwear in February. There is a great need for men's undershirts, briefs, boxers and socks. White is the best choice. For women we will collect thermal underwear, shirts and pants (Cuddl Duds or similar). All donations should be new clothing. There will be a clothes basket in the lower hallway to collect the items. All these items help make the cold weather more easily tolerated in Rochester area. If you have any questions please contact Karen Keymel at (585 )330-4413. Thank you for supporting this ministry.

Ash Wednesday –

February 14 at 12:30 and 7:00

What better way to celebrate a day of love than by gathering on Wednesday, February 14, for worship for Ash Wednesday. This is the day we begin our Lenten journey to the cross and beyond to the empty tomb of Easter. It is a season of love – celebrating all that God has done and continues doing for us and through us!

We gather Wednesday, February 14, at 12:30 and at 7pm for the Imposition of Ashes and for Holy Communion.

Mark the beginning of this season of love by gathering and being fed by God’s Word and sacraments!


Wednesday Evening Worship in Lent –

Signs and Wonders

What a wonderful opportunity to deepen our Lenten journeys! Beginning February 21 we will gather Wednesday evenings at 6 for a delicious dinner with friends, followed by worship at 7. This year’s series will be Signs and Wonders.

As Jesus traveled throughout the countryside, hurting and despairing people flocked to him for healing and hope. He became known as a miracle worker, casting out demons, curing disease, feeding, calming storms. What do these signs mean for us? How do we read them 2000 years later? Our Evening Prayer services will reflect healing and hope, something each and every one of us long for. Join us for these uplifting, grace filled times of prayer, singing, and community.

Breakfast and Bibles

Wednesdays at 9 am

Throughout the season of Lent we will be looking at Jesus' miracles, which are also the themes for our Wednesday evening Lenten worship. Come see how God breaks into our lives with healing and wholeness as we dig into these ancient stories of hope and grace.

We gather at Panera Bread on Holt Road at 9 every Wednesday.

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