Wolcott United Methodist Church

All are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and to "come as you are."

4023 VT Route 15 , Wolcott , VT 05680
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Worship Outline and Pastor Mike's Sermon for Sunday, February 23, 2020

posted on February 23

Transfiguration Sunday, February 23, 2020
Worship Leaders:  Pastor Michael Thorpe and Rev. Pat Thompson 
   

*Please rise in body or in spirit 

GREETING, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS                             
 
PRELUDE:                                  Bringing in the Light of Christ
 
CALL TO WORSHIP:                               Psalm 99                                                 UMH#819
 
*OPENING HYMN:                             “Holy Ground”                                           TFWS#2272
 
OPENING PRAYER (in unison)
Mighty God, stay with us always, not only in our worship, but as we share the risk and challenge of living our faith. By your powerful Spirit, turn our fear to courage. Your glory shines in the face of Christ; shine in our hearts and lives. May your name be praised, glorious God! Amen. [RCD -  Duck, Ruth C.; Tirabassi, Maren (2012-10-10). Touch Holiness : Resources for Worship, Updated (Kindle Locations 775-777). Pilgrim Press/United Church Press. Kindle Edition.]
 
SCRIPTURE:                                    2 Peter 1:16 – 21
                                                              Matthew 17: 1-9
 
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: THANKS BE TO GOD.                        
 
MESSAGE                                                  
 
OFFERTORY                               “Spirit of the Living God”                                    MH#393
 
Offering Prayer (in unison)
God of power and love, we come to worship this day in anticipation: to hear the music, to be fed with the word, to reconnect with family, but most of all to listen to your voice as it might speak to us in the silent moments. May your goodness and caring be affirmed in the gifts we give, and as worship comes to an end, may we hear Jesus’ voice sending us out into the mission field, and may we listen and go. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. (Matthew 17:1-9)
 
 
 
CONCERNS AND CELEBRATIONS
The Lord’s Prayer                                   
 
*CLOSING HYMN:                             “Be Thou My Vision”                                 UMH#451
 
SENDING FORTH
 
Closing Response:                       “Bind Us Together”                                0000   TFWS#2226 
 
     We are led this morning by Michael Thorpe and Rev. Pat Thompson
         you may call/text Pastor Mike at 802-355-9574
 
Worship Leaders Today:
Worship Leaders:   Pastor Michael Thorpe and Rev. Pat Thompson
Musician:  Pat Thompson   
Usher:  Vernon Thompson
Reader:  Pat Thompson
Reader Next Week:  Laurie Thorpe
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:         "Prayer is not a substitute for action;
it is an action for which there is no substitute."
 
Mayerling Anderson    Josh Ducharme     Sabrena Ducharme    Craig Lawson     Nikki Ducharme          Arlo Sterner           Alice Martin            Arthur Hooper                    Nathanial McElroy      Angel and Royce Dunn          James and DeeDee Clark     
Lori Jones        Janet Lanphear               Charmane Raye            Becky Thorpe
                  
Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26 and we will hold our traditional Ash Wednesday service at 5:00PM. 
 
The Lamoille Area Interfaith Clergy group will be sponsoring Wednesday noonday Lenten services again this year; the first will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at Stowe Community Church.
 
We will have a brief meeting following worship to discuss our upcoming Maple Sugar Dinner which is scheduled for Saturday, March 14.
 
 

Wolcott United Methodist Church

802.888.0395