God's Open House

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Call to Worship

One:    Sometimes God shows up in ways we cannot deny.
All:      But God shows up.
One:    Sometimes God shows up in ways we cannot see.
All:      But God shows up.
One:    Sometimes God shows up in ways we do not want.
All:      But God shows up.
One:    Sometimes we are bewildered, afraid, and uncertain
All:      But God shows up.
One:    Always
All:      God shows up
One:    Living God, we are here because you keep showing up in our lives, calling to us, and caring for us. Shape us in this time together that we may be strengthened as disciples to love and live for you and your children.
All:      Amen

Prayer of Confession

You know, O God, how often we set our mind on human things instead of divine things. You know the ways we try to force your Spirit to fit our agenda, to manipulate your grace for our own ends. You know that we are prone to thinking of our desires long before we ever consider yours. We confess these things to you, praying that saying them out loud might make us aware of our own brokenness, so that we can also be more aware of your ever-present grace. Startle us with your truth and your love. Set our minds and hearts on you and lead us on your way. Amen.

Scripture Mark 9:2-9

Six 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.  9 As 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.