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Invitation to  Worship

Come, let us return to Adonai our God, our God who is gracious and merciful.


O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


Rescue me, O God, my Savior-

~And my tongue shall ring out your goodness!


Morning Hymn Second Sunday of Lent

More ancient than the primal world And older than the morning star,

Before the first things took their shape, Creator of them all you are.


Your image is the Lord of Life, Your Son from all eternity;

All that must perish, he restores, In him all reconciled will be.


Transfigured Christ, believed and loved, In you our only hope has been;

Grant us, in your unfathomed love, Those things no eye has ever seen.


O Abba, Word and Spirit blest, With hearts transfigured by your grace,

May we your matchless splendor praise And see the glory of your Face.  Amen.

Text: Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal, 1971; Tune: HIM ALONE L.M., Gethsemani, 1968





His face shone like the sun

and his garments were dazzling as new snow.

Psalm 92/93

Adonai, you reign with glory,

draped in splendor, robed with light.

You have girded yourself with the power of love.


The world you made firm, it will not be shaken;

even so, your reign is eternal–

for your Love has existed forever.


Onward roll the waves, O Holy One,

onward the waters  lift their voices,

onward like a fury of thunder.


Greater than the roaring of the waters,

More glorious than the surging of the sea,

Your Love is glorious on high.


Your decrees are firm and worthy of trust;

the beauty of holiness and worship

fills your dwelling place forever.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love.

As always before

so now and evermore. Amen.

His face shone like the sun

and his garments were dazzling as new snow.

 READING   Genesis 12: 1-3

Adonai said to Abram:
“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk
and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.
“I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you;
I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.
All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.”




R. I will make you a great nation, *and your name will become a blessing.

V. To your descendants I shall give the land. *and your name will become a blessing.

V. Glory to the Holy One, and to the Word and to the Breath of Love.


Canticle of Zachariah


Lord, it is good to be here, let us build three tents:

one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To Guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Lord, it is good to be here, let us build three tents:

one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.




 Service of Prayer

Litany of Intercession

With Peter, James, and John, lead us up the mountain of contemplative awareness

~ where we will gaze with compassion on the whole of reality which reveals God’s glory.


With Moses, Elijah, and all your prophets and saints,  welcome us into the sharing of God’s wisdom ~which continues as we open our hearts and minds to insights from other ages and spiritual traditions.


With those who heard the voice from the cloud, open our minds  and hearts to know and love you ~ and our ears to listen and learn from what you have said and done.


With the apostles, raise us from our fears so that we can follow you back down the mountain ~where you call and grace us to continue your mission and ministry.


With you may we hear the voice of our Abba say to each of us: “You are my beloved in whom I take delight” ~so our lives will be transfigured and we may share light with the world. 


You taught us to pray…


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…


Closing Prayer

God of Life and Light, through the mystery of the Transfiguration you revealed that in his teaching and way of living and loving, Jesus reveals your glory and fulfills both the Law and the Prophets.  May our celebration of this holy season rehearse us in learning from his teachings and living by his values and so, bring us closer to realizing the freedom, flourishing and fullness of life that your love offers to us and all creation, both now  and forever.   ~Amen.



May Adonai+ bless us and keep us.  ~Amen 

May the Face of Adonai + shine on us and be gracious to us. ~Amen 

May Adonai + look upon us with favor and give us peace.  ~Amen 


Let us bless the world with peace.    ~And give thanks to God.