March 3, 2019

Order of Worship (Some content is not included in the radio broadcast)                            

March 3, 2019                Transfiguration Sunday               Kyle Ballantine's Final Sunday

We Praise God   

Chiming of the Hour 

†Prelude - “Prelude on rhosymedre” by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Kyle Ballantine, organist

Welcome and Call to Worship Rev. Josh Brewer

"Bless one another, love one another, serve one another;
For by doing so, we bless, love, and serve Christ.

Forgive one another, seek peace, do justice;
For by doing so, we follow the way of Christ.

Live into hope, keep to faith, stay close to the truth;
For by doing so, we know Jesus as Lord.

Come, enter this time of worship, coming before Christ our Lord;
Who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

(The text is by Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell.)

Invocation Rev. Dwight Moody, Director of Advancement, The Academy of Preachers

†*Hymn No. 150 - “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” madrid

*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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at 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 Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen."

*Gloria Patri No. 579

"Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end.  Amen.  Amen."

We Proclaim God’s Word

First Lesson - Exodus 34:29-35, Liz Palles, lay reader

Second Lesson - 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

†Anthem - “How Can I Keep from Singing”      Ginger Littleton

"My life flows on in endless song, above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the real though far off song that hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm, while to that rock I’m clinging;
It sounds an echo in my soul, how can I keep from singing?
What though the tempest round me roars, I know the truth, it liveth.
What though the darkness round me close, songs in the night it giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm, while to that rock I’m clinging;
It sounds an echo in my soul, how can I keep from singing?"

(The text is from a traditional Quaker song.)

Gospel Lesson - Mark 9:1-10 read by Samuel Wyatt Curson, Grandson of Rev. Dwight Moody 

Response to the Lessons

"This is the written Word of the Lord."

"Thanks be to God!"

Meditation - “Glory, Glory” Rev. Dwight Moody

We Respond to the Word

*Hymn No. 306 - “Fairest Lord Jesus” crusaders’ hymn

Call to Prayer

Silent Prayers

Pastoral 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin 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."

Congregational Response - “Come and Find the Quiet Center” beach spring

"Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead,
Find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see
All the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be."

(The text is by Shirley Erena Murray.)

Offertory Sentence

Gathering of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory - “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by: Michael Burkhardt

*Presentation and Doxology      old hundredth

"Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen."

*Offertory Prayer

Approach to the Table

Celebration of Holy Communion

Invitation to Christian Discipleship

We Go into the World

*Hymn No. 145 - “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!” marion

Events in the Life of the Church

Pastoral Benediction

Choral Response - “Great Amen” by Marty Haugen

Postlude - “This Little Light of Mine” by John Behnke The congregation is invited to remain seated for the postlude.

The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God,

in memory of Kay Price Cubbedge,

and in honor of Kyle Ballantine for his dedicated service to First Baptist Church

by the Cubbedge family.

The flower on the communion table is in honor of the birth of Louis Reeves Orne,

son of David and Mary Crane Orne.

*The congregation stands with the choir.        

†The ushers will seat those waiting.

First Baptist Church of Savannah

Josh S. Brewer, Assistant Minister for Community Missions

Kyle J. Ballantine, Organist and Choir Director       

223 Bull Street facing Chippewa Square 912-234-2671

Education Building located at 102 W. McDonough

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