Watchword for the Week

God said: “This is my Son, the Beloved;

with him I am well pleased; listen to him!”

(Matthew 17:5)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2017)



(Verses from Psalm 99)

The Lord is king; and the people tremble.

He is enthroned above the winged

creatures and the earth shakes.

The Lord is mighty in Zion;

he is supreme over all the nations.

Everyone will praise his great

and majestic name. Holy is he!

Moses and Aaron were his priests,

and Samuel was one who prayed to him;

they called to the Lord,

and he answered them.

He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;

they obeyed the laws and

commands that he gave them.

O Lord, our God, you answered your people;

you showed them that you are

a God who forgives.

Praise the Lord our God

and worship at his sacred hill!

The Lord our God is holy.

Hymn 132 * Immortal, invisible, God only wise

People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)


Upon a high mountain,

O God of majestic glory, you revealed Jesus

in the mystery of his transfiguration as your

Chosen One to whom we must listen.

In this act of worship may he be revealed to

us in the message of the prophets and the

witness of the apostles, that we may hear his

voice and receive him in faith.

Merciful God, it is good for us to be here,

but we also tremble and recoil

as did the disciples on the mountain.

For we have not lived gloriously,

nor listened to the One

who bids us take up our cross

and live the costly life of faith.

We have prostrated ourselves

before the false brightness of lesser lights,

which blazon their false claims

of truth, or fulfilment, or hope.

Humbly we ask for your forgiveness.

Hymn 259 v. 1+5 Beauty for brokenness!

(Hymn of the Month, March 2017)


The Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed

in majesty before he suffered death upon the

cross, give us grace to perceive his glory, that

we may be strengthened to suffer with him and

be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory.

Thanks be to our glorious God. Amen.



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Exodus 24:12-18 OT p. 81

Chorus * The most Excellency is Jesus

The most Excellency is Jesus,

Shout Hallelujah, Amen! (2x)

St. Matthew 17:1-9 NT p. 25

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 336 Christ is our light!

(Hymn of the Month, January 2017)

SERMON Rev. James Brown

Hymn 448 * Shine, Jesus, shine!

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


Lord our Maker, from you comes

all that we have and all that we are.

Accept these, our gifts, as a sign of our

gratitude for your life-giving word and

for all the mercies you have shown to us.

Take even our lives, and let them be wholly

dedicated to your service; through Jesus

Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.


Response: Holy God, transform us

and use us to your glory.

The LORD’S PRAYER (Yoruba, Nigeria)

(Please use your preferred language for praying.)

English words at: Hymn 652, Second Form (b)

Baba wa ti mbe li orun; Ki a bowo fun oruko

  1. Ki ijoba re de; Ife tire ni ki a se, bi ti orun,

beni li aiye. Fun wa li onje ojo wa loni. Dari

gbese wa ji wa, bi awa ti ndariji awon

onigbese wa. Ma si fa wa sinu idewo, sugbon

gba wa lowo bilisi. Nitori ijoba ni tire, ati

agbara, ati ogo, lailai. Amin.

Hymn 458 (1) At the name of Jesus

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)