we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim

Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as servants

for Jesus’ sake. (2 Corinthians 4:5)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2015)



(Psalm 50:1-6)

The Almighty God, the LORD, speaks;

he calls the whole earth from east to west.

God shines from Zion,

the city perfect in its beauty.

Our God is coming, but not in silence;

a raging fire is in front of him,

a furious storm is round him.

He calls heaven and earth as witnesses

to see him judge his people.

He says, “Gather my faithful people to me,

those who made a covenant with me

by offering me a sacrifice.”

The heavens proclaim that God is righteous,

that he himself is judge.

Hymn 543 * Longing for light, we wait

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


God, who comes to us in the mountains of our

life, transformed and transforming holy

presence, shining through the valleys of our

experience, warming and lighting our souls

with shining hopes and great responsibilities,

we praise you for the light of Jesus Christ.

At this time of new beginnings we come with

hope for fresh ways of seeing your life

among us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God we gather this day

to remember your great love for us.

Your love is woven within us

and in the fabric of all creation.

Holy God, we are sometimes tempted to believe

that we can bring you down to our limited

understanding of the divine life. Sometimes we

try to capture you and define you so that we can

show to others that you belong to us.

Jesus Christ, forgive us. Remind us

of your Godliness and our humanity.

God of great beauty, sometimes we have

reduced you to a list of rules which seem so

important to us and have forgotten the grace of

your presence.

Jesus Christ, forgive us. Remind us

of your Godliness and our humanity.

God of wonder, if we have limited the riches of

your love for us and all creation, refusing to set

foot on the mountain of life in the Spirit:

Jesus Christ, forgive us. Remind us

of your Godliness and our humanity.


Here in this place there is a mountain top

gift of grace for us. In Christ we are forgiven.

Rise up and live in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

Hymn 65 * Jubilate, everybody (repeated ad lib.)



(Children may leave for Kids’ Church in the halls next door)


2 Corinthians 4:3-6 NT p. 225 (224)

St. Mark 9:2-9 NT p. 57

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God – Thanks be to God!

Hymn 358 The great love of God is revealed

(Hymn of the Month, February 2015)

SERMON Rev. James Brown

Hymn 476 * Mine eyes have seen the glory

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


God of light and glory, may we recognise

your glory around us – a sense of the sacred

found in the everyday: in the stories of faith

we tell, in the lives of the people we meet,

in the words we use to speak. May your

majesty and mystery always be within our

seeing, close enough for our hearing, and

present in our living. Amen.


Sung response (Hymn 448 * refrain only):

Enlighten us and this world of ours:

Shine, Jesus, shine! Fill this land…

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

trespasses, as we forgive those who

trespass 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.

Hymn 519 * Love divine, all loves excelling

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)