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-We Gather as Gods PeopleHYMN

Come Away with Me

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CALL TO WORSHIP
We gather.
We gather as the faithful of God!
We come busy and bored, limping and leaping;
may our faces reflect our hopes and our hearts.
We gather as the faithful of God!
We come hungry for a new covenant of grace and of promise;
we enter into the presence of God,
hoping to be transformed into new people.
We gather as the faithful of God!
We come to share in the freedom of the Spirit;
we come to praise God's holy name.
We gather as the faithful of God!
HYMN

Be Thou My Vision

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PASSING THE PEACE


YOUNG PEOPLES MESSAGE
OPENING TO GOD
Rainer Maria Rilke
God speaks to each of us as God makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.
Flare up like flame and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.Don't let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.
CHOIR ANTHEM

I Still Have Joy

arr. Amidon

-We Listen for Gods WordPSALTER

Psalm 99

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-We Respond to Gods WordHere, O My Lord, I See Thee

HYMN
TORAH LESSON

Exodus 34:29-31

Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from


the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand,
Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he
had been talking with God. When Aaron and all the Israelites
saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were
afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; and Aaron
and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and
Moses spoke with them.

Heavy Light

REFLECTION:

COMMUNION

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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORDS PRAYER


OFFERING & DOXOLOGY

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-We Scatter to Serve the WorldANNOUNCEMENTS

GOSPEL LESSON

Luke 9:28-36

Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him
Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to
pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face
changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.
Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.
They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure,
which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and
his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they
had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who
stood with him.

BENEDICTION
RESPONSE

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
February 9 - Virginia Pierce, Chloe Lemmel-Hay
February 11 - Joanne Hennessey

Essex Eats Out Schedule

Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is


good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for
you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah not knowing what he
said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed
them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then
from the cloud came a voice that said, This is my Son, my
Chosen; listen to him!

Feb 12 - Holy Family

When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they
kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they
had seen.

Monday Companions start a new book tomorrow at Eves home on


Browns River Rd, 7 pm. Voices in the Night by Pulitzer winner Steven
Millhauser. This is a great time to jump in to Companions.
Because the short stories are independent, you can miss a Monday and
not fall behind! Come join us for cheese, wine, and great discussion!

Feb 19 - St James

Feb 26 - EUMC

Announcements
A card shower is planned for Grace Naylor's birthday. Her birthday is
Feb 17th. Address is 7 Naylor Rd, Essex Junction, 05452.
Virginia Pierce also would appreciate cards. Her birthday is February
9th. Address is Mansfield Place, Essex Junction, 05452.

Below are people, places, & concerns that folk have lifted up.
Please keep them in your prayers at home.

Thursday Companions will be starting a new book on Thursday, Feb.


11 at home of Ellie Uckele. from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Life Lessons from a Bad
Quaker, by J. Brent Bill.

Please call or email the church office to add to the prayer list.

Ecumenical Lenten Bible Study: Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities:


Reflections on Gun Violence from Micah 4:1-4. Williston, Richmond,
Underhill, & Essex UMCs and UCCs are participating. All are invited
to engage the reality of gun violence in our country in conversation
with our Christian faith. Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16- 6 pm-7:30 at
Essex Center UMC. Free, with a simple Soup Supper included.
Health Kit Party at Shelburne UMC on Sat., April 2 at 9 a.m. Our
church is providing the soap for the kits. We will need 300 bars (no
Ivory or Jergens please as they are too soft; all other kinds fine) See
Marilyn Almeida or Ellie Uckele if you would like to participate on
April 2. Leave soap in box on the table at foot of stairs.

Calendar
Mon, 8 Feb: Companions at Eves 7:00 pm. Read stories 1-8.
Tue, 9 Feb:

Office Hours 9:30 am


Phoenix Books 10:40 am
Mansfield Bible Study 1:45 pm
Choir Practice 6:30 pm
Crafting Group, Fellowship Hall, 8 pm

Wed, 10 Feb: Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 pm.

Ongoing Prayers, cont.


Brenda
Lenore
T.J.
Maureen Evans

Ongoing Prayers
Judy & Diezela
Zachary Roy
John Bartlett
Brooks Family
Michael Parker
Jill & Doug Griffin
Stan Komecki
Jenna Roy
Paul
Dick Shepard
Robin
Jaylene
Mary
Jake Greg
D.J.
Chris
Gloria
Anne
John Young IV


Lifted Up Last Sunday


Charles Barrow, treatment for
cancer, & his wife Diana, strength
Kathy - Noah Thompson, hospice
care, his family
Donna - thanksgiving for love of
this congregation, & for Larry
Nancy - friend, Vickie, treatment for
her tumor that has returned
Grace - major transition
Kristine - Margaret, nearing the end,
her family
Angela - Nation, as it enters the
Primary season


Thu, 11 Feb: Thursday Companions, 2:30 pm, Ellies home.


Sun, 14 Feb: First Sunday in Lent
Tue, 16 Feb: Office Hours 9:30 am
Phoenix Books 10:40 am
Mansfield Bible Study 1:45 pm
Choir Practice 6:30 pm
Thu, 18 Feb: Food Shelf Set up 6:30 pm GSLC
Sat, 20 Feb:

Food Shelf Distribution 9:00 am GSLC

Sun, 21 Feb: All-Church Gathering after Worship


Tues, 23 Feb: Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, 7:00 pm
Crafting Group, Fellowship Hall, 8 pm
Fri, 26 Feb:

Essex Eats Out at EUMC

Essex Center United Methodist Church

essex_umc@comcast.net
tel. 878-8304
www.essexumc.com
Ministers: the entire congregation
Lay Leader: Joshua Knox
Equipping Pastor: Rev. V. Mitchell Hay
cell tel. 881-3268 (feel free to call)
mitchellhay@comcast.net

Marc Chagall, Moses

Office Manager: Heidi Evans


Organist: Kathryn Parker Pianists: June Packard, Ellie Uckele
Djembe: Barbara Lemmel Guitar: Richard Randazzo & Mia Burnett
Song Leader: Dana Thomas Projection: Sam Evans
Greeter Gail Godfrey
Ushers Craig & Heidi Evans, Dawn Hill-Fleury

Essex Center United Methodist Church

7 February 2016

Transfiguration Sunday