Worship service – February 19, 2023 – “Super Sunday”

In today’s message, Trish tells how Jesus was transfigured with radiance and was suddenly accompanied by two great Jewish historical figures, Moses and Elijah, as God called him “my Son.” Like the disciples who were privileged to be with him in that moment, we often miss the significance or the opportunity to praise in our struggle to understand. This day is not about knowledge; it is about faith and the identity of the one we follow. And that makes it truly a Super Sunday!

Our services are being held with in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format.  Note that closed captioning is available when “CC” appears in white at the bottom of the video panel. Click the CC to see the text; as it is done with an automated service, there may be errors in transcription.

Our Scripture Reading is Matthew 17:1-9  from The Message. Today’s reading is from the gospel of Matthew, and is a passage known as “the Transfiguration.” The author described Jesus’s situation – on a high mountain, apart from most others, with a shining face, and a voice from a cloud – much like Moses’s was when he received the Ten Commandments. And in fact, Moses, who symbolizes the law, and Elijah, who symbolizes the prophets, are with Jesus on this mountain. While the author helps us understand that Moses and Elijah are present to affirm God was working through Jesus, the three disciples missed the full message. As we hear, Peter wanted to build a tent or memorial for the three holy beings, rather than just witness it.

Trish Catalano
Trish Catalano

The message today from Lay Servant Trish Catalano is “Super Sunday.”

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service.
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Credits and copyrights

  • “Give Thanks” words and music by Henry Smith.  © 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music). CCLI song #20285, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “We Have Come At Christ’s Own Bidding” words by Carl P. Daw, Jr., music by Rowland H. Prichard, arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Words © 1988 Hope Publishing Co., music public domain.  CCLI song #2151533, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Sanctuary” words and music by John Thompson and Randy Scruggs.  © 1982 Full Armor Publishing Company (Admin. by Peermusic III, Ltd.); Whole Armor Publishing Company (Admin. by Peermusic III, Ltd.).   CCLI song #24140, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” words and music by Helen H. Lemmel. Public domain. CCLI song #15960, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Here I Am, Lord” by Daniel L. Schutte, arr. by Lloyd Larson. © 1981 and published under license from Oregon Catholic Press. Authorized for use by Denise Melroy from Musicnotes.com.
  • “Praise God,  From Whom All Blessings Flow” words by Thomas Ken, music from Geistliche Kirchengesänge.  Public domain). CCLI song #1364029, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Trees of the Field” words by Steffi Geiser Ruben, music by Stuart Dauermann.  © 1975 Lillenas Publishing Company (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI song #20546, CCLI License #2718708.
  • All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.

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