Online Worship – February 14, 2021

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for February 14, 2021 – Transfiguration of the Lord

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s online worship service!
If you prefer, you can view this service on our Worship Service Player. In the player, the service plays from start to finish without interruption. To try that version of the worship service, click HERE.

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
2024/07/19-23:54:51-UTC 46th ols; 34woc; 13waro

Trinity has returned to Indoor Worship at 10AM on Sundays. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested but not required. To help set your expectations, please read our Guide to Indoor Worship.

An Ash Wednesday service will be held in the Sanctuary at noon on February 17th. Trinity will also have a drive-thru event from 4-6pm.

Please note the next Congregational Meeting is on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 11:00am (two weeks from this service’s date). The purpose of the meeting is to hold Trinity’s Annual Meeting and it will include the election of Deacons and Elders.

The Per Capita contribution this year is $9 for each adult or confirmed member in your household. Please use the special “per capita” envelope that came with your offering envelopes or simply write “per capita” on the memo line of your check. If you contribute through the on-line giving site (in the offering section at the end of the service), you can choose the “Per Capita” fund.

Trinity’s Bible Study is available online. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe whenever it is convenient for you. You can also ‘catch-up’ anytime at the Bible Study archive. To be included in our weekly email, simply subscribe to the website or join our Facebook group. Links to subscribe and join are at the bottom of our webpage.

Briefly, a word concerning the technical presentation of this service. If you are having difficulty reading the words, look for your web browser’s “Zoom” settings. The keystrokes are typically ‘Ctrl-Shift-+’ to increase the zoom or ‘Ctrl-Shift-(minus)’ to decrease the zoom. Other devices may have a different mechanism (‘finger pinch’), but most support zoom.

Although you could not be with us in-person today, we hope you will have a meaningful Sunday worship experience!

This week’s bulletin is available at any time by clicking this link. The bulletin will open in a separate tab or window.

The order of service on this page closely follows the bulletin, but there are additional items in the bulletin that may be of interest to you and that are not included on this page.

Today’s service contains:

  • Prelude “Beautiful Savior”
  • Call to Worship
  • Prayer of the Day
  • Hymn #104 “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You”
  • Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
  • Moments with Children
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Old Testament Reading
  • Responsive Reading
  • Hymn #825 “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”
  • Gospel Lesson
  • Meditation “Straight Up Hill”
  • Sending
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering
  • Postlude “Amazing Grace”

Prelude “Beautiful Savior”

Heasuk Che, organist.

Call to Worship

Tammy Venti, lay reader.
Come, let us go to the holy mountain
and worship Christ with the disciples!
We will see Christ transformed before us.
We will see our lives transformed before Christ.
Come, let us go to the holy mountain
and worship the Son of God.

Prayer of the Day

Tammy Venti, lay reader.


Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: Give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Hymn #104 “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You”

Barbara Davis, Kathy Link, Julie Pearson, Judith Spurrell, Lillian Warner, and Bob Wright. Accompanied by Jillian Koenig (flutist) and Heasuk Che (pianist).

1 O Lord, how shall I meet you, how welcome you aright?
Your people long to greet you, my hope, my heart’s delight!
O kindle, Lord most holy, a lamp within my breast,
to do in spirit lowly all that may please you best.

2 Love caused your incarnation; love brought you down to me;
your thirst for my salvation procured my liberty.
O love beyond all telling, that led you to embrace
in love, all loves excelling, our lost and fallen race.

3 You come, O Lord, with gladness, in mercy and goodwill,
to bring an end to sadness and bid our fears be still.
In patient expectation we live for that great day
when your renewed creation your glory shall display.

Prayer of Confession

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
God of transformation,
you make new life where there was old, dazzling light where there were shadows,
peace where there was violence, and friends where there were enemies.
Forgive us, O God, when we stand in the way of your transformative love.
Forgive us when we do not live as people who have been changed by your grace.
Call us to the mountain once more, and send us out to be witnesses of your transformative grace.

(Silence for Reflection)

Declaration of Forgiveness

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

Anthem “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Martha Gioielli, Kathy Link, Barbara Davis, Janet Schaaf, Marilyn Paris, and Liz Monaco. Directed by Lillian Warner.

arr. Warner

Moments with Children

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.


Affirmation of Faith

Please join us in reciting the Apostle’s Creed …

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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on 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 Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe


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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading

Tammy Venti, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
2 Kings 2:1-12Elijah Ascends to Heaven. Listen for God speaking to you today.
1 Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. 3 The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”
4 Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. 5 The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”
6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 7 Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. 8 Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.
9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10 He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11 As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

Responsive Reading

Tammy Venti, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Psalm 50:1-6
1    The mighty one, God the Lord,
         speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
3    Our God comes and does not keep silence,
         before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him.
4    He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
5    “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
6    The heavens declare his righteousness, God himself is judge.

Hymn #825 “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

Barbara Davis, Kathy Link, Julie Pearson, Judith Spurrell, Lillian Warner, and Bob Wright. Accompanied by Jillian Koenig (flutist) and Heasuk Che (pianist).


Refrain: Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home.
Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home.

1 I looked over Jordan, and what did I see coming for to carry me home?
A band of angels coming after me, coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

2 If you get there before I do, coming for to carry me home,
tell all my friends I’m coming too, coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

3 The brightest day that ever I saw, coming for to carry me home,
when Jesus washed my sins away, coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

4 I’m sometimes up and sometimes down, coming for to carry me home,
but still my soul feels heavenly bound, coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

Gospel Lesson

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
New Revised Standard Version
Mark 9:2-9 The Transfiguration and The Coming of Elijah. Listen for God speaking to you today.

2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until
after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Meditation “Straight Up Hill”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe


Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response

Heasuk Che, organist.
Hymn #306
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.


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Postlude “Amazing Grace”

Heasuk Che, organist.
arr. Pardini

The Service has Ended

May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Thank you for joining us online! We hope you will join us again as long as we need to be apart. We pray for the day when we can all meet again and worship God in the sanctuary and Trinity Presbyterian Church.


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