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Transfiguration Sunday

Call to Worship

Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1997. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

We have seen the light of God;

on high mountains of celebration

and in the ecstacy of a lover's embrace.

We have seen the light of God;

through the bitter scorn of betrayal

and the searing chasm of grief.

We have seen the light of God;

with eyes that have been shaded,

with eyes that have been opened,

with eyes that have been blinded.

We have seen the light of God.

 

Prayer of Confession

Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2000. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

He came bathed in light, dazzling, radiant…

Forgive us, God,

for accepting mediocrity in your name

and calling it good enough.

He came appearing with Elijah and Moses…

Forgive us, God,

for demanding exclusive expressions of faith

even in the face of your expansive vision.

He came while a voice was shouting, "this is my Beloved; listen!"

Forgive us, God,

for silencing the voice of the other

struggling to praise your name.

 

Invitation to Pardon

Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2000. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

He came and she comes.

She came and he comes.

They come as they came

bathed in light,

appearing in communion,

shouting for all who have ears to hear…

for all who have ears to hear.

 

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