Liturgy by TLW



The Transfiguration of Our Lord

by The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America





Organ Prelude


Entrance Hymn   "Immortal, Invisible"


Dialog for Transfiguration:

A. The Lord, the God of gods has spoken; he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

C. Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, God reveals himself in glory.


A. The Lord is king; he is enthroned upon the cherubim.

C. The Lord is great in Zion; he is high above all peoples.


A. Let me announce the decree of the Lord: "I myself have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

C. "You are my son; this day have I begotten you."


A. Let them confess his name, which is great and awesome.

C. Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and fall down before his footstool.


Hymn of Praise   "God Himself Is Present"

Prayer of the Day



First Lesson

Psalm (sung)

Second Lesson

Verse:  "Alleluia"

Gospel Lesson


Hymn of the Day   "How Good, Lord, to Be Here"

Nicene Creed

Prayer of the Church

Sharing Our Lord's Peace





Offertory Hymn:  "What Shall I Render"

Offertory Prayer

Great Thanksgiving (sung)

Holy, Holy, Holy


Eucharistic Prayer B (Book of Common Prayer 1979)

P. We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

     On the night before he died, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."

     After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me."

     Therefore, according to his command, O Father,
C. We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory;


P. And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

     We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and brings us to that heavenly country where, with [______________ and] all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of our sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.

     By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.
C. Amen


Our Father



    Hymn   "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory"


Post Communion Canticle "Lord, now you let..."  or hymn version


Post Communion Prayer:

A. Let us pray.  Almighty God, as Christ was made manifest in our world, so he is made manifest for us again in the bread and the wine, and for this we thank you. Use us to make him known to all people. We ask it in Jesus' name.

C. Amen



Benediction & Dismissal

Closing Hymn  "Alleluia, Song of Gladness"