Last updated: 2/19/2020

Scriptures and Music for February 23, 2020

Sunday’s Music

611 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

(Insert) Majesty, Worship His Majesty

451 Open My Eyes That I Might See

 

Lay Leader: Leo

 

FIRST READING 2 Peter 1:

16. For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased.” 18. We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain. 19. So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

20. First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, 21. because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. (NRSV)

 

GOSPEL READING Matthew 17:1-9

1.  Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, brought them up on a high mountain by themselves, 2.  and was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3.  And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4.  Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ 5.  While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!’ 6.  And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. 7.  But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.’ 8.  And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. 9.  Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.’  (NKJ)