THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD – February 11, 2024
ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH – LCMS
700 Main St. P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI 53016
The Greatest Prophet – Jesus Christ, who would fulfill God’s Law perfectly, stood with Moses, the giver of God’s Law and God’s great Prophet, Elijah!
Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025 email@example.com
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Guests. Welcome to Zion. We are glad to have you with us. Please sign our guestbook located in the Narthex. About Holy Communion: We welcome to the Lord’s Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words “given and shed for you” forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given. If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us. If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the service. To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion open the front cover of the Burgundy hymnal or turn to pages 329 & 330. Gluten free wafers are available, please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.
AS WE GATHER – Out of the brilliance, power and confusion of the Transfiguration for Peter, James, and John, God the father speaks! “This is My beloved Son; listen to Him” (Mark 9:7). Moses, God’s giver of the Law is there! God’s great prophet Elijah is there, but then both are gone. Jesus closest disciples are with Him, to see His full power and glory, but they must return to the others, and Jesus must continue His ministry. The power and glory of the Transfiguration of the Lord will not go away from Him or His work. It remained in the many miracles, as He was lifted high upon the cross, the empty tomb, all of them reinforced the power seen on that mountain. For us His power and glory endure forever in His grace forgiveness and love. The Father continues to encourage us: “Listen to Him.” Listen to the Word made flesh, as He My Son!
Ringing of the Bell and Welcome
Hymn “Renew Me, O Eternal Light” LSB 704
Invocation – In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Opening Sentences Psalm 99:1-5; antiphon vs9
Lectern: Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy! Pulpit: The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! All: The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Lectern: Holy is he! The King in his might loves justice.
Pulpit: You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. All: Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he
Confession and Absolution – The King in His might loves justice. You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy! We Observe a time of silence to reflect on and confess those sins heavy on our hearts.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let us they confess our sins to God our Father. All: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen Almighty God in his mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the up to you the symbol you want to use + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Psalm 99:5-9; antiphon vs9 – Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them. He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them. LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds. Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!
Kyrie LSB 168 – In peace let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord. Amen.
Hymn of Praise – This is the Feast – This is the feast of victory of our God. Alleluia! Worthy is Christ, the lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. Power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and blessing and glory are His. This is the feast of victory of our God. Alleluia. Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation. Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen This is the feast of victory of our god, for the lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Salutation – The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Prayer of the Day – O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In Your voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in His glory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading Exodus 34:29-35 (Moses face glowed from being in the presence of God on Sinai)
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. But whenever he entered the LORD’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the LORD.
Epistle 2 Corinthians 3:14–18, 4:1-6 (The Gospel’s message is veiled to the unbeliever, but Christ shines in that darkness) But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 4:1-6 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
Gradual Psalm 117:1-2a; 96:8 – Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!
Holy Gospel Mark 9:2-9 (Our Lord’s full power and glory is seen!)
The Holy Gospel according St. Mark, the Nineth chapter. Glory to You, O Lord.
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.
Hymn “’Tis Good, Lord to Be Here” LSB 414
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 Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayers of the Church
We Gather our Tithes and Offerings
X Service of the Sacrament X
Preface 2 Timothy 4:22 – The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
Proper Preface – It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who at His transfiguration revealed His glory to His disciples that they might be strengthened to proclaim His cross and resurrection and with all the faithful look forward to the glory of life everlasting. Therefore, with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:
Sanctus LSB 178
Prayer of Thanksgiving – Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements
Proclamation of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20 – As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Pax Domini – The peace of the Lord be with you always. Amen
Agnus Dei LSB 180
Distribution Hymns: “Beautiful Savior” LSB 537 “Let All Together, Praise Our God” LSB 389 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” LSB 821
Post Communion Canticle – Thank the Lord LSB 181
Post-Communion Thanksgiving – Oh Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever. We give thanks to You, gracious Father, for what You have revealed to us through Your Son. As Your Spirit continues to call us through Your Word, grant us ears to hear, wills to obey, hands to serve, and hearts filled with the grace that You have bestowed on us in this Holy Supper. Strengthen and preserve us all our days; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Benedicimus – Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Benediction Numbers 6:24–26 – The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and X give you peace. Amen.
Hymn “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies” LSB 873
6pm- Wednesday February 14th – Come and join your brothers and sisters for a meal and time of fellowship before service! Thank you Elders for providing this opportunity!
This Wednesday February 14th is Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent, the church’s 40-day journey of repentance and renewal in preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Because of its unique character and place in the church calendar, Ash Wednesday deserves celebration as a separate festival rather than being assimilated into the cycle of congregational midweek Lenten services.
The readings for Ash Wednesday issue a strong call for Lenten preparation. Ash Wednesday’s special call to repentance and renewal is not repeated during the Sundays in Lent because they are not properly part of the season (hence the nomenclature Sundays in Lent, rather than Sundays of Lent). Rather, these Sundays serve as “islands of refreshment” during the course of the season, in keeping with the emphasis that all Sundays are “little Easters.”
This year Pastor Bruce Meier who is interim pastor at Trinity and I decided with our Elders input to share our Lenten season between the two congregations. Each congregation will have their own Ash Wednesday service on February 14th. Each congregation will have their own Holy week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Members of Zion and Trinity are encouraged to attend all the services be they at Zion or Trinity.
Our MIDWEEK Lenten service schedule:
February 14 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan
February 21 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan
February 28 – 7pm service at Trinity with Pastor Bruce
March 6 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan
March 13 – 7pm service at Trinity with Pastor Bruce
March 20 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan
HOLY WEEK: Maundy Thursday – 7pm Zion Pastor Dan
Good Friday – 1pm Zion Pastor Dan & 7pm Trinity Pastor Bruce
Easter Sunrise service at Zion – 6:30am & Easter service – 8:30am
Breakfast in between Easter services at Zion
YES IN CHRIST — Saying Yes With Our Treasures Needed per week to make budget: $3,177 Envelopes 2/4/2024: $8,905 Plate $20 Cemetery Memorial: $50 Eli Dornfeld Fund Towels- $20 Attendance Sunday Jan. 28 – 56 Communed 41 Wednesday. Jan. 31 – 18 Communed 17
2023 Church Annual
Head officers please make sure that you get your yearend reports in for calendar year 2023. Trustee’s Report Secretary’s Report
Sunday School Report Elder’s Report Treasurer’s Report
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Dates to Remember: Today Feb. 11th: Bell Choir after church
Feb 14: Lenten Soup Supper 6pm
Ash Wednesday Service 7pm at Zion
Feb 15: Quilters 11am – 2pm
Feb 18: Chosen Bible Study 6pm
Feb. 21: Midweek Lenten Service at Zion
Feb 29: Quilters 11am – 2pm
Lenten Soup Suppers – This year the Elder’s will be sponsoring 2 Soup Suppers. They start at 6pm on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. The 2nd will be on Maundy Thursday, March 28th at 6pm. Please join us for the fellowship and delicious food!
The “Chosen” Bible Study – The “Chosen” bible study will continue to meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the sanctuary. The bible study will not meet on February 13th as previously stated.
QUILTING – The quilters will be meeting on Thursday February 15th & 29th from 11am to 2pm. If interested, contact Caroline Jeffers as they do not meet every Thursday. Donations of fabric, sheets (flat or fitted), and yarn are always appreciated. You do not have to know how to sew as there are many non-sewing tasks to be completed.
Wish a Happy Anniversary to February 14th Neal & Kris K
Wish a Happy Birthday to these members
Luis H- February 11th Cayden M-February 11th Pat H- February 18th Chris L- February 18th Lisa F- February 21st Theodore O- February 23rd
|If we are missing a birthday or anniversary, please let Beth Baehmann or Erica Goehl know and we will get your information updated.
Please keep the following in your special prayers:
Quen and Lana Sterwald as Lana’s mom Carol received her crown of life on Sunday February 4. Carol was also an aunt to Kris Kohlhoff.
Joyce, mother of members Dick and Rita Weisjohn. Joyce is having a procedure done, tomorrow February 12th, which is a part of her ongoing cancer treatment.
Robert Schultz-continued healing after being hospitalized this past week.
Katie Menzel-continued strength and healing after having surgery on Tuesday February 6.
From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism: – Mark 9:6 – “For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.” Soon enough, the disciples’ terror turned into joy, for when Jesus is with us, there is no need to fear. He loves us and cares for us and will never abandon us. That assurance is the basis of all generosity — for only those who are set free from worry can learn the joy of giving.
The Pewpoint – THEME OF THE DAY – The Face of Jesus Christ Manifests the Light of the Knowledge of the Glory of God
It was “a hard thing” that Elisha asked, but by his persistence he was able to see the prophet Elijah being taken “by a whirlwind into heaven.” Although “chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them,” Elisha received Elijah’s cloak and a “double portion” of his spirit for preaching the Lord’s Word (2 Kings 2:9–11). It was a hard thing, too, for Israel to see Moses and come near to him, when “the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God” (Ex. 34:29–30). Therefore, after “he commanded them all that the Lord had spoken with him in Mount Sinai,” Moses “put a veil over his face” (Ex. 34:32–33). Only the Word of the Gospel lifts the veil, and “only through Christ is it taken away” (2 Cor. 3:14). Thus are we able to behold “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,” who is “the image of God” (2 Cor. 4:4–6). For the Law and the prophets are all fulfilled in Him. Therefore, “listen to him,” and fix your sights on “Jesus only” (Mark 9:7–8).