Front Royal Presbyterian Church (VA)
FRPC Worship- February 11, 2024

Prelude To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King           

Mainz Gesangbuch/Jeffrey Blersch

Welcome & Announcements 

Opening Prayer

Gathering   O Lord, Hear My Prayer 

O Lord, hear my prayer.

O Lord, hear my prayer. 

When I call, answer me.

O Lord, hear my prayer.

O Lord, hear my prayer.

Come and listen to me.

Call to Worship 

(Psalm 121)

I will lift up my eyes to the hills-

From where does our help come?

Our help comes from the Lord,

The maker of heaven and earth. Let us worship God.

Opening Hymn #150 Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Prayer of Confession

God of all glory, beauty and grace, we have tried to hide from you—to hide our faces, to hide our sin, yet you have never hidden your love from us. We have tried to search for you—in temples, in clouds, on mountaintops, yet you have already revealed yourself to us in the face of Jesus Christ. Forgive us, and transform us so that our lives may shine with your glory, beauty and grace, through Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Children's Sermon

Children are invited to go to Children’s Worship with our Children’s Worship Leader. Children will return to their parents during the final hymn.

Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer

Call to Offering 

Offertory Prelude          Johann Caspar Simon


Prayer of Dedication

We give you thanks, O God, for every blessing you provide; life, health, community, freedom, and above all, the treasure of life in Christ. By your Spirit empower us to extend these blessings to others for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn #74 Jesus on the Mountain Peak

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12, Psalm 50:1-6

Anthem  Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him       Gregg Sewell

Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore Him;

Praise Him, angels in the height;

Sun and moon, rejoice before Him;

Praise Him, all ye stars of light.

Praise the Lord! for He has spoken;

Worlds his mighty voice obeyed;

Law which never shall be broken

For their guidance hath He made.

Worship, honor, glory, blessing,

Lord, we offer unto Thee;

Young and old, thy praise expressing,

In glad homage bend the knee.

All the saints in heaven adore Thee.

We would bow before thy throne;

As thine angels serve before Thee,

So on earth thy will be done.

Praise the God of our salvation!

Hosts on high, his power proclaim;

Heaven and earth and all creation

Laud and magnify his name!

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9

Sermon: “Transfigured”

Statement of Faith                                       A Brief Statement of Faith

We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father.

In sovereign love God created the world good, and makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community.

But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator. Ignoring God’s commandments, we violate the image of God in others and ourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care. 

We deserve God’s condemnation. Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation.

In everlasting love, the God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families of the earth.

Hearing their cry, God delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage. Loving us still, God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant.

Like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child, like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, God is faithful still.

Closing Hymn #145 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!


Postlude  Come, Thou Almighty King          Felice de Giardini/Roberta Rowland-Raybold

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