WELCOME TO TRINITY! Today's gospel reading is the inspiration for the festival of the Transfiguration, which concludes the Christmas cycle that began in Advent. On one level it celebrates the manifestation of Jesus as God's beloved child and servant (an echo of the Christmas, Epiphany, and baptism festivals). At the same time, the church's calendar is influenced by the gospel story: after his transfiguration, Jesus announces his impending death in Jerusalem. From the festival of the Transfiguration, the church turns this week to Ash Wednesday and its baptismal journey to the celebration of Christ's death and resurrection. A joyous greeting to one and all! A special welcome to those who are visiting with us. Please take time to sign our guest book in the entry leaving both an address and a telephone number.
(Worship-Setting# 8 in ELW-page 184-items designated by*)
Prelude Laurie Wiedeman
Call to Worship by the Bells
Welcome and Announcements
Opening Hymn "Arise, Your Light Has Come" ELW# 314
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. C: And also with you.
Kyrie "Kyrie eleison, on our world ...." p. 184 ELW
Hymn of Praise "This is the feast of victory . . . . " p.187 ELW
Prayer of the Day P: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you.
P: Holy God, mighty and immortal, C: you are beyond our knowing, yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ. Transform us into the likeness of your Son, who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
First Reading Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm Psalm 99
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2
Gospel Acclamation "Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go?" p.188 ELW
Response after announcement: Glory to you, 0 Lord. Luke 9:28-36
Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, 0 Christ.
Sermon "Breathing with God" Pastor Phil Bogen
Hymn of the Day "How Good, Lord, to Be Here!" ELW# 315
Prayers of Intercession P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Offering Prayer: P: God of all creation, C: all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
*Great Thanksgiving p. 190 ELW
*Proper Preface "Holy, holy, holy Lord, " p. 190 ELW
*Words of Institution
*Lord's Prayer p. 191 ELW
Invitation to Communion: P: Come to the table. Feast on God's abundant life for you!
Communion Hymns: *"Lamb of God, you take away ....." p.191 ELW
"0 Jesus, I Have Promised" ELW# 810
"Shine, Jesus, Shine" ELW# 671
Post Communion Blessing: P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and keep you in his grace. C: Amen
Prayer after Communion: P: We thank you, 0 God, C: that you have fed us at your banqueting table with bread and wine beyond compare, the very life of Christ for us. Send your Spirit with us now, that we may set the captive free, use your gifts to build one another up, and in everything reflect your glory revealed in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Closing Hymn "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" ELW# 834
Dismissal: P: Go in peace. Christ is your light. C: Thanks be to God.
Postlude Laurie Wiedeman
ST. PETER & TRINITY YOUTH TO DO SOUP SUPPERS DURING LENT: St. Peter and Trinity youth are scheduled to serve soup suppers at Trinity on Wed., March 20th and at St. Peter on Wed., April 10th. This is a great way for confirmation students to complete one of their service projects. Also the money raised will be used for future youth group activities. Youth and parents put these dates on your calendar!
A HUGE thank-you to Gary Carr for shoveling 4 ft of snow from the parsonage roof. THERE WILL BE A WELCA Officers meeting on Monday, March 25, at 6:30.
MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY EVERY SECOND SATURDAY AT VILLAGE INN Men's breakfast and Bible Study will again be meeting on the second Saturday of the month starting in September. Next men's breakfast and Bible study is scheduled for Mar. 9, 2019, 8:00 a.m. at the Village Inn in Marathon. This is a great time for fellowship and a discussion on the upcoming Sunday gospel. No sign up needed; just show up; friends and neighbors are welcome!
IF TRINITY HAS TO CLOSE DUE TO BAD WEATHER in the future, notices will be posted on Channel 7 and Channel 9 TV stations, as well as our website and Facebook page.
FIFTH GRADE FIRST COMMUNION IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH: First Communion classes for fifth graders are scheduled for the month of March. Pastor Phil will email some potential schedules for meeting to all fifth graders and their parents so we can determine what will work best for all those concerned. Parents are expected to take the class with their fifth graders. Be on the lookout for an email and let Pastor Phil know if you don't hear anything.
TRINITY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY MEETS THE FOURTH TUES OF THE MONTH: The Trinity Women's Bible Study will meet this Tuesday, March 26 at
1:00 pm in the Trinity basement. These meetings are filled with Bible Study, food
and fellowship. If you haven't tried this out before, please come and join us. We use the women's Gather Magazine as our basis for Bible Study. The next few studies are entitled "Meetings with Jesus" authored by Rev. Julie Knarr who is a pastor in
Belfair, Washington. She is an avid sea kayaker and a regular contributor to Gather
7th GRADERS FINISH "DEAR THEOPHILUS" UNIT- PARENTS TO COMPLETE: Seventh graders have completed their last meeting with Pastor Phil. They will not meet again until April 17, 2019. Any unfinished sessions are to be completed by the parents working with their students. If there are any questions please call Pastor Phil. Confirmation students are encouraged to attend Lenten services. Please see later announcement about serving soup suppers at Trinity and St. Peter.
8th GRADERS WILL MEET WITH MENTORS TO COMPLETE FAITH STATEMENT: Eighth graders will meet with their mentors to complete their faith statements. They will agree upon a time to get together each week. Faith Statements are due to Pastor Phil by Sun.; March 3, 2019.
ST. PETER ANNUAL CHILI SUPPER IS SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019; The 29th Annual St. Peter Lutheran Church Chili Supper is scheduled for Sat., Mar. 16,2019. They will be serving from 3-7 pm. Raffles will be held with a drawing at 7 pm. Costs for the Chili are Adult--$6.00; Child (8-12 years)--$2.00; Child 7 and under-Free; Take Outs--$3.00/quart. Proceeds will go towards the building fund.
LENTEN ORGAN MEDITATIONS AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WAUSAU: During the season of Lent the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring a time of meditation and music on Fridays from 12:15-12:45 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant St., Wausau. Some of those playing are Karmen Teigen, Dan Larson and Kartika Putri. (see flyer on the bulletin board for schedule) Sponsored by the Wisconsin River Chapter ofthe American Guild of Organists. Free will offering will be accepted.
RINITY WELCA Spring Meeting- Sunday, April 71 AT 2:00pm here at Trinity, all women of the church are encouraged and welcome to join us for the meeting. ESSENTIAL OILS, WHAT ARE THEY? HOW CAN THEY BENEFIT MY HEALTH? WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE? Trish Bey is a wellness advocate certified in Aroma Touch. From the everyday cold to allergies, from health conditions to emotional stress concerns Trish has been helping literally hundreds of
people over her 6 years. She holds monthly educational classes on essential oil use in
Stevens Point and Wausau. Come meet Trish. Bring an open mind and lots of questions. For attending the presentation. Trish will have oils for everyone to take home.
WELCA WISCONSIN RIVER VALLEY CONFERENCE SPRING EVENT on Saturday, April6 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 709 Weston Avenue, Wausau. Theme this year is knowing the God of our past and the God of our future. Guest Speaker: Susan Perry, Author, "From Beneath the Tarp" A true story of one woman's journey through the realities of domestic violence. See brochure posted on the bulletin board in the church entry.