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Resources for Transfiguration Sunday


 

 

Call to Worship

L: Letís go up the mountain. To the place of voices and conversations,
to the place of listening.
P: To the place of meeting, to the place of mists,
L: Letís go up to the place where the land meets the sky
where the earth touches the heavens,
P: to the place of meeting, to the place of mists,
All: Letís go up the mountain to worship Christ the King
 

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Sermons

 

Children's Messages

  • God's Hot Rod
    a children's sermon based on 2 Kings 2:1-12
    by Rev. Frank Schaefer
      (see excerpt below)
       
  • Our God is an Awesome God, Ex 24:12-18 and Mat 17:1-9
    by Rev. Frank Schaefer
      
  • The Alleluia Box
    a children's sermon on the meaning of Lent/Transfiguration/ Easter
    by an anonymous DPSer

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Sermon Excerpt:

Transfiguration -- a Narrative Sermon
a sermon based on Mark 9:2-9
by Manzel

Peter's long stride carried him easily and effortlessly up mountain path. Paying attention to the path and to those around him was another matter. James and John were at it again. They loved to argue and again they were carrying on about who was most important. Yes, the three of them had enjoyed a closeness with Jesus at many sacred moments and these sacred moments were absolutely intoxicating.

Perhaps that is why Peter was caught up in his own little world as they climbed Mt. Tabor. He was trying to understand the things that had just happened and how it was that again spectacular opportunities had come straight to him and he had fumbled.

Just days ago he had been on the verge of greatness. Jesus was teaching as always and was pressing the disciples with his questions. These questions always made them think. It was like a game and always fun to guess where Jesus was leading their minds. He had asked, "who do people say that I am". There were many good answers. Jesus was not just their rabbi but one that so many were recognizing as one who taught with authority.

It had seemed clear for months now that people thought Jesus was the beheaded Baptist now come back to lead the common people. Other rumors on the grape vine were that Jesus was really the great Elijah who had been taken to heaven on a chariot of fire and now returned to give miraculous leadership to Israel in this time of Roman oppression. Peter grinned as he thought about how wonderful it was that Jesus had let them share openly with him these things that were on everyone's minds. Then lightning struck again. Jesus asked the 64 million dollar question, "who do you say that I am"?

For one glorious moment Peter was sure he had landed the most colossal answer of all. Never was there a greater answer in all of history...

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Children's Sermon Excerpt:


God's Hot Rod
a children's sermon based on 2 Kings 2:1-12
by Rev. Frank Schaefer

Props:  a couple of matchbox sports cars (and/or a Barbie sports car)

Welcome, my little friends, today I brought some really cool toy cars.  Do any of you collect cars like that?  What do you call this type of car?  Sports cars?   Hot rods?  Race cars?

The thing about these cars is that they are the fastest cars around.  Some of them reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour ( 300 km).  Of course, you couldn't drive that fast on any of our roads--unless maybe if you live in Germany and you can drive on the Autobahn.

In our bible lesson this morning we read about the ancient hot rod.  Back then, the fastest vehicle they had was a so called chariot.  It was a small card that was pulled by several horses.  Those chariots were the sports car of their days.

The story is about a prophet by the name of Elijah.  This man was a faithful believer in God and because of his faithfulness God rewarded him with a special ride in an especially hot "hot rod."

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