Worship Resources for Transfiguration Sunday


The Transfiguration by Michael D. O’Brien

A Glimpse of Glory
A reflection and prayer for Transfiguration Sunday. For a longer reflection, check out my sermon Come Down the Mountain based on Matthew’s version of the story. (Matthew 17)

Prayer for Transfiguration Sunday
The post includes a short reflection and quote from Jan Richardson in addition to the prayer.

Reader’s Theater: The Transfiguration
A simple script for three voices based on Mark 9:2-8(NRSV). In this setting, you have the option of sandwiching the reading between the song His Name is Wonderful by Audrey Mieir (United Methodist Hymnal #174).

The Glory of God’s Reign
For a traditional worship setting, Psalm 99:1-5, 9 (NRSV) is combined with the classic hymn Immortal Invisible God Only Wise (United Methodist Hymnal #103). For a contemporary worship setting, the scripture is woven into Chris Tomlin’s powerful song of adoration, How Great Is Our God (CCLI #4348399). This worship resource would also be suitable for the last Sunday of the Christian year, Christ the King Sunday, also known as The Reign of Christ.

Transfiguration Meditation by Steve Garnaas Holmes
A wonderful line by line reflection on the Transfiguration text. Helpful as a sermon starter, for personal devotion, or prayer during worship. It would be very easy to turn this meditation into a worship liturgy or a reading for multiple voices.

Terrifying Transfiguration by Steve Garnaas Holmes
A thought-provoking reflection on the Transfiguration which could be used as a creative call to worship or sermon starter.

Transfogurationby Steve Garnaas Holmes
Yes, that’s spelled correctly. A reflection on knowing and unknowing.

What Did You See on the Mountain by Jim Harnish
Great sermon starter and discussion questions

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