About W. Zachary Taylor

W. Zachary Taylor is the founder and lead curator of worshipcurrent.com, worship leader, songwriter, producer, organist, and consultant in his twenty-fifth year of worship music ministry. He loves challenging worship music professionals to design deeply meaningful worship experiences, healing broken ministries, pushing boundaries, and helping others. He can typically be found somewhere in Minneapolis - usually in a studio, church, or office of some kind. Zachary currently serves as Worship & Music Director at Atonement Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN and Alternative Worship Music Minister at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, MN.

Transfiguration c – February 7, 2016


Scripture for the Day:

 Exodus 34:29-35
 Psalm 99
 2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2
 Luke 9:28-36, 37-43

Liturgical Color:

 1st Reading

Exodus 34:29-35 (NRSV)

Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke with them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face; 34 but whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Psalm 99 (NRSV)

The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble!
    He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion;
    he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name.
    Holy is he!
Mighty King, lover of justice,
    you have established equity;
you have executed justice
    and righteousness in Jacob.
Extol the Lord our God;
    worship at his footstool.
    Holy is he!

Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
    Samuel also was among those who called on his name.
    They cried to the Lord, and he answered them.
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
    they kept his decrees,
    and the statutes that he gave them.

O Lord our God, you answered them;
    you were a forgiving God to them,
    but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Extol the Lord our God,
    and worship at his holy mountain;
    for the Lord our God is holy.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2nd Reading

2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2 (NRSV)

Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, 13 not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside. 14 But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set aside. 15 Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds; 16 but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.

Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Luke 9:28-36, 37-43 (NRSV)

Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” 36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.

37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child. 39 Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him. 40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” 41 Jesus answered, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.” 42 While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.43 And all were astounded at the greatness of God.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Song Suggestions for the Day:

 GOD YOU REIGN (YOU ARE HOLY)  Brandon Collins \ Jennie Lee Riddle \ Richie Fike \ Travis Ryan | 2014 | CCLI Song #7013121

 RADIANCE  Gary Durbin | 2009 | CCLI Song #5661628

 ALL PRAISE TO YOU  David Leonard \ Leslie Jordan | 2010 | CCLI Song #6092296

 WORTHY OF AFFECTION  Shane Barnard \ Shane Everett | 2009 | CCLI Song #5627772

 CAME TO MY RESCUE  Dylan Thomas \ Joel Davies \ Marty Sampson | 2005 | CCLI Song #4705190

 HOLY  Jason Ingram \ Jonas Myrin \ Matt Redman | 2011 | CCLI Song #6016306

 ENDLESS LIGHT  Dean Ussher \ Karl Cashwell | 2011 | CCLI Song #6177300

 REVEALED  Tara Ward \ Nathanael Washam | 2012 | A worshipcurrent Featured Song

 JESUS MESSIAH  Chris Tomlin \ Daniel Carson \ Ed Cash \ Jesse Reeves | 2008 | CCLI Song #5183443

 REIGN IN US  Ben Glover \ Jon Neufeld \ Tim Neufeld | 2008 | CCLI Song #5207587

 GREAT ARE YOU LORD  David Leonard \ Jason Ingram \ Leslie Jordan | 2012 | CCLI Song #6460220

 GOD YOU REIGN  Lincoln Brewster \ Mia Fieldes | 2008 | CCLI Song #5200838

 TASTE AND SEE  Colin Edge \ David Binion \ Joshua Dufrene \ Nicole Binion | 2012 | CCLI Song #6284688

 HOPE OF THE WORLD  Jason Ingram \ Matt Bronleewe \ Reuben Morgan | 2011 | CCLI Song #6177386

 DELIVERER  Sarah MacIntosh \ Vicky Beeching | 2010 | CCLI Song #5657498

 TRANSFIGURATION  Aodhan King \ Brooke Ligertwood \ Scott Ligertwood \ Taya Smith | 2015 | CCLI Song #7047252

 YOU ARE THE LIGHT  Ed Cash \ Josh Blakesley | 2010, 2012 | CCLI Song #6238098

 GLORY OF GOD  Jared Anderson | 2009 | CCLI Song #5502718

 THE GREATNESS OF OUR GOD  Jason Ingram \ Reuben Morgan \ Stuart David Garrard | 2010 | CCLI Song #5660739

 HOLY IS THE LORD  Chris Tomlin \ Louie Giglio | 2003 | CCLI Song #4158039

 SHOW ME YOUR GLORY  Kathy Frizzell \ Kim Walker-Smith \ Nate Ward II | 2010 | CCLI Song #5875184

 SHOW US CHRIST  Bob Kauflin \ Doug Plank | 2011 | CCLI Song #6169253

 ONE AND ONLY  Rend Collective | 2015 | CCLI Song #7047085

 REMEMBRANCE (THE COMMUNION SONG) Matt Maher \ Matt Redman | 2009 | CCLI Song #5484616

 RAIN ON ME  Cooper Ray \ Tom Booth | 2009 | CCLI Song #5768198

 YOU REVIVE ME  Audrey Assad \ Chris Tomlin \ Matt Maher | 2012 | CCLI Song #6223601

 I WILL FOLLOW  Chris Tomlin \ Jason Ingram \ Reuben Morgan | 2010 | CCLI Song #5806878

    This week’s worshipcurrent pick for Holy Communion/Eucharist
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Hymn Suggestions for the Day:

 HERE O MY LORD I SEE YOU FACE TO FACE  Edward Dearle \ Horatius Bonar | Public Domain | CCLI Song #136265 | Hymnary

 CHRIST WHOSE GLORY FILLS THE SKIES  Charles Wesley | Public Domain | CCLI Song #808919 | Hymnary

 WHEN MORNING GILDS THE SKIES Edward Caswall | Public Domain | CCLI Song #69033 | Hymnary

 SHINE JESUS SHINE  Graham Kendrick | 1978 Make Way Music | CCLI Song #30426 | Hymnary

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