This Sunday, February 11, our worship service will include Holy Communion, beautiful music and a sermon that draws from an important time when disciples of Jesus lives were changed and their faith deepened.
The last Sunday before Ash Wednesday is designated for recognizing the transfiguration of Jesus. At the transfiguration, the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ was unveiled to Peter, James, and John. We see a clearer representation of Jesus’ identity as fully human, fully divine. As with the journey from the mountaintop to the valley, we prepare for the journey from the glory of God to the cruelty of the cross.
Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon, Open Door based on the Scripture reading Mark 9:29.
The mountaintop experience recorded in Mark is part of the changing lives and unfolding faith of the disciples. We too have our “mountaintops.” Change is also in the air for us. And like the disciples, we too may hedge and dodge. It’s an all-too-human response when fear prowls about. A friend once wrote me that the result of fear is feeling like you are locked in a room with an open door.
Following the service we welcome all to join us in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for light refreshments and fellowship.