Sunday, 27 February 2022 – Last Sunday after the Epiphany

A pen & ink sketch of Jesus, transfigured by God's glory on Mount Tabor.

This Sunday service is on-line only. We resume in-person services on Ash Wednesday (March 2nd at 10 am), and next Sunday (March 6th). Worshippers wanting to attend in person are asked to call the office and pre-register. The 10 o’clock service will continue to be live-streamed.

Coptic Icon of the Transfiguration
Coptic Icon of the Transfiguration

You can join in our Sunday service, live or later, via YouTube! The stream will begin there at about 9:45, with a welcome and some prelude music. The service itself will begin at 10 am. As always, you’ll be able to use the same link to watch the service later, if you can’t join in live.

To join in the responses and to sing along with the hymn of the day, you’ll want to keep the order of service handy!

This Sunday is the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. (Ash Wednesday is this coming week, and so Lent begins.)

Each year on this Last Sunday after the Epiphany, we hear a gospel passage describing the Transfiguration of Our Lord–the time on the top of Mount Tabor when Jesus’s face changes its appearance, his clothes are suddenly dazzling white, and a couple of disciples see Jesus speaking with Moses and Elijah. This year we hear the story as Luke relates it. (Luke 9.28-36). Paired with it this week is the story from the book of Exodus about how Moses’s face shines after he comes into God’s presence on Mount Sinai (Exodus 34.29-35).

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this week’s reading:

Witnesses to the glory of God in the face of Jesus reflect that glory in the world. It was true for Moses. It was doubtless true for Peter, James, and John. We pray that it will be true of all of us who see God’s glory in the word and in the supper and who are being “transformed into the same image” by God’s Spirit.