Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for Transfiguration Sunday.
This Sunday is the last Sunday of the church season of Epiphany, before beginning our Lenten journey starting this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday. Today we reflect on Jesus’ revelation in glory to three of his disciples on the mountain top.
St. George’s families, this week in our Sunday email we have a Family Page and some colouring and activity pages for parents and children to use to help them engage with the theme of the God revealing through Jesus glimpses of God’s heavenly kingdom.
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Jesus appeared in dazzling bright white garments in our reading today so I recommend, “Shine, Jesus, Shine” as an opening hymn.
The reading for this Sunday is Mark 9:2-9:
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.1
Prayers and Message
And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Prayers and Message:
For our more traditional hymn, I will suggest another hymn that focuses on the importance of looking to God in Jesus, “Be Thou My Vision.”
And for our contemporary Christian song, I am staying with our theme by choosing “Open The Eyes of My Heart.”
I wish you all a blessed and safe Sunday.
Thank you for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
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- Scripture quotation is from the 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 worldwide.