It is a striking scene. Jesus on the mountain with Elijah and Moses. In the linear thinking of our European Enlightenment mindset this story is indeed strange. Foreign. Not so much, though, to the Indigenous cultures we dismissed for their backwards ways as we drove them off their lands. Not so for the ancients who understood the wisdom of the ages is available for counsel.
Amidst the wonder of this mountaintop scene is an invitation for us to remember that we too have access to the wisdom of “all the law and the prophets.” They are here. Now. Available to us in these scriptures and in this Way of discipleship. As is the presence of this one about whom the clouds proclaim “This is my Son, the Beloved, listen to him!
As we encounter Holy Wisdom in this Transfiguration Sunday and its invitation to the self-reflection and renewal of Lent, may our eyes be opened to the Holy all around us. May we listen and learn of what makes for life. Enter into worship.
You can watch all of this Sunday's worship service in a series of linked videos, one after the other, by clicking this link. Just press the button that says "PLAY ALL" and lean in to worship. You can also just click on the graphic to the left.
If you have prayers you would like to share, please do so here. These will be shared by email to our St Andrew prayer list so that we pray for what you hold by name. This information is not shared online in a searchable form.
Amidst this time apart, we continue to keep our financial commitments to our mission partners and staff. Thank you for remembering to send in your financial pledges and offerings.