Transfiguration of Our Lord
24 January 2021
Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His Glory
The Lord appeared to Moses in the light of the burning bush (Exodus 3.1–14). Later Moses’ face would shine with the light of God’s glory when he came down from Mount Sinai (Exodus 34.29–35). At the Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared with the One who is the Light of Light Himself (St. Matthew 17.1–9). Jesus’ glory as God shines with brilliant splendor in and through His human nature. By this epiphany, our Lord confirmed the prophetic word (2 Peter 1.16–21), revealing that He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. He manifested His majesty as the eternal Son of the Father, and He wonderfully foreshowed our adoption as sons (Collect). We who have been baptized into Christ’s body are given a glimpse of the glory that we will share with Him in the resurrection on the Last Day.
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Jim Stewart in memory of Polly Braunschweiger and Kirsten Stewart.
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Join us at 9am each Sunday. Adult Bible Class is studying the Gospel according to St. Luke, currently studying St. Luke 3.1-20, the Ministry of John the Baptist. The high school class is studying the differences between Lutheran theology and other denominations with Vicar in the library.
YPI Planning Meeting will be today following Divine Service. We will discuss this summer’s Higher Things trip and the Italian Dinner.
YPI Movie Night will be Saturday, February 6 at 5pm. We will watch the first season of “The Chosen,” a series about Christ and the disciples. Please bring a snack to share.
Coffee Break Bible Study has resumed on Wednesday mornings, with Matins at 8:30am and the study following at 9am. The fall 2020 studies in 1 Samuel, beginning with David slaying Goliath (1 Sam 17) can be found archived on our YouTube channel.
Purification of the BVM and Presentation of Our Lord will be celebrated with Divine Service on Tuesday, February 2 at 7pm.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Exodus 17.1–7; 1 Corinthians 9.24—10.5; St. Matthew 20.1–16
Hymns: 724 – 555 – TLH 267 – 566 – 640
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Matthew 21.10-46; Genesis 47.1-31
[T] St. Matthew 23.1-39; Genesis 48.1-22
[W] St. Mark 1.16-45; Exodus 1.1-22
[Th] St. Mark 2.1-28; Exodus 2.1-25
[F] St. Mark 3.1-35; Exodus 3.1-22
[S] St. Mark 5.1-20; Exodus 4.1-31
Hymn of the Day or Month O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (395)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.