Transfiguration of Our Lord
10 February 2019
Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His Glory
And Jesus was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. (St. Matthew 17.2-3)
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 Mrs. Norma Bucy in memory of Marvin Bucy.
Adult Bible Class meets at 9am in the Parish Center. This week the class studied Hebrews 10.19-25. Next week we move to Hebrews 10.26-39, “The Best Investment.” The inspired author of Hebrews teaches the congregation about the penalty for deliberately rejecting God’s Son, and the reward for its ongoing participation in the Divine Service.
Tuesday Night Theology is on Tuesday at 7pm. Our society has blurred the definitions of man and woman far from God’s intention. As Christians living in an increasingly hostile world, it is important that we know how to give a faithful answer to those who may ask us to confess (1 Peter 3.15-16). Come and join us as we learn from God’s Word who God has made us to be as men and women in Christ.
Board of Property and Grounds will meet Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm.
Prepare for Next Sunday, Septuagesima
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.