This weekend is our final Sunday before the beginning of Lent. For those of you who are not as excited about the liturgical calendar as I am, that means that we will be celebrating Transfiguration Sunday.

Remember that story?

Jesus takes a few of his closest disciples up onto the mountaintop. A cloud covers him and suddenly he is resplendent in bright white and conversing with Moses and Elijah – the two greatest prophets of Israel.

So yes, Jesus really did transfigure before Star Wars made it cool.

But the disciples, Simon Peter in particular, do what they do best – they misunderstand what is happening entirely. They assume that all have come to stay in this special state. Then they try to put God in a box, which is never, ever a good idea.

What happens next?

Well, you’ll have to tune in or come join us in worship to find out!

Also up this week is Ash Wednesday and we want to ensure that everyone who wants ashes is able to get them. So please remember that we will have them ready for pick up on (1) Sunday morning after worship, (2) on Wednesday at curbside from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and (3) that we are willing to bring them to you if you just let us know you need them.

Be sure to keep an eye out for next week’s article as we discuss what it means to be seeking #loveforlent together.

And have a very Happy Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras in the meantime!

Blessings, Pastor Janie

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