Festival of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 11, 2018
We'll get started at 8:00 AM

For more than 500 years, the Church has celebrated the Sunday known as the Festival of the Transfiguration. Luther’s pastor, Johannes Bugenhagen, and Veit Deitrich began the practice of celebrating Transfiguration between Epiphany and Lent. The word “transfiguration” simply means “a change in appearance.” It refers to the account in the Gospel for the day when Jesus shined forth in all his heavenly glory as the Son of God.

Jesus gave his disciples a glimpse of his glory because the cross was coming. Jesus left that mountain and headed to Jerusalem where he would suffer, die, and rise again for all mankind. This morning’s glimpse of glory teaches us that Jesus didn’t endure the cross because he was forced to. He endured the cross because he chose to!

Transfiguration Sunday ends the season of Epiphany. When we next meet it will be the season of Lent, a time of reflection on our Savior’s suffering. So on this day, we say our last Alleluias until the Day of Resurrection and join in Peter’s cry, “It’s good that we are here!”

Don't forget to bring in last year's palm branches.

Sunday activities:
8:00am Early Service
9:15am Bible class and Sunday School
10:30am Late Service
11:45am FaithBuilders