The Transfiguration is upon us in our Christian calendar. It straddles boundaries between the season of light understood as God’s revelation to the Gentiles (Epiphany) before entering into the depth of Lent. But the caution is offered that Lent should not be thought of as a season of “darkness” contrasting with the season of light.
The Transfiguration gives us a powerful image of God’s brilliant radiating light and love to hold onto especially in our northern climate of Vermont where dark clouds hover spitting snow with perhaps a note of sinister glee? At this time of year when winter’s icy grip has held us far too long, it can seem like the warmth of light does not penetrate through to embrace us in sufficient measure. Speaking temporally this may be true for many of us. But spiritually speaking we can cling to the light of Christ no matter what season or weather.
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A congregation gathers on a Sunday morning. There has been a lot of preparation. The altar has been set, bulletins have been printed, the heat turned up. The choir has practiced, the children have been at Sunday School. The words of Scripture, the hymns, the sermon, the prayers have challenged and inspired. All have come to the altar rail for Christ's body and blood. The fellowship of coffee hour awaits. The Church, St. Paul said, is the body of Christ and each a member. It's true! Never perfect, filled with all sorts and characters. And yet, a beautiful living organism of God's grace.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:00 PM Choir practice
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:15 PM Evening Prayer
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 PM Eucharist & Bible Discussion
Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 AM Morning Prayer
Friday, March 14, 2014 6:00 PM Fellowship Fridays @ Rectory
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