Transfiguration of our Lord Sunday Jesus’ three closest friends hear the words from heaven naming him God’s Beloved. As believers, Paul writes, we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts to give us that vision. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 Preaching: Pr. Steve Knudson Message: “Shining The Light of Christ” Synopsis: When a pandemic and then a derecho disrupt all the normal ways of doing church, and the calendar is stripped of so many activities, what is left? What does it mean to be church? On this transfiguration Sunday, we see that to be church first is not about what we do, not about our effectiveness, or about our ministries, but first it is about God's redemptive purpose in Jesus. As a church we point not to ourselves but we point to God's redemptive purposes in Christ. Perhaps the disruptions of the year clear a space tor us to see what is most essential: the mission of God to restore creation, the Gospel of Jesus that restores our lives, the Spirit of God that gathers us into a community of faith, not to point to ourselves, but that in all we do, all that we are, we are the means, the instrument by which God shines a light of his redemptive purpose into the world.
This Week in Sunday Morning Learning
Our Annual members meeting will convene online this Sunday at 1 p.m. We will be walking the the 2020 financials,and approving the 2021 budget. We will also be confirming nominations to the Congregational Council and Audit Committee. You can learn more about the members up for nominations here.