Since at St Francis we typically observe the Transfiguration feast day in August, I opted for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany readings (for those of you who are more lectionarily-oriented); you can read them here. As we finish our journey through the psalms over Epiphany, I hope you find out for yourself that God’s salvation in Christ Jesus shows up right on time.
Congratulations to Rowan Bolash (Buddy and D.J.’s grandson) who was baptized today! We continue our journey through the Psalms; the lectionary readings may be found here. May you grow daily in a firm trust in the only God who can save and protect us thoroughly from any evil.
With 3 feet of the snow on the ground, Holy Communion was not an option this morning. So here is a short service of Morning Prayer with Sermon and a little bit of music. Many thanks to my wife, Kelly, for her assistance with the readings. I used the Eucharistic readings which can be found here. (Please excuse my flub during the last hymn when I had sudden dry eye and everything went blurry while I was singing.) May you find the prospect of God speaking to you in nature and Scripture so exciting that you are energized on your spiritual journey.
Baptism of our Lord, and baptism of Aubrey Pauline McCorkle – what a wonderful bit of warmth and brightness on a chilly, rainy Sunday! Lectionary readings can be found here. May our glorious, omnipotent Lord open your hearts to his saving purposes.