The Transfiguration of our Lord

February 22, 2009


O Father, with th'eternal Son

And Holy Spirit ever one,

We pray you, bring us by your grace

To see your glory face to face.

(CW 96:5)

The Transfiguration of our Lord

February 22, 2009

Focus: Jesus' true glory saves us for heavenly glory

Order of Worship: Gathering Rite for Holy Baptism

Hymns: 97, 387, 95

God's Word

First Lesson: 2 Kings 2:1-12a

After a difficult life of serving his Savior, the Prophet Elijah was taken to heaven. We too faithfully serve our Lord until he brings us to the glory of our heavenly home.

Psalm 148, p. 121

Praise our glorious Lord!

Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Boldly proclaim the glory of our Lord that the Holy Spirit has shown to you through the Word of truth.

Gospel: Mark 9:2-9

Transfigured means that Jesus' appearance changed. A glimpse of his divine glory shines through. But soon he hides it all and humbles himself even to death on the cross. For the glorious work he came to do was to cover himself in our shame, carry our sins, and die our death. He did that work perfectly, as proved when his divine glory again shines out on Easter. So we too glory in his cross, for only the cross brings us heavenly glory.

2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

How Different the Glory that Frees Us!

  1. The spectacular glory condemns us
    1. Why can't the glory of the Law free us?
    2. What kind of thinking imprisons us?
  2. The hidden glory saves us
    1. What saving news does the hidden glory reveal to us?
    2. How do we come to know this hidden glory?
  3. The hidden glory transforms us
    1. Although our lives may remain difficult, what transformation does the hidden glory keep on working in us?

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of February 22, 2009

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • 6:00pm Lenten Supper
    • 7:00pm Ash Wednesday Worship, Communion
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Revelation
    • 10:30am Worship & Communion

News & Notes

Baptism: Today we welcome Haylee Lou Flaten into God's family as she is reborn through the water and word of Baptism. She is the daughter of Justin and Carrie Flaten. Witnesses are Mike & Christine Zaban, Jason Flaten, and Jackie Flaten. May the Holy Spirit continue to nurture Haylee in the faith he created in her today.

Lent: The theme for the midweek Lenten services is “Father, Forgive Them!” Come, see the forgiveness Jesus has purchased for us despite the many ways we have sinned against him. What life-giving news to hear that you are forgiven through Jesus' suffering and death.

This year Pastor Donald Main from St. Paul's, Morris, and Pastor Eugene Andrus from Mt. Olive, Graceville, & Trinity, Johnson, and Pastor Bitter will be preaching in the midweek Lenten rotation. The schedule is on the back of this sheet.

Choir: There is no choir this week. However, choir will usually meet on Wednesday nights after the midweek Lenten service. All are welcome to come and sing.

February ushers: Barry Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Jeff Flaten, Ryan Flaten, Dick Lubenow, Eric Zeltwanger

February cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson; Chuck & Lisa Nelson

Greeter Mar 1: Clarence & Doris Lanus


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313