This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday, Valentine's Day, and the Family Day Weekend! Transfiguration Sunday is a hinge between the Season of Epiphany and the Season of Lent, which begins Feb. 17 on Ash Wednesday. We remember how the glory of our Lord is revealed and shines forth. And we remember that what is revealed is that this glory is the glory of love; what shines is the light of love. Our Lord reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords, with a cross as his throne, and a crown of thorns his diadem. This focus on love fits wonderfully well, of course, with the themes of Valentine’s Day and Family Day Weekend. We’re blessed to have Deacon Bob with us to share this Good News via the Gospel and his sermon, which focusses on pilgrimage, and includes spectacular photos of Bob on mountains in the Mount Mummery Group(!) in B.C. We’re blessed to have our Virtual Choir lead us in our congregational Hymns. We’re blessed to have John M. on video to lead us in our First Reading. We’re blessed to have Doreen lead us in the Prayers of the People, including a Prayer for Families from Catholic Relief Services; a Transfiguration Sunday Litany from the Uniting Church in Australia; and a Prayer in Response to COVID-19 from the Church of England. And we’re blessed to share Spiritual Communion together, in which we feed on our Lord by faith with thanksgiving to the One who in love shares his life with us. Then, our Liturgy ends, and the service begins, as we go forth to united in our mission to share the Good News of God’s limitless love, in word and deed.
Today’s Service of Holy Eucharist will be livestreamed on our main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulscalgary) at 9:30 am. Following the service, the video will be posted on our YouTube Channel, and a link to the service will be added here. Please download the Order of Service if you would like to follow along.
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