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Transfiguration
 

March 3, 2019

                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                      
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.
    33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord. (Exodus 34:29-35)
 

Why Hide Glory?

 
          When I was in high school, I heard a story about MLS, the school I was attending.  According to the story, there was a man who faithfully attended one of our churches in Saginaw.  His last name was Fox.  He was clearly very poor.  One winter day, one of the teachers at MLS was driving somewhere and he saw Mr. Fox walking in his thin coat, and so that teacher stopped and gave him a lift. As they were riding along, they passed the campus of the high school and a house nearby that was for sale.  Mr. Fox asked the teacher if he should buy that house for MLS so they could use it as a teacherage.  The teacher laughed and said that the school didn’t really need it.  Well, not long after that, Mr. Fox died.  And it turned out that he was a very wealthy man and he left a considerable amount of money to MLS.  And he would have bought that house for the school, if that teacher had not laughed the whole thing off.
          My point this morning is not the loss of the house, but rather the way that Mr. Fox chose to live his life.  Even if some of the details of that story were corrupted before I heard them, I’m pretty sure there really was a Mr. Fox, he really was wealthy and he really did live as though he wasn’t.  Why would a man choose to live that way?  Personally, I can’t imagine walking around in Saginaw in the winter if I could afford to buy a car. But it goes beyond personal comfort.  Why would a person choose to let people dismiss them as a poor, unsuccessful nobody when they really had more money than most of us do?  I never met Mr. Fox, so I can’t tell you.  But it seems strange that someone would hide something that would give them that kind of respect – that kind of glory.  That’s the connection to our Old Testament lesson for today.  Moses hides glory.  Why does he do that? Why hide glory?
 

I.

          Now, the glory that Moses hid is a little unusual.  The people were at Mt. Sinai. God himself had descended on the mountain in a cloud of fire and smoke.  He summoned Moses to come up and speak with him.  We all know that God gave him the Ten Commandments carved on two tablets of stone.  But did you realize that the people camped there before the mountain for almost a year?  Moses would sometimes be gone for weeks at a time.  In fact, the first time he went up the mountain, he was gone so long that the people made an idol, the golden calf, to explain all that was happening.  When Moses saw that, he got so mad that he threw down those two stone tablets that God himself had given him and they shattered.  Moses had to make two new tablets and take them back up to God to get the commandments again. 
          Moses was bringing that second set of tablets down the mountain in the beginning of our text and his face was radiant.  The glory that Moses hid was not a great reputation.  It wasn’t the kind of glory that comes from being a war hero or a great athlete or a successful businessman.  Moses’ glory was an actual physical light that shone from his face.
          Moses didn’t even know it was there.   But how did the people respond?  They were afraid to come near him. Even his brother Aaron, the first high priest, was afraid to come near him.  Moses had to call them and tell that it was OK before they would approach him.  To make them less uneasy, Moses put on a veil that hid the glory.  And this wasn’t a one time thing.  Whenever Moses spoke to God, he took off the veil. But when he came out to speak to the people, they would see that his face was radiant again. After telling them what God had said, he would put the veil back on, so that they didn’t have to see it.
          Why did his face shine like this?  Because he had been speaking with God.  So does that mean that God’s glory naturally “rubs off” on people who see it?  Not really.  At least, no passage of the Bible says that.  Rather, this was something God did on purpose. Notice, when Moses was giving the people the messages that God had given him, he made them look at the glory in his face.  He only put on the veil when the announcement was done.  So when they were socializing, when he got together with the people for meetings or meals, he hid the glory.  But when he gave them the word of the Lord, he showed that glory so that they could see without question where his message came from.
          What was his message?  The law.  At Mt. Sinai, God established the rules that would govern his Old Testament people for the next 1500 years.  That’s why in our epistle lesson for today, St. Paul connects the radiance from Moses’ face with the Old Covenant, the Mt. Sinai rules, a covenant that was temporary and fading away.  He points us to a greater glory, a glory that we see in our gospel lesson for today, the glory of Christ, the glory of God’s love in saving us.  But did you notice that Peter, James and John had the same reaction to Jesus’ glory that Aaron and the people of Israel had to Moses’ glory?  They were afraid.  The glory of the Lord struck fear into their hearts.  Why?  Because they were all sinners.  And you know what?  We would react the same way.  I think it’s easy for us to read these stories and imagine ourselves doing better than Aaron or Peter did.  And maybe we wouldn’t have suggested to Jesus that we camp out on the mountain with Moses and Elijah because it was just so cool to have that foretaste of heaven.  But we would probably do and say something equally as dumb, because that’s what fear does to us, right?  It makes us run away.  It makes us say and do stupid things.  It paralyzes us.
          And fear is the natural reaction of a sinner to the holy God who can and will judge all the earth.  When Jesus comes back, he says that the nations of the earth will mourn.  The world will be terrified because he will come in all his glory to judge the living and the dead.  And even before Jesus actually announces what each person’s verdict we’ll be, they will know. At the moment that they see Jesus they will know in their hearts that they’re guilty.  Even we will know that. But the difference for us will be that we will also know what Jesus did to take away that fear.  We will know that he paid for our sins.
          But to do that, he had to come to us.  Moses put on the veil out of consideration for the weakness and fear of his people.  He put on the veil so that children wouldn’t cry when they saw him and people wouldn’t drop and break whatever they were carrying or say dumb things because their brains were addled with fear.  It was the only way that he could still approach his people.  And God did the same thing for us.  Jesus is the true Son of God. At his Transfiguration, he revealed his glory.  Luke says, “The appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.”  My friends, that’s Jesus’ natural appearance.  He doesn’t reflect glory temporarily like Moses did.  He constantly shines with the glory of God.
          But that’s not how he appeared in Bethlehem.  The angels had to tell the shepherds that that baby in the manger was more than just a human child.  As Jesus grew up, as he spent three years preaching and teaching, he hid his glory most of the time. He did that so that he could draw near to us.  You see, our problem is that we are sinners.  Our sin corrupts all that we are.  We are born that way and we’ll die that way.  And we show it, over and over again.  Every time we’re too selfish to get up and help a family member with some unpleasant task, every time we put ourselves ahead of our spouse or our children or our parents, we show that in our hearts, we love ourselves first of all.  We’re idol worshippers and sinners and we deserve God’s punishment in hell forever.  No one like that could ever approach God.  No one like that could ever get past their terror of his glory.  Certainly, no one like that could ever do enough good to balance the scales or to so thoroughly change that we deserve a second chance.  If God came to us in all his glory, we’d fall all over ourselves in terror.
          So Jesus put on a veil. He covered himself with human flesh.  Then he humbled himself to be born in stable and live in a sinful world as if he were one more broken and limited sinner.  He did all that so that he could stand in our place and pay for our sin on the cross, and then rise to tell us we are forgiven.  He did that so that when we see him, we won’t be terrified.  When we die or he returns – whichever comes first – he’s going to strip away our sinful nature and all that will be left is the new and holy believer that he gave us when we were baptized.  Rather than fear, we will rejoice to be in his presence.  That joy will last forever.  So why hide glory?  So God can draw near to us.
 

II.

          Our fear finally disappears only in heaven.  For now, we’re stuck down here in this broken world.  Just how real that is was illustrated to me last week while I was on vacation for a couple of days.  My phone started blowing up with texts.  One of our elderly members broke her pelvis and went to the hospital.  One of our snowbirds had emergency surgery down in Florida and for a day or two, it looked like she wasn’t going to make it.  A member in her 20’s had a medical emergency and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Another one had to make plans for surgery.  That was only the medical stuff.  It was kind of a lot for one week, but it illustrates the reality of life here.  Pain and hardship come because sin rules here, the same sin that makes us terrified of God’s presence.
          Jesus conquered that sin.  We will be set free from all it does to us.  But we’re not there yet.  Neither were the people that Moses led.  They were still on the way to the Promised Land.  But even reaching the Promised Land was not the sum total of what God was doing for them. He didn’t choose them only for this life.  God always planned for heaven and for the resurrection and for the new heavens and the new earth.  Moses’ job was minister to God’s people as they stumbled through this life, so that God could keep their faith alive.
          God hid his glory in the ministry of Moses.  God hid his glory in sacrifices and purity laws and a priesthood which all foreshadowed the coming of Christ who would take away the people’s sins.  God hid his glory in the New Testament ministry that Jesus himself established and in the word and sacraments he gave us to create and sustain faith.  God continues to hide his glory in the community of believers that he has assembled here at Peace and in the Holy Christian Church, which is all believers on this earth and even in heaven.  For us down here, that glory is impossible to see.  When people we love are sick and dying, when God allows challenges to shake our lives, when all the fears of life strike us, we can’t see the glory that God has promised us. 
          But all those things are the result of sin and what it does to this world.  Jesus conquered sin when he died and rose.  Jesus conquered the sin in our hearts when he reached out to us through the gospel and gave us faith.  Jesus promises to sustain our faith by that gospel every day that we are challenged here.  And he promises that when the time is right, he will take us home to heaven. Already there, all pain and sorrow will be over.  We will live with him in glory.  Then he will return.  He will make this world new.  He will end all sin and all sorrow and all hurt.  Death itself will die.  And we will live in God’s presence, in the glory that belongs to the children of our heavenly Father, forever.  But for us to reach that glory, Jesus has to hide himself in that word and sacrament and in the church and her ministry, so that we come to faith and so that our faith lives on.  He loves us enough to hide it.  Why hide glory? So God can give us true glory.
          There could be any number of reasons why Mr. Fox hid his wealth and didn’t adopt the kind of lifestyle that people in our society would envy and talk about.  Maybe he was just to humble of a Christian to be comfortable with that.  Whatever his reasons were, the Son of God hid his glory because he loves us.  Trust in his love and live forever.  Amen.

 
Previous Sermons:

March 3, 2019 ~ Transfiguration

February 17, 2019 ~ Epiphany 6

February 10, 2019 ~ Epiphany 5

February 3, 2019 ~ Epiphany 4

January 27, 2019 ~ Epiphany 3

January 20, 2019 ~ Epiphany 2

January 6, 2019 ~ Epiphany Festival

 
2018
 
December 31, 2018 ~ New Years Eve

December 30, 2018 ~ Christmas 1

December 25, 2018 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2018 ~ Christmas Eve


December 16, 2018 ~ Advent 3

December 9, 2018 ~ Advent 2


December 5, 2018 ~ Midweek Advent 1


December 2, 2018 ~ Advent 1

November 25, 2018 ~ Christ the King

November 21, 2018 ~ Thanksgiving

November 18, 2018 ~ Saints Triumphant

November 11, 2018 ~ Last Judgment

October 28, 2018 ~ Pentecost 23

October 21, 2018 ~ Mission and Ministry Sunday

October 14, 2018 ~ Pentecost 21

October 7, 2018 ~ Pentecost 20

September 16, 2018 ~ Pentecost 17

September 9, 2018 ~ Pentecost 16

September 2, 2018 ~ Pentecost 15

August 26, 2018 ~ Pentecost 14

August 19, 2018 ~ Pentecost 13

August 5, 2018 ~ Pentecost 11

July 29, 2018 ~ Pentecost 10

June 24, 2018 ~ Pentecost 5

June 17, 2018 ~ Pentacost 4

June 10, 2018 ~ Pentecost 3

June 3, 2018 ~ Pentecost 2 / Peace Graduation

May 27, 2018 ~ Holy Trinity

May 26, 2018 ~ MLS Graduation

May 20, 2018 ~ Pentecost Festival

May 13, 2018 ~ Easter 7

May 10, 2018 ~ Ascension

May 7, 2018 ~ Confirmation

April 29, 2018 ~ Easter 5

April 15, 2018 ~ Easter 3

April 8, 2018 ~ Easter 2

April 1, 2018 ~ Easter Festival

March 30, 2018 ~ Good Friday

March 29, 2018 ~ Maundy Thursday

March 25, 2018 ~ Palm Sunday

March 18, 2018 ~ Lent 5

March 11, 2018 ~ Lent 4

February 25, 2018 ~ Lent 2

February 18, 2018 ~ Lent 1

February 4, 2018 ~ Circuit Pastor Exchange

January 21, 2018 ~ Epiphany 3

January 14, 2018 ~ Baptism of the Lord

January 7, 2018 ~ Epiphany Festival

 
2017

December 31, 2017 ~ Christmas 1

December 25, 2017 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2017 ~ Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017 ~ Advent 4

December 10, 2017 ~ Advent 2

December 3, 2017 ~ Advent 1

November 29, 2017 ~ Midweek Advent 1

November 26, 2017 ~ Christ the King

November 22, 2017 ~ Thanksgiving

November 19, 2017 ~ Saints Triumphant

November 12, 2017 ~ Last Judgment

November 5, 2017 ~ All Saints Day

October 29, 2017 ~ Reformation

October 22, 2017 ~ Pentecost 20

October 15, 2017 ~ Pentecost 19

October 8, 2017 ~ Pentecost 18

October 1, 2017 ~ Pentecost 17

September 24, 2017 ~ Pentecost 16

September 17, 2017 ~ Pentecost 15

September 10, 2017 ~ Pentecost 14

September 3, 2017 ~ Pentecost 13

August 13, 2017 ~ Pentecost 10

August 6, 2017 ~ Pentecost 9

July 30, 2017 ~ Pentecost 8

July 23, 2017 ~ Pentecost 7

July 16, 2017 ~ Pentecost 6

July 9, 2017 ~ Pentecost 4

July 2, 2017 ~ The Nation

June 25, 2017 ~ Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

June 18, 2017 ~ Pentecost 2

June 11, 2017 ~ Holy Trinity

June 4, 2017 ~ Pentecost Festival

May 28, 2017 ~ Easter 7

May 25, 2017 ~ Ascension

May 21, 2017 ~ Easter 6

May 14, 2017 ~ Easter 5

May 7, 2017 ~ Easter 4 / Confirmation

April 23, 2017 ~ Easter 2

April 16, 2017 ~ Easter Festival

April 9, 2017 ~ Palm Sunday

April 2, 2017 ~ Lent 5

March 26, 2017 ~ Lent 4

March 19, 2017 ~ Feast of St. Joseph

March 12, 2017 ~ Lent 2

March 5, 2017 ~ Lent 1

February 26, 2017 ~ Transfiguration

February 19, 2017 ~ Epiphany 6

February 12, 2017 ~ Epiphany 5

February 5, 2017 ~ Epiphany 4

January 29, 2017 ~ Epiphany 3

January 22, 2017 ~ Epiphany 2

January 15, 2017 ~ Baptism of the Lord

January 8, 2017 ~ Epiphany Festival

January 1, 2017 ~ Name of Jesus

2016

December 25, 2016 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2016 ~ Christmas Eve

December 11, 2016 ~ Advent 3

December 4, 2016 ~ Advent 2

November 23, 2016 ~ Thanksgiving

November 20, 2016 ~ Christ the King

November 6, 2016 ~ Last Judgment

October 30, 2016 ~ Area Joint Reformation

October 30, 2016 ~ Reformation

October 23, 2016 ~ Pentecost 23

October 16, 2016 ~ Pentecost 22

October 2, 2016 ~ Pentecost 20

September 25, 2016 ~ Pentecost 19

September 18, 2016 ~ Pentecost 18

September 11, 2016 ~ Pentecost 17

August 28, 2016 ~ Christian Education Sunday

August 21, 2016 ~ Pentecost 14

August 14, 2016 ~ Pentecost 13

August 7, 2016 ~ Pentecost 12

July 31, 2016 ~ Pentecost 11

July 24, 2016 ~ Pentecost 10

July 3, 2016 ~ Pentecost 7

June 26, 2016 ~ Pentecost 6

June 5, 2016 ~ Pentecost 3

May 29, 2016 ~ Pentecost 2

May 22, 2016 ~ Holy Trinity

May 15, 2016 ~ Festival of Pentecost

May 8, 2016 ~ Easter 7

May 5, 2016 ~ Ascension


May 1, 2016 ~ Confirmation

April 24, 2016 ~ Easter 5

April 10, 2016 ~ Easter 3

April 3, 2016 ~ Easter 2

March 27, 2016 ~ Easter

March 25, 2016 ~ Good Friday

March 24, 2016 ~ Maundy Thursday

March 20, 2016 ~ Palm Sunday

March 6, 2016 ~ Lent 4

March 2, 2016 ~ Midweek 2

February 28, 2016 ~ Lent 3

February 21, 2016 ~ Lent 2

February 14, 2016 ~ Lent 1

February 10, 2016 ~ Ash Wednesday

February 7, 2016 ~ Transfiguration

January 31, 2016 ~ Epiphany 4

January 24, 2016 ~ Epiphany 3

January 17, 2016 ~ Epiphany 2

January 3, 2016 ~ Epiphany

2015

December 31, 2015 ~ New Year's Eve

December 27, 2015 ~ Christmas 1

December 25, 2015 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2015 ~ Christmas Eve

December 13, 2015 ~ Advent 3 

December 2, 2015 ~ Midweek Advent

November 29, 2015 ~ Advent 1

November 25, 2015 ~ Thanksgiving

November 22, 2015 ~ Christ the King

November 15, 2015 ~ Saints Triumphant

November 8, 2015 ~ Last Judgment

November 1, 2015 ~ All Saints

October 25, 2015 ~ Reformation

October 18, 2015 ~ St. Luke, Evangelist

October 11, 2015 ~ Pentecost 20

September 27, 2015 ~ Pentecost 18

September 13, 2015 ~ Pentecost 16

September 6, 2015 ~ Pentecost 15

August 30, 2015 ~ Pentecost 14

August 16, 2015 ~ Pentecost 12

August 7, 2015 ~ Pentecost 11

August 2, 2015 ~ Pentecost 10

July 5, 2015 ~ Pentecost 6 / Topical Sermon: Gay Marriage

June 28, 2015 ~ Pentecost 5

June 21, 2015 ~ Pentecost 4

June 14, 2015 ~ Pentecost 3

June 7, 2015 ~ Pentecost 2

May 31, 2015 ~ Holy Trinity

May 24, 2015 ~ Festival of Pentecost

May 17, 2015 ~ Easter 7

May 14, 2015 ~ Ascension

May 10, 2015 ~ Easter 6

May 3, 2015 ~ Confirmation

April 26, 2015 ~ Easter 4

April 14, 2015 ~ Spring Pastors Conference

April 12, 2015 ~ Easter 2

April 5, 2015 ~ Easter Festival

March 29, 2015 ~ Palm Sunday

March 22, 2015 ~ Lent 5

March 15, 2015 ~ Lent 4

March 8, 2015 ~ Lent 3

February 15, 2015 ~ Transfiguration

February 8, 2015 ~ Epiphany 5

February 1, 2015 ~ Epiphany 4

January 25, 2015 ~ Epiphany 3

January 18, 2015 ~ Epiphany 2

January 4, 2015 ~ Epiphany Festival

2014

December 31, 2014 ~ New Year's Eve

December 28, 2014 ~ Christmas I

December 25, 2014 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2014 ~ Christmas Eve

December 14, 2014 ~ Advent 3

December 7, 2014 ~ Advent 2

December 3, 2014 ~ Advent Midweek

November 30, 2014 ~ Advent 1

November 26, 2014 ~ Thanksgiving

November 9, 2014 ~ Last Judgment

November 2, 2014 ~ Reformation

October 24, 2014 ~ Pentecost 20

October 12, 2014 ~ Pentecost 18

October 5, 2014 ~ Pentecost 17

September 28, 2014 ~ Pentecost 16

September 21, 2014 ~ Pentecost 15

September 14, 2014 ~ Pentecost 14

August 31, 2014 ~ Pentecost 12

August 24, 2014 ~ Pentecost 11

August 17, 2014 ~ Pentecost 10

August 10, 2014 ~ Pentecost 9

August 3, 2014 ~ Pentecost 8

July 27, 2014 ~ Pentecost 7

July 6, 2014 ~ Pentecost 4

June 22, 2014 ~ Pentecost 2

June 15, 2014 ~ Holy Trinity

June 8, 2014 ~ Pentecost Festival

June 1, 2014 ~ Eaaster 7

May 29, 2014 ~ Ascension

May 25, 2014 ~ Easter 6

May 18, 2014 ~ Easter 5

May 10, 2014 ~ Easter 4

May 4, 2014 ~ Confirmation

April 27, 2014 ~ Stewardship

April 20, 2014 ~ Easter

April 18, 2014 ~ Good Friday

April 17, 2014 ~ Maundy Thursday

April 13, 2014 ~ Palm Sunday

April 6, 2014 ~ Lent 5

March 30, 2014 ~ Lent 4

March 23, 2014 ~ Lent 3

March 16, 2014 ~ Lent 2

March 9, 2014 ~ Lent 1

March 2, 2014 ~ Transfiguration

February 23, 2014 ~ Epiphany 7

February 16, 2014 ~ Christian Education Sunday

February 9, 2014 ~ Epiphany 5

February 2, 2014 ~ Presentation of our Lord

January 26, 2014 ~ St. Titus

January 19, 2014 ~ Epiphany 2

January 12, 2014 ~ Baptism of the Lord

January 5, 2014 ~ Epiphany Festival

2013

December 31, 2013 ~ New Years Eve

December 29, 2013 ~ Christmas 1

December 25, 2013 ~ Christmas

December 24, 2013 ~ Christmas Eve

December 15, 2013 ~ Advent 3 

December 8, 2013 ~ Advent 2

December 3, 2013 ~ Midweek Advent

December 1, 2013 ~ Advent 1

November 27, 2013 ~ Thanksgiving

November 24, 2013 ~ Christ the King

November 17, 2013 ~ Saints Triumphant

November 10, 2013 ~ Last Judgment

November 3, 2013 ~ Reformation

October 27, 2013 ~ Pentecost 23

October 20, 2013 ~ Love Takes Time 2

October 13, 2013 ~ Pentecost 21

October 6, 2013 ~ Pentecost 20

September 29, 2013 ~ Pentecost 19

September 22, 2013 ~ Pentecost 18

September 15, 2013 ~ Love Takes Time 1

September 8, 2013 ~ Christian Education Sunday

September 1, 2013 ~ Pentecost 15

August 25, 2013 ~ Pentecost 14

August 18, 2013 ~ Pentecost 13

July 21, 2013 ~ Pentecost 9

July 14, 2013 ~ Pentecost 8

July 5, 2013 ~ Pentecost 7

June 30, 2013 ~ Pentecost 6

June 16, 2013 ~ Pentecost 4

June 7, 2013 ~ Pentecost 3

June 2, 2013 ~ Pentecost 2

May 19, 2013 ~ Festival of Pentecost/Church Anniversary

May 12, 2013 ~ Easter 7

May 9, 2013 ~ Ascension

May 5, 2013 ~ Confirmation

April 28, 2013 ~ Easter 5

April 19, 2013 ~ Easter 4

April 14, 2013 ~ Easter 3

March 31, 2013 ~ Ironies of the Passion -Easter

March 29, 2013 ~ Ironies of the Passion -Good Friday

March 28, 2013 ~ Ironies of the Passion -Maundy Thursday

March 24, 2013 ~ Ironies of the Passion -Palm Sunday

March 13, 2013 ~ Ironies of the Passion Week 5

March 10, 2013 ~ Lent 4

March 6, 2013 ~ Ironies of the Passion Week 4

March 3, 2013 ~ Lent 3

February 27, 2013 ~ Ironies of the Passion Week 3 

February 24, 2013 ~ Lent 2

February 20, 2013 - Ironies of the Passion Week 2

February 13, 2013 - Ironies of the Passion, Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2013 ~ Transfiguration

February 3, 2013 ~ Epiphany 4

January 27, 2013 ~ Epiphany 3

January 20, 2013 ~ Epiphany 2

January 13, 2013 ~ Baptism of the Lord

January 6, 2013 ~ Feast of Epiphany

 
2012
 
December 31, 2012 ~ New Years Eve 

December 30, 2012 ~ Christmas 1

December 25, 2012 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2012 ~ Christmas Eve

December 23, 2012 ~ Advent 4

December 9, 2012 ~ Advent 2

December 5, 2012 ~ Advent Midweek 1

December 2, 2012 ~ Advent 1

November 25, 2012 ~ Christ the King

November 21, 2012 ~ Thanksgiving

November 18, 2012 ~ Saints Triumphant

November 11, 2012 ~ Last Judgment

November 4, 2012 ~ Walking Together Sunday

October 28, 2012 ~ Reformation

October 21, 2012 ~ Pentecost 21

October 14, 2012 ~ Pentecost 20

October 7, 2012 ~ Pentecost 19

September 30, 2012 ~ Pentecost 18

September 23, 2012 ~ Pentecost 17

September 16, 2012 ~ Pentecost 16

September 9, 2012 ~ Christian Education Sunday

September 2, 2012 ~ Pentecost 14

August 26, 2012 ~ Pentecost 13

August 19, 2012 ~ Pentecost 12

July 29, 2012 ~ Pentecost 9

July 15, 2012 ~ Pentecost 7

July 1, 2012 ~ Pentecost 5

June 24, 2012 ~ Pentecost 4

June 17, 2012 ~ Pentecost 3

June 10, 2012 ~ Pentecost 2   


June 3, 2012 ~ Holy Trinity

May 20, 2012 ~ Easter 7

May 17, 2012 ~ Ascension


May 13, 2012 ~ Easter 6

May 6, 2012 ~ Confirmation

April 29, 2012 ~ Easter 4


April 22, 2012 ~ Easter 3

April 8, 2012 ~ Easter

April 1, 2012 ~ Palm Sunday


March 25, 2012 ~ Lent 5

March 18, 2012 ~ Lent 4

March 11, 2012 ~ Lent 3

March 4, 2012 ~ Lent 2


February 19, 2012 ~ Transfiguration

February 12, 2012 ~ Epiphany 6

February 5, 2012 ~ Epiphany 5


January 29, 2012 ~ Epiphany 4

January 22, 2012 ~ Epiphany 3

January 15, 2012 ~ Baptism of the Lord

January 1, 2012 ~ Name of Jesus

 
2011


September 18, 2011 ~ Pentecost 14
 
September 11, 2011 ~ Pentecost 13

September 4, 2011 ~ Pentecost 12

August 27, 2011 ~ Education Sunday

August 21, 2011 ~ Pentecost 10

August 14, 2011 ~ Pentecost 9

August 7, 2011 ~ Pentecost 8

June 26, 2011 ~ Pentecost 2

June 19, 2011 ~ Trinity

June 12, 2011 ~ Pentecost

June 5, 2011 ~ Easter 7

June 2, 2011 ~ Ascension

May 29, 2011 ~ Easter 6

May 22, 2011 ~ Easter 5 / Mrs. Olson's Retirement

May 15, 2011 ~ Easter 4

May 8, 2011 ~ Confirmation Sunday

May 1, 2011 ~ Easter 2 

April 24, 2011 ~ Easter

April 17, 2011 ~ Palm Sunday

April 10, 2011 ~ Lent 5

March 27, 2011 ~ Lent 3

March 20, 2011 ~ Lent 2

March 13, 2011 ~ Lent 1

February 27, 2011 ~ Epiphany 8

February 20, 2011 ~ Epiphany 7

February 13, 2011 ~ Epiphany 6

February 6, 2011 ~ Epiphany 5

January 30, 2011 ~ Epiphany 4

January 23, 2011 ~ Epiphany 3

January 9, 2011 ~ Epiphany 

January 16, 2011 ~ Baptism of Our Lord

January 2, 2011 ~ Christmas 2

 

2010

December 31, 2010 ~ New Year's Eve

December 26, 2010 ~ Christmas 1 

December 25, 2010 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2010 ~ Christmas Eve

December 12, 2010 ~ Advent 3

December 5, 2010 ~ Advent 2

November 28, 2010 ~ Advent 1 

November 24, 2010 ~ Thanksgiving

November 21, 2010 ~ Christ the King

November 14, 2010 ~ Saints Triumphant 

November 7, 2010 ~ Last Judgement

October 31, 2010 ~ Reformation 

October 24, 2010 ~ Pentecost 22

October 17, 2010 ~ Friendship Sunday

October 3, 2010 ~ Pentecost 19

September 26, 2010 ~ Pentecost 18

September 19,2010 ~ Evangelism Sunday

September 12, 2010 ~ Pentecost 16

September 5, 2010 ~ Pentecost 15

August 29, 2010 ~ Christian Education Sunday 

August 22, 2010 ~ Pentecost 13

August 15, 2010 ~ St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord

August 1, 2010 ~ Pentecost 10

July 25, 2010 ~ Pentecost 9

July 18, 2010 ~ Pentecost 8

June 20, 2010 ~ Pentecost 4

June 13, 2010 ~ Pentecost 3

June 6, 2010 ~ Pentecost 2

May 30, 2010 ~ Holy Trinity

May 23, 2010 ~ Pentecost

May 16, 2010 ~ Easter 7

May 13, 2010 ~ Ascension

May 9, 2010 ~ Easter 6

May 2, 2010 ~ Confirmation

April 25, 2010 ~ Easter 4

April 16, 2010 ~ Easter 3

April 11, 2010 ~ Easter 2

April 4, 2010 ~ Easter

March 28, 2010 ~ Palm Sunday

March 21, 2010 ~ Lent 5

March 7, 2010 ~ Lent 3

February 28, 2010 ~ Lent 2

February 21, 2010 ~ Lent 1

February 7, 2010 ~ Epiphany 5

January 31, 2010 ~ Epiphany 4

January 23, 2010 ~ Feast of Saint Timothy

January 10, 2010 ~ Baptism of the Lord

January 3, 2010 ~ Christmas 2

 

2009


December 31, 2009 ~ New Year's Eve

December 27, 2009 ~ Feast of St. John the Evengelist

December 25, 2009 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2009 ~ Christmas Eve

December 13, 2009 ~ Advent 3

November 29, 2009 ~ Advent 1

November 25, 2009 ~ Thanksgiving

November 22, 2009 ~ Christ the King

November 15, 2009 ~ Saints Triumphant


November 8, 2009 ~ Last Judgment

November 1, 2009 ~ All Saints

October 25, 2009 ~ Reformation


October 18, 2009 ~ Feast of St. Luke

October 11, 2009 ~ Pentecost 19

October 4, 2009 ~ Pentecost 18

September 27, 2009 ~ Pentecost 17

September 20, 2009 ~ Pentecost 16

September 6, 2009 ~ Pentecost 14

August 30, 2009 ~ Pentecost 13

August 23, 2009 ~ Pentecost 12

August 16, 2009 ~ Pentecost 11

August 10, 2009 ~ Pentecost 10 

July 19, 2009 ~ Pentecost 7

June 21, 2009 ~ Pentecost 3

June 14, 2009 ~ Pentecost 2

June 7, 2009 ~ Holy Trinity

May 31, 2009 ~ Pentecost

May 24, 2009 ~ Easter 7

May 17, 2009 ~ Easter 6

May 10, 2009 ~ Easter 5 

May 3, 2009 ~ Confirmation

April 26, 2009 ~ Easter 3

April 19, 2009 ~ Easter 2

April 5, 2009 ~ Palm Sunday

March 29, 2009 ~ Lent 5

March 22, 2009 ~ Lent 4 

March 15, 2009 ~ Lent 3

March 8, 2009 ~ Lent 2

March 1, 2009 ~ Lent 1

February 8, 2009 ~ Epiphany 5

February 1, 2009 ~ Epiphany 4

January 18, 2009 ~ Confession of St. Peter 

January 11, 2009 ~ Baptism of the Lord

January 4, 2009 ~ Second Sunday After Christmas

 

2008


December 31, 2008 ~ New Years Eve 

December 28, 2008 ~ Holy Innocents

December 25, 2008 ~ Christmas Day

December 24, 2008 ~ Christmas Eve

December 21, 2008 ~ Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle

December 07, 2008 ~ Advent 2

November 30, 2008 ~ Feast of St. Andrew

November 26, 2008 ~Thanksgiving

November 23, 2008 ~ Christ the King

November 16, 2008 ~ Saints Triumphant

November 9, 2008 ~  Last Judgment

November 2, 2008 ~ Reformation

October 26, 2008  ~ Pentecost 24

October 19, 2008 ~ Pentecost 23

October 12, 2008 ~ Pentecost 22 

October 5, 2008 ~ Pentecost 21

September 28, 2008 ~ Pentecost 20

September 21, 2008 ~ St. Matthew


September 14, 2008 ~ Pentecost 18

September 7, 2008 ~ Pentecost 17  

August 31, 2008  ~  Pentecost 16

August 24, 2008  ~  St. Bartholomew

July 27, 2008  ~  Pentecost 11

July 20, 2008  ~  Pentecost 10

July 13, 2008 ~ Pentecost 9

June 29, 2008 ~ Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles

June 22, 2008 ~ Pentecost 6


June 15, 2008 ~ Pentecost 5

June 1, 2008 ~ Pentecost 4

May 18, 2008 ~ Pentecost 2

May 11, 2008 ~ Pentecost 1

May 1, 2008 ~ Ascension

April 27, 2008 ~ Easter 6

April 20, 2008 ~ Easter 5

April 13, 2008 ~ Easter 4

April 6, 2008 ~ Easter 3

March 30, 2008 ~ Easter 2

March 23, 2008 ~ Easter

March 21, 2008 ~ Good Friday

March 20, 2008 ~ Maundy Thursday

March 16, 2008 ~ Palm Sunday

March 9, 2008 ~ Lent 5

March 2, 2008 ~ Lent 4

February 24, 2008 ~ Lent 3

February 17, 2008 ~ Lent 2

February 10, 2008 ~ St. John's Anniversary

February 3, 2008 ~ Transfiguration

January 27, 2008 ~ Epiphany 3

January 20, 2008 ~ Epiphany 2

January 13, 2008 ~ Baptism of Our Lord

January 6, 2008 ~ Epiphany

 

2007


December 31, 2007 ~ New Year's Eve

December 25, 2007 ~ Christmas Day 

December 24, 2007 ~ Christmas Eve

December 23, 2007 ~ Advent 4