Sylvia Dunstan, a Canadian born minister and hymn writer, focused much of her hymn writing career on creating lyrics that were based on Scripture. This week, leading up to Transfiguration Sunday, I offer the texts of one of her hymns to you. This particular text is a prayer that we may be changed like Christ was changed on Mt. Tabor. So, in this middle of this week, pause to pray and reflect on these powerful words based on Matthew 17.
Transform us as you, transfigured, stood apart on Tabor’s height.
Lead us up our sacred mountains, search us with revealing light.
Lift us from where we have fallen, full of questions, filled with fright.
Transform us as you, transfigured, once spoke with those holy ones.
We, surrounded by the witness of those saints whose work is done,
Live in this world as your Body, chosen daughters, chosen sons.
Transform us as you, transfigured, would not stay within a shrine.
Keep us from our great temptation–time and truth we quickly bind.
Lead us down those daily pathways where our love is not confined.
If You Missed Last Sunday’s Sermon…
Listen to The Pressure of Perfection – Matthew 5:38-48
God’s Words for This Week
Exodus 24:12-18 – Come up to me on the mountain and wait there. (CEB, v.12)
Psalm 99 – O Lord our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them (ESV, v.8)
2 Peter 1:16-21 – …We were with him on the holy mountain. (NRSV, v.18)
Matthew 17:1-9 – There in front of the disciples, Jesus was completely changed. (CEV, v.2)
This Week at The Hood
Wednesday, Feb 22, 6:00 pm – Mission & Vision Team Meeting
Thursday, Feb 23, 1:00 pm – Pastor Jason @ The Cellar for coffee and conversation (til 3pm)
Thursday, Feb 23, 3:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Thursday, Feb 23, 6:00 pm – Choir Practice
Sunday, Feb 26, 10:00 am – Sunday School & Fellowship Time
Sunday, Feb 26, 11:00 am – Worship
Also, Pretzel Logistics is doing regular weekly Yoga Classes on the Third Floor. We encourage you to attend! In March, they will begin a free seniors class for Hood Members on Tuesdays at 2:00pm. More to come!
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