The Pathway Out of Our Brokenness
The Pathway Out of Our Brokenness

The Pathway Out of Our Brokenness

Welcome to your online worship for Transfiguration Sunday, February 19, 2023.

For those who were unable to attend our vestry meeting last Sunday, I want you to know that we successfully and faithfully did the work of the church by electing and appointing warden’s, lay delegates, and parish council members to represent and provide leadership in 2023, as well as approved a budget for 2023.

I would like to express my gratitude and the that of the parish to Christine Hazell and Neil Dunning for their faithful gift of leadership as wardens through the extraordinary challenge of the pandemic and a time of transition between parish priests. We also welcome Vicki Corke and Ralph Storey as new deputy wardens in 2023, and who join with Sharon Bliss and Cindy Taylor, our new Rector’s and People’s Wardens respectively.

Thank you to all who participated and supported the good work of proclaiming the Gospel through St. Mark’s in 2022 as reported in our vestry report. May we continue to be so blessed in 2023.

Today’s Opening Sentence

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” – Matthew 17.5

Today’s Reading – Matthew 17:1-9

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”1

Your Online Message and Prayers

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This week music is provided by Ryan Van Dijk, our Music Director and our choir. Thank you Ryan and our choir!

A continued reminder that if you are at all uncomfortable being in-person for worship, or if you are not feeling well, please join us here online.

Thank you again for joining with your parish family in our online worship today.

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God Bless you and have a blessed week. Be well!


The Rev’d Rob Park

  1. Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.