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Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday
Sunday, February 27, 2022, 10 am
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Children’s Time “The Burning Bush” Pastor John
The Burning Bush
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father,the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
For Special Music we will hear two exquisite classical guitar pieces from Irene Berry & Debbie Morton of Cabrillo College. You don’t want to miss their performance that will inspire and warm your hearts.
1. Kanon in D by Johann Pachelbel
2. Simple Gifts, traditional
Performed by the Guitar Duo, Irene Berry & Debbie Morton
Message “Uncreated Light” Rev. John Song
On the Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday, Pastor John will share his personal encounter with the “divine light of God” in his senior year in Berkley that led him to attend the seminary. He will investigate the phenomenon of the “divine light of God” that is experienced by biblical characters, saints, mystics, writers and poets throughout the ages. It has other names for it: Original Light, Uncreated Light, Energy of God, Fire of God, Devine Energy, and so on. For those who experienced it, it altered their lives irrevocably.
Matthew 17: 1-3
The Transfiguration of the Lord
1 “Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3 Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.”