Transfiguration Sunday

March 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
311 Blue Grass Trail
Newport, VA
Morris Fleischer
(540) 540-7183

Someone once described faith as “a mystery wrapped with an enigma.”  To be a Christian is to be in love with the grand mystery that is God.  Ultimately, this mystery is not a problem to be solved or a question to be answered but rather a relationship to be enjoyed and lived into.  Join us for worship as we look at the events on the Transfiguration of Christ in our message Beyond Reason.  Our text will come from Luke 9:28-36 and our service will include the celebration of Holy Communion.

Luke 9:28-36 (NRSV)

28Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.  29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.  30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.  31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.  32Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.  33Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” —not knowing what he said.  34While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud.  35Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”  36When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.  And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.

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