Cathedral News, February 11, 2018

 
 
 

This Sunday marks another transition. It’s the last Sunday in Epiphany season. These liturgical seasons are a way for the Church to tell time.

And so this week we end Epiphany and begin Lent on Feb. 14 with Ash Wednesday.

Our readings this Sunday, no surprise, are also about transition. In the Hebrew scriptures we hear of the prophet Elijah handing off his work to Elisha.

The Gospel of Mark recounts the story of the transfiguration. It’s a whopper of a transition. We’ll get into that more in Sunday’s sermon.

For our time together, I offer you a prayer I’ve used before. It was on the website of a Roman Catholic diocese. Please include it in your regular prayers as you pray for the vestry and other leaders who will be guided during these next months.

As always, peace and gratitude to you all.
The Rev. Dan Webster, Interim Dean

O Faithful God, as your people,
we cherish our memories and our history as a sacred gift.
We ask you to guide us in our time of transition.
We need your wisdom, that we might be receptive
to change, conversion and growth.
We need your grace to redirect our hearts
that we may be willing to offer ourselves in joyful service.
Do not allow fear, ignorance or pride to limit the work of your Spirit,
nor custom to prevent the creativity within us from bearing fruit.
Open our hearts to the call of the Gospel.
Give us courage and renewed hope,
that we may meet the challenge of being the church of our time.
We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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