Distribution of Ashes at City Centre
11am-1pm & 5-7pm
Worship Service at MDLC
MDLC will be hitting the streets for a public distribution of ashes at City Centre this year. Those on lunch breaks, out shopping, or coming in for dinner will be invited to receive ashes and to remember that their lives are short but precious. An interactive booth will ask people to share what crosses they've had to bear and reassure them that they are not alone. Find us during our distribution times in the City Centre Plaza at 800 Town and Country Blvd. between CityCentre Way and Plaza Way. In the evening, a regular worship service will be held in the sanctuary at MDLC at 7:30pm.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Transfiguration of Our Lord / Last Sunday after Epiphany
Today's festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days. On the mount of transfiguration Jesus is revealed as God's beloved Son, echoing the words at his baptism. This vision of glory sustains us as Jesus faces his impending death in Jerusalem.
We turn this week to Ash Wednesday and our yearly baptismal journey from Lent to Easter. Some churches put aside the alleluia at the conclusion of today's liturgy. This word of joy will be omitted during the penitential season of Lent and will be sung again at Easter.
Prayer of the Day
O God, in the transfiguration of your Son you confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the witness of Moses and Elijah, and in the voice from the bright cloud declaring Jesus your beloved Son, you foreshadowed our adoption as your children. Make us heirs with Christ of your glory, and bring us to enjoy its fullness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Readings and Psalm
Moses enters the cloud of God's glory on Mount Sinai
Psalm 99 ---Use Seltz refrain and ELW 16 psalm tone
You are my son; this day have I begotten you. (Ps. 2:7)
2 Peter 1:16-21
The apostle's message confirmed on the mount of transfiguration
Revelation of Christ as God's beloved Son
Hymns for Worship
How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
Hymn of the Day
Eat This Bread
Shine, Jesus, Shine
Farewell to Alleluia
Pastor Will’s Class:
Join us for Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the Office Building. In January and February we will be studying the readings for the following Sunday and learning to hear Law and Gospel in the scriptures. Come with your questions and curiosity!
Community Garden Plots are available for Spring planting
All plots are organic you get to keep all produce you grow. You provide the seeds and plants plus trellises if needed. Please consider a donation for garden shed to store supplies.
Here is a link to the form to sign up:
Circle of Life Gardening
Circle of life Gardening is an interactive program using video, science experiments and gardening to understand how our fragile planet sustains life on earth.
The classes will be held every Wednesday March 1 thur April 6 beginning at 3:15 and ending 4:15 pm We will discuss Water, Seed, Sun, Soil, Composting, Planting and ending with seeds.
Parents are also encouraged to participate as we learn the importance respecting the earth and all that it gives us. Please enroll HERE.
Service Opportunity Survey
Acolytes play an important role in worship. The word acolyte means "one who helps," and MDLC Acolytes do just that! These volunteers light and extinguish candles, collect the offering, and assist with communion and baptisms. Students in elementary school are encouraged to participate. Training is provided. To sign up for a specific worship service click HERE
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Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod.
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