Sometimes I think I miss the beauty, strength and wisdom of Epiphany because my mind and head are already on Lent and Holy Week. Hmmmm. That is kind of sad. I know you can relate.
Anyway, here is to appreciating the light in everything and a reminder to shine your light--sometimes it gets dark out there. Keep that light shining.
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]
Gathering Song: All Is Love by Karen O from Where the Wild Things Are
Opening: We Have Come at Christ's Own Bidding by Carl Daw
Gospel: There Will Be a Light by Ben Harper
Offertory: I Went Up To the Mountain by Patty Griffin
We often have one of our soloists sing this on MLK Sunday, but that didn't happen this year so we can use it today!
Communion: Anthem by Leonard Cohen
One of my students has been practicing this song for several weeks. He is 11. To hear this song sung by an eleven-year-old boy forces you to listen and hear with new ears. My guess is there will not be a dry eye. We'll omit verse 2.
This version by The Band is how I hear this song. Maybe the perfect Transfiguration song? We do this one quite a bit here at Grace.