Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His Glory
The Lord appeared to Moses in the light of the burning bush (Ex. 3:1–14). Later Moses’ face would shine with the light of God’s glory when he came down from Mount Sinai (Ex. 34:29–35). At the Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared with the One who is the Light of Light Himself (Matt. 17:1–9). Jesus’ glory as God shines with brilliant splendor in and through His human nature. By this epiphany, our Lord confirmed the prophetic word (2 Pet. 1:16–21), revealing that He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. He manifested His majesty as the eternal Son of the Father, and He wonderfully foreshowed our adoption as sons (Collect). We who have been baptized into Christ’s body are given a glimpse of the glory that we will share with Him in the resurrection on the Last Day. lcms.org
Preparing for Worship: For those preparing to receive The Lord’s Supper, please refer to p. 328 in the hymnal. Prayers for worship are located on the first page of the hymnal.
Lord’s Supper: Christ gives His body and blood in the Sacrament for the forgiveness of sins. Those who are in fellowship with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are welcome to Holy Communion. Others we ask that you wait until our pastor can review with you the Gospel and the Lord’s Supper.
Prayers for the week:
* Larry Phillips, recovering from knee surgery. * Joyce Louden’s sister, Donna Cox, recovering. * Rick Nyman’s niece, Elizabeth Nyman, recovering from surgery and cancer. Also, his friends, Howie and Jan—Jan has advanced cancer. * The Whitmire’s neighbor, Russ Wheat, who has advanced cancer. * Jennifer Doerschlag, health issues; also a family friend, Taylor, and his family with medical issues.
*If you would like a prayer in the bulletin, please call or email pastor by Thursday*For pastoral emergencies and care, please call me at 972-802-0444.
Join us on Sunday for Divine Service at 9:30 a.m. & Sunday School and Bible Class at 10:45
January is the month that many Christians set as as Pro-life month since Roe v. Wade was January 22, forty-five years ago. There have been over 60 million abortions in American since that decision. All life is valuable in God’s eyes, and we do well to speak up for our neighbors who can’t speak for themselves, whether in the womb or in old age. For good information and resources on life issues, please visit https://www.lutheransforlife.org/ If you are interested in helping our congregation participate in life-issues, please speak with pastor. Hurting from abortion? Speak with pastor and use resources like, www.word-of-hope.org; 888.217.8679. Christ died for all sin(s) and sinners!
North Texas Free Conference information: http://faithplano.org/faith-lutheran-fc2018
Pastor Clint Stark
St. John Lutheran Church
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
(Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV)