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2 Kings 2:1-12 | Mark 9:2-9
The Season after the Epiphany ends with the story of Jesus’ transfiguration in Mark 9: 2-9. This revealing of Jesus’ glory is a turning point, marking the end of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee and the beginning of the journey towards Jerusalem and the fate that awaits Jesus there. Just before today’s reading, Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah. But Peter does not understand Jesus’ teaching about the kind of Messiah Jesus has come to be.
It is in the seeing and understanding that God’s messenger is known. In 2 Kings 2:1–12, the prophet Elijah is carried up to heaven, and Elisha glimpses the sacred and comes to a fuller understanding of who Elijah is. Elisha receives a double portion of the spirit of Elijah and is thus known as a prophet in the true succession.
The Rev. Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads will be preaching. Spirit will be sharing in music leadership this morning.
ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.