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Join us in worship on the Wednesdays of Lent as we look to the book of Job to consider what it means to keep the faith in challenging times. Our musicians, Brian Priebe, Toku Kawata, Keturah Kiehl, Lori Schwartz, and Nancy Dydak lead us in worship.
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You can find a .pdf version of the bulletin for this service HERE.
This Wednesday, Feb. 17th is Ash Wednesday. Join us in observing this start to the Lenten season by receiving Ashes via our drive-thru option, or join us for worship at 7:30pm.
Pastor Mike will be available at Calvary from 1:00 – 3:00pm for drive-thru, and hygienic imposition of ashes for those not attending the evening service.
All are invited to worship with us as we begin the season of Lent. Our service will take place at 7:30pm. There will be space for in-person worshipers in the Sanctuary. The service will also be streaming live-online on our website and Vimeo page (vimeo.com/calvarysilverspring).
You can download or view a .pdf version the bulletin HERE.
***Today’s service has been cancelled due to inclement weather and slippery sidewalks. Please see below for a Transfiguration Sunday devotion.***
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A TRANSFIGURATION DEVOTION FROM PASTOR MIKE:
Richard Wilbur, more than 50 years ago, wrote a poem called “Plain Song for Comadre” about a woman who cleans a church.
…it is seventeen years
That Bruna Sandoval has kept the church
Of San Ysidro, sweeping
and scrubbing the aisles, keeping
The candlesticks and the plaster faces bright
And seen no visions but the thing done right…
There are some jobs we do, over the course of our lives, that come with little recognition. Bruna’s work was like that. And yet, in sweeping and cleaning, she met Jesus.
Today we have the story of a vision, the story of the Transfiguration, it is a moment so mystical and so otherworldly, it is hard to come to grips with. Sure, the gospels are filled with miracles, and holy moments, but the Transfiguration is something different..
Like Peter, we may want to get our hands on it, to understand it more concretely. Or we may want Jesus to remain, like this in all he does. But it is a snapshot, an instant, a revelation, fleeting. Jesus has yet more “ordinary” work to do.
It’s funny though. John, one of the three who was there on the mountain, does not include the Transfiguration in his gospel.
Maybe he felt the other gospel writers had said enough. Or maybe, John decided, to weave Transfiguration throughout his writing.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (John 1)
This is good news for us today. In the ordinary, the mundane, the regular activities of our lives, even stuck home amid a Pandemic, Jesus is there, all of him, the ordinary and transcendent. “God With Us” has come true. Have you noticed him with you today?
…For love and in all weathers
This is what she has done.
Sometimes the early sun
Shines as she flings the scrubwater out, with a crash
Of grimy rainbows
And the stained suds flash
~Pastor Mike Middaugh
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