Join us for worship on Sunday, February 19, at 10:15 a.m.

WE LIVE STREAM OUR WORSHIP SERVICES AT 10:15 ON SUNDAY MORNING. You can join us online in real time at This streaming address is the same each week.

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This Sunday I’m seeking both to linger in the present as well as to look beyond the whole grim pageant of Lent, which Congregationalists long tended to avoid entirely.

We’ll be hearing a lot from the Book of Ecclesiastes during Lent. But some of its best and most accessible wisdom speaks to us in these final days before Lent: “There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink and find enjoyment; for these are from the hand of God.” Keep those words in mind as we move through the days ahead.

With those words echoing in our ears and in our souls, let us consider the good things of this life. These are the days of Carnival, of Mardi Gras, which call into question the somber and sullen ways in which we often live. Before we enter those Lenten days of repentance and renewal, before we enter a time of looking at our own fallible, finite, and frail lives close up, we are given a chance to lift our eyes and see the distant horizon.

Before death—resurrection!

Scripture Lessons: Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9

Sermon:           “Death and Resurrection, Part2”

The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching


Anthem:          “Anthem for Transfiguration”            Paul W.Hofreiter

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.