Easter Special Dedications & Donations

LENT AT TRANSFIGURATION

Since ancient times, Christians have prepared for Easter during a 40-day season of repentance called Lent. It’s the time of year when we take a careful look at everything that fills our lives, and ask ourselves, plainly and simply, if these things are helping us love God with all our heart, mind, and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves. It’s that basic and also that hard.

WEEKENDS IN LENT

WORSHIP | Sat 5:30pm & Sun 9:00am & 11:15am

Join Transfiguration each weekend for one of three worship services. On Saturdays, worship at The Table at 5:30pm, a casual worship experience with a musical ensemble. On Sundays, you may choose to worship at 9:00am, a service particularly suitable for families (and the service during which children’s chapel takes place); or the 11:15am choral Eucharist. Both services feature music from our exceptional choirs and organ.

LENTEN FORMATION – Food & Faith

This Lent at Transfiguration, we will be exploring how eating, something we do almost without thinking about it, is an act of discipleship. At Wednesday evening programs and Sunday morning Bible studies, we will discuss how our choices around food are related to abundance and scarcity, justice and equality, piety and hospitality. We hope you will join us around the table as we all strive to be better “companions” (ones who share bread) of one another and servants of God. Formation will be offered on Sundays and Wednesday during Lent. See below for more details.

SUNDAY FORMATION – Food & Faith Bible Study | 10:15am | Various Rooms

Adult Sunday School during the season of Lent will be a series of five small-group Bible Studies. Please come and join one of the four rooms, all of which will cover the same material, and discuss how food and hospitality are woven into the stories of creation, sin, redemption, and salvation.

SPECIAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Taizé on the Labyrinth | 6:00pm | Sunday, March 3

Experience a contemplative evening of prayer and song on the candlelit labyrinth. Members of the choir will chant songs from Taizé, an ecumenical monastery in southeast France. Participants may walk the labyrinth throughout the service, which will also include periods of silence and readings about Lent.

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT

STATIONS OF THE CROSS | 5:00pm

You are invited to the solemnly beautiful liturgy of Stations of the Cross each Wednesday in Lent at 5:00 p.m. The service traces the final hours of Christ’s life, from his condemnation by Pilate to his burial in the tomb, and involves prayers and readings from Scripture as we move from image to image around the church. This is a perfect preparation for the Eucharist that follows.

HOLY EUCHARIST | 6:00pm

Make a midweek Eucharist a regular part of your Lenten observance. Each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. we celebrate the Eucharist, and during Lent these services include music and homilies from our Lenten program presenters. We also offer unction (anointing with holy oil) afterward.

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LENTEN FELLOWSHIP MEAL | 6:30pm

You are invited to join us Roper Hall for a light Lenten dinner of soup, salad, and bread after our Wednesday Eucharist. Each week at 6:30 p.m. a different ministry group will host dinner, giving you an opportunity to gather with fellow parishioners and meet ministry leaders.

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WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Food & Faith

Each Wednesday begining February 21, 2023 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Roper Hall

Please join us in Roper Hall on Wednesdays for a series of presentations on the ways in which what we eat, what we believe, and how we act inform one another. These sessions will led by the clergy along with special guests including the Rev. Melody Shobe, local activist the Rev. Dr. Yvette Blair-Lavallis, and baker/author/theologian Kendall Vanderslice. See the descriptions of each session below.

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Food & Faith – February 28

 

Forbidden Fruit
The Rev. Melody Shobe

Lent is a time when many embrace disciplines around food and drink, but why? How might abstaining from certain foods for a season or longer lead us into healthier and holier lives?

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Food & Faith – March 6

 

In the Shadow of the Garden
The Rev. Yvette Blair-Lavallais

God made the earth to produce abundantly, yet many endure scarcity and hunger. How does sin interrupt God’s intentions for the world, and how can we address those injustices so all live in plenty?

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Food & Faith – March 6

 

Hospitality of the Table
The Rev. Ted Clarkson

The way we welcome people to our dining tables is not only an indication of our quality as hosts; it can also help us grow as disciples of the one who is known in the breaking of bread.

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Food & Faith – March 13

 

From the Altar to the Table
Kendall Vanderslice

How might our reverence at the altar grow our spiritual imaginations when we gather at our dining tables? How can our weekly act of sacred eating enhance all our eating as disciples?

COMPLINE | 8:00pm | Nave

The Wednesday evening program in Lent concludes with the service of sung Compline at 8:00 pm in the church. This is a simple yet beautiful service from the ancient church intended for the close of the day. Members of the Transfiguration Choir help lead the singing, and it lasts about 15 minutes.

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WEDNESDAYS IN LENT – Children & Youth

FaithFULL EATING | 6:00pm – 8:30PM | Room S203

This year’s Lenten Program for children ages Kinder- 5th Grade will be each Wednesday from 6:00pm – 8:30pm February 21, 28, March 6, 13, and 20. We look forward to you joining us as we eat our way through Lent.

February 21 – In the Garden
February 28 – Forbidden Fruit
March 6 – In the Garden in the Shadows
March 13 – Hospitality
March 20 – Supper of the Lamb

There is no charge, and your child may come to one or all the sessions. We will meet in room S203.

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YOUTH CROSSOVER | 7:00pm | Youth Center

The Youth will return to the Youth Center after Compline to close out the evening with “goods” and “get betters.”

Nursery & Childcare on Wednesday Evenings

Nursery Care will be available by reservation only for infants- 4 years old starting at 5:45pm – 8:30pm

Please register each week for childcare no later than the Monday before the Wednesday program.

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HOLY WEEK AT TRANSFIGURATION

The 40 days of Lent receded behind us as we face the last week leading us to the triumph of Easter. This is Holy Week. Join with us as we mark Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the institution of The Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the garden, betrayal, crucifixion, and the despair of Holy Saturday. Easter awaits but not without the journey. Please join with us as we walk the journey and let the experience transform your life. There are worship services and special events planned for adults, youth, and children.

Upcoming:

  • Palm Sunday | March 24, 2024
  • Eucharists for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday | March 25-27, 2024
  • Tenebrae | March 27, 2024
  • The Triduum
    • Maundy Thursday & The Watch | March 28, 2024
    • Good Friday | March 29, 2024
    • Holy Saturday | March 30, 2024
  • The Easter Vigil | March 30, 2024
  • Easter Sunday | March 31, 2024