Third Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2015
"And he was transfigured before them . . ."
God has a way of giving us exactly what we need when we need it . . . and then giving us a bit more. For Peter, James and John, the transfiguration of Jesus seemed to make sense of everything they had experienced so far at Jesus’ side. Hence their response: “Rabbi, it is good that we are here!” But it was also a foretaste of what was to come. The disciples needed to grasp the true identity of Jesus as the Messiah of God. So God’s voice took them farther: “This is my beloved Son,” adding: “Listen to him.” This clear instruction to the disciples would require a change in their thinking. They were to head to Jerusalem where the Messiah would suffer and die only to rise again to the greater glory of God.
In what way is God calling us to change this Lenten Season? Perhaps God asks us to change how we work or approach others in our relationships. Perhaps it is in accepting change that has occurred and that we still grapple with. Perhaps it is in recognizing God in all things so that we might have the courage to take up our cross and follow Jesus through the agony of his passion to the glory of Easter!
Transform us as you, transfigured,
Stood apart on Tabor’s height.
Lead us up our sacred mountains,
Search us with revealing light.
Lift us from where we have fallen,
Full of questions, filled with fright. Amen.
From “Transform Us,” text by Sylvia Dunstan
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Diocese of Orlando
St. Michael's Music Ministry
Jenny Ivens, Minister of MusicMusic is integral to the celebration of any liturgical event. The voice of the assembly is the primary voice in any liturgy. Singing unifies and deepens, underscores and heightens our worship. When we sing, we join the heavenly hosts of angels and saints, all those who came before us and all those to follow, in our offerings of praise and thanksgiving to God. We are the voice of Christ alive in the world. Through Abraham, God made us a promise. In Jesus Christ, the promise was fulfilled. Knowing all God does for us, How Can We Keep From Singing? Jesus, following a long tradition, prayed and sang with the disciples. You can join this ancient tradition by becoming a member of a music group dedicated to praising God through Sacred Song. In addition to singing, our lively celebrations are enhanced through the gifts of instrumentalists of all varieties. You can offer thanks to God for the many blessings and gifts he has bestowed upon you, your family and the community of St. Michael Catholic Church. We are offering you and opportunity, what can you offer in return?
The Music Ministry at St. Michael Catholic Church offers a wide variety of musical experiences for parishioners of all ages. We are constantly welcoming new members to our ensembles as they are the lifeblood of all ministries. Whether you are interested in the Children's Choir, the Adult Choir, or an instrumentalist of any kind (guitar, bass, flute, trumpet, drums etc.) you can be sure that you will be joining people with whom you will share many wonderful moments making music and lively fellowship. You will be contributing to the great tradition of musical ministry already established at St. Michael. Your musical talents are treasure that needs to be shared with the community, for the building up of the community and the glory of God!
Arts & Praise Choir
Breath of Heaven-Christmas CD 2011
Calendars and Schedules
Hallelujah Resurrection Easter 2012
How Great is Our God Music Easter 2012
I Will Rise Music - Easter 2012
In The Woodshed
Songs of the Village CD
St. Michael Theatre Group
Sullivan Guardian Ensemble
We The Voice CD