West End United Methodist Church

Invited to the Thin and Thick Places

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

Invited to the Thin and Thick Places – This is Transfiguration Sunday, and we read the story from Mark where Jesus takes Peter, James, and John with him to a mountain, and he was transformed before them with Elijah and Moses appearing, too, certifying Jesus as the fulfillment of the law and the prophets.  As she delivers this sermon, Carol gives examples of times when she has been filled with the light of the spirit, calling those the “thin times.”  Those kinds of transforming moments are the keys to our return to our daily lives and ministries, and they equip us to navigate the “thick times” of everyday life and also of obstacles.  There is hope that Sunday worship, although it can become routine, enlightens us with “thin times” so that as we are sent forth we can be a light to others.  Experiencing God can transform us.   (NOTE: Reflecting the importance of the Word, the video begins with the scripture, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • Mark :9:2-9


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Invited to the Thin and Thick Places (scripture, Children's Moment and sermon)