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Readings & Prayers for the week of February 25th, 2018

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READINGS & PRAYERS

This week is the second week of Lent. Lent is the season of the church year that recalls Jesus’ suffering and atoning death for us and calls us to renewed repentance. Lent lasts for 40 days (not counting Sundays) and leads up to Good Friday and Easter, the remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Monday  Psalm 121 | Genesis 41.46-57 | 1 Corinthians 4.8-21 | Mark 3.7-19

God our Father, teach us to find new life through repentance. Keep us from sin, and help us live by your commandment of love.

Tuesday Psalm 122 | Genesis 42.1-17 | 1 Corinthians 5.1-8 | Mark 3.19-35

Lord, watch over your Church, and guide her with your unfailing love. Protect us from what could harm us and lead us to what will save us. Help us always, for without you we are bound to fail.

Wednesday Psalm 123 | Genesis 42.18-28 | 1 Cor. 5.9-6.11 | Mark4.1-20

Father, teach us to live good lives, encourage us with your support and bring us to eternal life.

Thursday Psalm 124 | Genesis 42.29-38 | 1 Cor. 6.12-20 | Mark 4.21-34

God of love bring us back to you. Send your Spirit to make us strong in faith and active in good works.

Friday Psalm 125 | Genesis 43.1-15 | 1 Corinthians 7.1-9 | Mark 4.35-41

Merciful Father, may our acts of penance bring us your forgiveness, open our heart to your love, and prepare us for the coming feast of the resurrection.

Saturday Psalm 126 | Genesis 43.16-34 | 1 Corinthians 7.10-24 | Mark 5.1-20

God our Father, by your gifts to us on earth we already share in your life. In all we do, guide us to the light of your kingdom.

Sunday Psalm 127 | Genesis 44.1-17 | Romans 8.1-10 | John 5.25-29

Father, you have taught us to battle against sin by Scripture, prayer, fasting, and works of mercy. When we are discouraged by our weakness, give us confidence in your love.



*These readings and prayers are collected & adapted from For All the Saints: A Prayer Book For and By the Church


NEW CITY CATECHISM

Q26: What else does Christ’s death redeem?

A: Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good.


SUNDAY’S LITURGY

CALL TO WORSHIP

You will say in that day:

“I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me,

your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid;

for the Lord God is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation.”

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name,

make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.

Sing praise to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;

let this be made known in all the earth.

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,

for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

(Isaiah 12)

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

CLOSING SCRIPTURE

Jesus said, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” (Luke 14.12-14)

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