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Lent 5B

Lent 5B

 

March 18

 

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Scripture  (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

 

Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

595 Be Thou My Vision

277-Christians, we have met to worship

197-Beneath the cross of Jesus

200-What wondrous love is this

612-O Jesus, I have promised

491-As grain on scattered hillsides

108-Lift high the cross

 

More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.   

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2018, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On Hebrews 5:5-10

 

Appointed to be high priest

and not presuming honor,

did Jesus find his passion

abiding ever.

Indeed, he lifted greatly

his prayers and supplications

to God who can sustain him forevermore.

 

Beyond all exaltation

hear how the voice exclaims him.

Thou art Son, begotten now:

Priest forevermore.

All is bound unto the lure

that our God proclaims is sure,

signaling our great high priest

is Jesus, the order of Melchizedek.

 

This learning of the Savior

is earned in suffered anguish,

the way perfection enters

as salvation’s pledge.

Arousing ears to hear him,

our high priest cures devotion

unto the satiety of God’s provision.

 

7.7.7.5.7.7.11.          Suggested tune: Dambusters’ March

 

Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:

Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent).  A metrical version of the Psalter, for those Psalms not provided in Chalice Hymnal, is being prepared by Rev. David Chafin.  Where practical, these may be offered here as well.  You may also want to visit http://lectionarypsalms.org/   

This week:  Psalm 51 in part is on p. 743

 

Concerning the Following Items: Except where otherwise noted, items are created or adapted by the editor.  If you are aware of source notations which are missing, please bring them to his attention.  No copyright infringement is intended, but is sure to happen.

 

Call to Worship  (from the United Church of Christ)

L: Be still and know that God is.

P: God was, also, in the beginning.

L: And when all human striving has ceased, God will still be.

P: From everlasting to everlasting, God is God, and alone is worthy to be worshiped.

 

OR

(adapted by the editor from John Berringer)

L: Come, let us use our voices to praise the Lord.

P: Our mouths will shout forth praise.

L: Let us use our minds to ponder the wondrous deeds of God.

P: We will call to mind God’s mighty acts.

L: With all of our strength and being, let us worship the Lord of love.

P: We will worship from our depths. Our souls exult in God!

 

OR

L: Come, friends, and sit with him who cares for family and strangers alike.

P: We gather with the one whose lavish love has been poured out for all.

L: Let us bring to him our best, and pour out our lives as a gift to him.

P: May our hearts be open to the beauty of Christ’s presence as we worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

Invocation or Prayer of Approach  

Living Christ, your earthly ministry was full of struggle as well as joy; yet you were faithful in following God’s will. Breathe your spirit into our lives, so that we may never fall back from the way of discipleship, or the effort of loving. Grant that we may find true joy and peace as we accept the cost of faithful discipleship, through Jesus Christ our Lord (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

OR

God of love, you have loved us first and continue to love us lavishly. We come this morning longing to love you in return. We hunger for your healing love in our lives as we long to love ourselves and our neighbors. Fill our longing hearts as we join together to worship you, so that we may pour out our very lives as an offering of praise and love for you in this world, through Christ our Lord (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

Confession of Sin

L: Let us confess our sins together.

P:   Most holy and merciful God: We confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

L: We have not loved you with all our heart, and mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven.

P: Have mercy on us, O God.

L: We have been deaf to your call to serve as Christ served us. We have not been true to the mind of Christ. We have grieved your Holy Spirit.

P: Have mercy on us, O God.

L: We confess to you, O God, all our past unfaithfulness. The pride, hyposcrisy, and impatience in our lives,

P: Our self‑indulgent appetites and ways and our exploitation of other people,

L: Our anger at our own frustration and our envy of those more fortunate than ourselves,

P: Our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts and our dishonesty in our daily life and work,

L: Our negligence in prayer and worship and our failure to commend the faith that is in us,

P: Accept our repentance, O God, for the wrongs we have done. For our neglect of human need and suffering and our indifference to injustice and cruelty,

L: For all false judgments, for uncharitable thoughts toward our neighbors, and for our prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us,

P: For our waste and pollution of your creation and our lack of concern for those who come after us,

Restore us, O God, for your mercy is great.

P: Amen.

 

OR

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past we cannot change; open us to a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more into your likeness and image; through Christ our Lord.

 

Words of Assurance

Lay down your burdens. Give up your sinful ways, and accept the warmth of God’s love, for we have been forgiven, and in Christ are made new again. Look up with hope and live.

 

 

Pastoral Prayer – Prayers of the People – Intercessions

With all our hearts and minds let us pray to the Lord, responding to my words “Lord in your mercy,” with “hear our prayer.”

  • For the peace of the world, for the welfare of the church of God, and for the unity of all peoples, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For the leaders of the nations and those who have responsibility for ordering the lives of our homes and communities, and all those who are charged with the care and nurture of others, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For the poor and oppressed, for those unemployed and destitute, and for prisoners and captives, and those who remember and care for them, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For those who are sick and suffering whose lives are dear to us, especially ______ and those we name before you in our hearts, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For the faithful who have gone before us and are at rest, we give thanks, and pray that you will comfort and guide us as a community and as individuals to better serve as Christ would lead us.

 

OR

Mighty and merciful God, giver of grace and goodness, we come as grateful children this day. We come confessing that we are not always grateful to you or as gracious to others we encounter in the twists and turns of our lives. We thank you that you have promised your forgiveness to us as we place our trust in you. Hear our prayers that we might be forgiven, renewed and restored to a fuller life—the life you have shown us in Jesus the Christ.

 

And hear our prayers for the people you have called to be your church throughout the world. May we together become what you would have us be in fulfillment of Christ’s mission. Help us to lead the way in justice and peace, to help the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison and other kinds of trouble. Help us to serve those who surround us as we would serve Jesus.

 

We pray, O Lord, for those who seek you or who seek to draw closer to you, that they may find you and be found by you. We pray for those near to us in their needs, as we have named them this day, and for those we name in our hearts, and for our own needs.

 

We praise you, O God, for you give us grace to glorify you with our whole lives, through the power and strength of Jesus the Christ.

 

OR

Loving God, you taught your disciples love for one another—love which would manifest itself in selflessness and servanthood. Hear the prayer of your people for our world and all who dwell in it.

 

We lift to you the nations, that they may be rebuilt in justice and in peace, and especially this nation and its leaders. Hear our prayers for the nations. (silence)

 

We lift to you this earth, which you so lovingly created, that as stewards of your gifts we might thankfully use its resources for the good of all. Hear our prayers for your creation. (silence)

 

We pray for this city and for cities and villages around us, that all might work together to strengthen and improve the lives of their citizens. Hear our prayers for the cities. (silence)

 

We pray for your church—both here in this faith community and around the world—that this season of Lent might be a time of renewal in faith and mission on your behalf, and that together we may learn the path of servanthood toward all humanity. Hear our prayer for your church. (silence)

 

We pray for ourselves and our own needs, and the needs of those around us, whose lives are closely linked with our own…   (silence)

To those who are sick and sorrowful, bring your healing and hope. To the grieving, bring your peace. And to the dying bring the joy of your promise to us of eternity with you. For these and all our prayers we offer you, trusting in your goodness and your strength, in the name and spirit of Jesus the Christ.

 

Prayers from Common Worship*

Collect

 

Most merciful God,

who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ

delivered and saved the world:

grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross

we may triumph in the power of his victory;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

 

Lord Jesus Christ,

you have taught us

that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters

we do also for you:

give us the will to be the servant of others

as you were the servant of all,

and gave up your life and died for us,

but are alive and reign, now and for ever.

 

Additional Collect

 

Gracious Father,

you gave up your Son

out of love for the world:

lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,

that we may know eternal peace

through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Collect of the Day (from Book of Common Prayer, 1979**)

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly

wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to

love what you command and desire what you promise; that,

among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts

may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with

you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2018, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

John 12:2—33

 

O God, indeed we would see Jesus,

behold the Lord Jesus in hope

as we discover his hour

approaching in full truth.

Begin in us the insight leading us to sight

whereby we behold the Lord

and, seeing Jesus, live.

 

Service of Table  

While all of our congregations navigate the Sacred Board in a different way, it seems, there are common elements in most, which are provided here.  We would love to hear if your congregation has variations to these elements which we might address in the future. 

 

Offertory / Invitation to Give

Through our offerings we identify with the cause of Christ. We proclaim our concern for all people, and we name them all as our next of kin. We identify with their suffering and grief and we rejoice when good comes to them. God gives both our material resources and our personal time and effort to us. Let us now extend them through the body of Christ into this moment of history and into the whole world.

 

OR

The apostle writes: “My sisters and brothers, I implore you by God’s mercy to offer your very selves to God; a living sacrifice, dedicated and fit for God’s acceptance, the worship offered by mind and heart. Adapt yourselves no longer to the pattern of this present world, but let your minds be remade and your whole nature be transformed. Then you will be able to discern the will of God, and know what is good, acceptable and perfect.

 

Offertory Prayer

We bring our gifts to you, and offer them as symbol of sacrifice and service. We seek to share the story of suffering love that fulfills and conquers death. Bless these gifts and all who give; use our wealth, our time, our abilities for the good of all your people, O Lord.

 

Invitation to the Table

When we as people of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ commune together, our sense of true community is enhanced. When we meet Jesus at his table, class, culture, race, language, economic status and educational achievements are all transcended. Here is a paradox, in our diversity we find unity, when we share the Lord’s bread.

 

Let us approach this time of communion and community not only sharing the bread and wine, but also sharing ourselves, our hopes, our faith, our history and our future. Let the people of God come to share the bread and witness a miracle: The great truths of our faith intersect with the realities of the world around us, and we see anew how God is at work in our world.

 

Come and hear in the recesses of our souls, Christ’s call to here and now, at this table, share his bread so that we may be refreshed and empowered as his people to remember him and therefore live for him. Thus we become a part of the miracle we witness. Let us share the bread in unity and remembrance.

 

OR

In God’s Son Jesus Christ we have received assurance that in giving all we receive everything, that in dying to self we will live, and that in following him we will come to know God fully. As we receive at Christ’s Table the fruits of God’s self-giving in the bread broken and the cup poured out for all, may we find new power for living in his name and in his mission.

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving (Prayers for Bread and Cup)

(The following may be offered as one prayer, or broken between two Elders, if that is the tradition to be followed)

Loving God, in your Son Jesus Christ we have received assurance that in giving all we receive everything, that in dying to self we will live, and that in following him we will come to know you. As we receive at his Table the fruits of your self-giving in the bread broken and the cup poured out for all, we pray that you would pour out your Spirit upon us, and upon these gifts, that we might find new power for living in the name and spirit of him who was made perfect in suffering, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

OR

  1. O God, you bring life from death and raise up all who trust in you. As we break this bread, offered in love for you for all your people, may it be for us the Bread of Life. Strengthen us to live as resurrected people, we pray.
  2. Spirit of God, you join the broken of our world back together, and raise us up as a people to give praise to you. Pour out your life-giving breath upon us as we receive this cup, the Blood of Christ, our hope and our salvation. Raise us with him to serve you all our days in Christ’s name.

 

OR

Holy God, we praise and bless you for creation and the gift of life; and for your abiding love which brings us close to you, the source of all blessing. We thank you for revealing your will for us in the giving of the law and the teaching of the prophets.

 

We thank you especially that in the fullness of time you sent Jesus, born of Mary, to live in our midst, to share in our suffering, and to accept the pain of death at the hands of those whom he loved. We rejoice that in a perfect victory over the grave, you raised Christ with power to become sovereign in your realm.

 

We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to gather your church by whom your work may be done in the world, and through whom we share the gift of eternal life. With the faithful in every place and time, we praise with joy your holy name.

 

Send the power of your Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be for us Christ’s body and blood, and that we might be for the world Christ’s body, until at last we feast with him and all your people at the table of unending joy.

 

 

Conclusion:  Through him, with him, and in him, in the power of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor be to you, O God, now and forever. Amen.

If not previously offered: “And now with the confidence of your children, we offer the prayer our Savior taught us, ‘Our Father…’

 

MORE…

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails for each Sunday’s service.  Visit http://www.thejubileefund.com/ to learn more.

Rev. Tim Graves offers Liturgy Bits with valuable, culturally sensitive and creatively contemplative works, well worth your time.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2017.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw August 2016 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2017; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.   The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992.  The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.   http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Book of Common Prayer (1979), Public domain.

 

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Lent 5B

Lent 5B

 

March 22

 

Scripture (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16 Roman Catholic reading: Psalm 51:3-15 Episcopal reading (RCL): Psalm 51:1-13 or Psalm 119:9-16 United Methodist reading: Psalm 51:1-12

Hebrews 5:5-10 Roman Catholic reading: Hebrews 5:7-9

John 12:20-33

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

The Oremus Hymnal offers many good choices for the lectionary (although this 2010 version will have incorrect calendar dates). Not all are available in Chalice Hymnal, but some may be helpful in congregations where there is not a Chalice Hymnal available. Visit the Oremus Hymnal.

277-Christians, we have met to worship

197-Beneath the cross of Jesus

200-What wondrous love is this

612-O Jesus, I have promised

491-As grain on scattered hillsides

108-Lift high the cross

More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.

 

 

Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:

Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent). A metrical version of the Psalter, for those Psalms not provided in Chalice Hymnal, is being prepared by Rev. David Chafin. Where practical, these may be offered here as well. You may also want to visit http://www.modernpsalter.com/ or

http://lectionarypsalms.org/   

This week: Psalm 51 in part is on p. 743

Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2014-2015, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On Jeremiah 31:31-34

Covenant, abiding with us,

newly inscribed on our heart’s flesh

marks the certainty of promise,

laden for the joy of our God.

Lord, delightful in your coming,

gracious in the dawning witness,

now inscribe by your sublime joy

your instinctive, consoling love.

No longer set in granite, hard

and merciless, cold, taunting stone:

now you bring into this new heart

all your grateful, longing luster.

Come in knowing are we, Savior,

come as you instruct us dearly,

come in your confiding mercy,

we attend, forgiven boldly.

LM     Suggested tune: Cromer

Note: Except where otherwise noted, items are created or adapted by the editor. If you are aware of source notations which are missing, please bring them to his attention. No copyright infringement is intended, but is sure to happen.

Words of Greeting/Call to Prayer (from the United Church of Christ)

L: Be still and know that God is.

P: God was, also, in the beginning.

L: And when all human striving has ceased, God will still be.

P: From everlasting to everlasting, God is God, and alone is worthy to be worshiped.

Prayer of Approach

L: The Lord be with you.

P: And also with you.

L: Let us pray. Living Christ, your earthly ministry was full of struggle as well as joy; yet you were faithful in following God’s will. Breathe your spirit into our lives, so that we may never fall back from the way of discipleship, or the effort of loving. Grant that we may find true joy and peace as we accept the cost of faithful discipleship, through Jesus Christ our Lord (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

Intercessions

With all our hearts and minds let us pray to the Lord, responding to my words “Lord in your mercy,” with “hear our prayer.”

  • For the peace of the world, for the welfare of the church of God, and for the unity of all peoples, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For the leaders of the nations and those who have responsibility for ordering the lives of our homes and communities, and all those who are charged with the care and nurture of others, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For the poor and oppressed, for those unemployed and destitute, and for prisoners and captives, and those who remember and care for them, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For those who are sick and suffering whose lives are dear to us, especially ______ and those we name before you in our hearts, Lord in your mercy, R
  • For the faithful who have gone before us and are at rest, we give thanks, and pray that you will comfort and guide us as a community and as individuals to better serve as Christ would lead us.

 

OR

Loving God, through Jesus Christ you bring light and life to a dark and dying world. We give you thanks and praise for your love which he reveals to us, even today, and for the hope which his life and death and resurrection unfolds for our world. Even as you love the world so greatly and sacrificially in Jesus, help us in his spirit to live and to love your world today, especially as we lift to you the lonely, the hurting, the sick and the dying.

Where there is injustice, renew our mission to do your will and bring about reconciliation, healing and peace. Where there is pain, make us agents of your regenerative power and your healing caress. May we discover and shed abroad your great love among those we encounter who are alone, or grieving or lost. Make us, as your church, your hands and feet and voice in this world, especially as we pray for those whose lives are closely linked with our own and for the needs we bring with us this day which we offer to you in silence.

As we celebrate your presence with us this day and commit ourselves to you afresh within the covenant of your love, help us to be a willing church—ready to do whatever the day demands, in order to bring the joy of your resurrection to those of our world who have no cause to celebrate. In this Lenten season, awaken us, empower us, renew us, to be faithful to you in the Spirit of Christ.

Prayers from Common Worship*

Collect

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for you: give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us, but are alive and reign, now and for ever.

Alternative Collect

Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world: lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect of the Day (from Book of Common Prayer, 1979**)

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly

wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to

love what you command and desire what you promise; that,

among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts

may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with

you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2014-2015, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

John 12:20-33

Assuredly we know, O God, our longing:

We would see Jesus.

So in our seeking let the hour arrive,

the hour succumbing to revealing life,

the glory you adorn, our God.

So looking to see Jesus, lift our eyes

that we behold him lifted high

to draw us all in love.

Service of Table

Preparation (Invitation)

Through our offerings we identify with the cause of Christ. We proclaim our concern for all people, and we name them all as our next of kin. We identify with their suffering and grief and we rejoice when good comes to them. God gives both our material resources and our personal time and effort to us. Let us now extend them through the body of Christ into this moment of history and into the whole world.

 

Offertory Prayer

Holy one, your heart abounds with gifts. Receive this offering as a sign of our trust in you and our intention to live surrounded by your mercy, inspired by your Spirit, open to the joy of your presence, hospitable to one another, and generous toward your world. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

(The following may be offered as one prayer, or broken between two Elders, if that is the tradition to be followed)

Loving God, in your Son Jesus Christ we have received assurance that in giving all we receive everything, that in dying to self we will live, and that in following him we will come to know you. As we receive at his Table the fruits of your self-giving in the bread broken and the cup poured out for all, we pray that you would pour out your Spirit upon us, and upon these gifts, that we might find new power for living in the name and spirit of him who was made perfect in suffering, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Conclusion: Through him, with him, and in him, in the power of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor be to you, O God, now and forever. Amen.

[if not previously offered: “And now with the confidence of your children, we offer the prayer our Savior taught us, ‘Our Father…’”]

MORE…

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails for each Sunday’s service. Visit http://www.thejubileefund.com/ to learn more.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University.

Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw (Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful.  Read more here.

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2014. Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2014 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2014; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.   The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992. The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.   http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Book of Common Prayer (1979), Public domain.

 

NOTE: We hope you return to this posting often (and are subscribed to the feed by email, on Facebook or your favorite reader), since the content of each week’s posting may change several times before Sunday. We’d also like to include your content, even after the fact, since everything will roll around again in 3 years, and your contributions may find new life in the great cycle of the lectionary. Send your comments or content here.

 

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