Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 26th

Fourth Sunday in Lent

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm 23

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9: 1-41

“Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”

Question for Third Week of Lent

(Because the thirsty Israelites quarreled with Moses and put the Lord to the test, Moses cried out in desperation to the Lord. The Lord commanded Moses to strike the rock to provide water for the people. The doubt-filled question – “Is the Lord among us or not?” – received a very positive answer.

Read Exodus 17: 1 – 7

Do you have a quarrel with God? What is it?

Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 19

Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 17: 1-7

Psalm 95

Romans 5: 1-11

John 4: 5 – 42

Prayer of the Day: “Merciful God, the fountain of living water, you quench our thirst and wash away our sin. Give us this water always. Bring us to drink from the well that flows with the beauty of your truth through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”

Question for Second Week in Lent

(In the person and example of Abraham we discover that a right relationship with God does not involve earning a reward from God but entails trusting God’s promises. Abraham is the forebear and model for both Jews and Gentiles, because we too trust that ours is a God who gives life to the dead.)

After reading Romans 4: 1-5,

In what ways has God uniquely equipped or positioned you to share your faith with others?