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Lent: Wednesday February 24, 2021

Song: ”Take My Life and Let It Be”

Lectionary Readings: (Read online)

Proverbs 30:1-9, Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 77

Lectionary Scripture Highlight: Matthew 4:1-4

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Prayer of the Day
Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to cleave to those that shall abide; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Lent: Tuesday February 23, 2021

Song: ”Surrender”

Lectionary readings:  (Read online)
Job 5:8-27, 1 Peter 3:8-18a, Psalm 77

Lectionary Scripture Highlight: 1 Peter 3:13-18

13 Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? 14 But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, 15 but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; 16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.

Prayer of the Day
The Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.”

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Lent: Monday February 22, 2021

Song: ”I Am the Light of the World”

Lectionary readings:  (Read online)

Job 4:1-21, Ephesians 2:1-10, Psalm 77

Lectionary Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Prayer of the Day
Lord, may Lent be a time of inward searching that makes me more able to look with compassion at the needs of the world. Amen.

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Lent: First Sunday of Lent February 21, 2021

Today’s Sermon Title: The Blasphemy in the Wildness


Sermon Scripture: Nehemiah 9:18-19A
Even when they had cast an image of a calf for themselves and said, ‘This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,’ and had committed great blasphemies, you in your great mercies did not forsake them in the wilderness.


Song: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”


Lectionary Readings: (Read online)

Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15


Lectionary Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.


Prayer of the Day

Holy God, heavenly Father, in the waters of the flood you saved the chosen, and in the wilderness of temptation you protected your Son from sin. Renew us in the gift of baptism. May your holy angels be with us, that the wicked foe may have no power over us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Celebrating God’s Name
One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matt. 4:4)

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Lent: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Song: ”All the Poor and Powerless”


Lectionary Readings: (Read online)
Psalm 32, Matthew 9:2-13, Psalm 25:1-10

Lectionary Scripture: Psalm 32

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried upas by the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not stay near you. Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord.  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.


Prayer of the Day
We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. Rescue those of our number in distress…assist the needy; heal the sick; feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak…Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child, and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

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Lent: Friday, February 19, 2021

Song: ”Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”


Lectionary Readings: (Read online)
Daniel 9:15-25a, 2 Timothy 4:1-5, Psalm 25:1-10

Lectionary Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-5
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you:  proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.  For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.  As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.

Prayer of the Day
Father, You have taught us to overcome our sins by prayer, fasting, and works of mercy. When we are discouraged by our weakness, give us confidence in Your love. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with Your and the Holy Spirit One God, for ever and ever.

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Lent: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Song: ”In the Secret”


Lectionary Readings (Read Online)

Daniel 9:1-14, 1 John 1:3-10, Psalm 25:1-10

Lectionary Scripture: Psalm 25:1-10

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord! Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.  He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

Prayer of the Day
Lord, as we enter Lent help us to draw near to you in praise, stripping away all that distracts us from worship. Amen

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Lent: Ash Wednesday 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday’s Sermon Title: Do Not Blaspheme God’s Name (Watch Service)

Sermon Scripture: Exodus 20:2, 7
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. […] You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.


Song of the Day: “For Healing of the Nations”

Lectionary Readings (Link to Verses)
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12, Psalm 51:1-17,
2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Lectionary Scripture: Psalm 51:1-4
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
According to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;
So you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, you hate nothing you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and honest hearts, so that, truly repenting of our sins, we may receive from you, the God of all mercy, full pardon and forgiveness through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Prayer of Ashes
Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer

Celebrating God’s Name
Return to the LORD, your God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. (Joel 2:13)

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