Sunday, March 5, 2017

First Sunday in Lent

Watchword for the Week — Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart. Psalm 32:11

Sunday, March 5 — Genesis 2:15–17,3:1–7; Psalm 32

Romans 5:12–19; Matthew 4:1–11

The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it. Amos 8:11,12

Simon Peter answered, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:68–69

We gather to worship, O Lord, eager to hear words that breathe new life into weary bodies, sustain and comfort those in distress and encourage us all to new depths of love and service. Fill our yearnings with your presence. Amen.