Notable Feast Days this Week
March 25 - The Annunciation of Our Lord
March 25 - Dismas "The Good Thief" (Roman Catholic)
March 26 - Braulio, Saragossa, 651
March 27 - John of Damascus, 749
March 28 - Herodion, Rom. 16:11 (Eastern)
March 29 - Mark B & Cyril, Lebanon, 365
March 30 - John Climacus, Sinai, 649
March 31 - Acacius the Confessor, 251


Revised Common Lectionary

Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Purple

-------- Fourth Sunday in Lent -------- March 31, 2019 (Year C)
God Cares for the Lost
"God cares for his people (Joshua 5:9-12) and forgives our sins. We can trust him and his steadfast love - he is our refuge in times of distress (Psalm 32). Through Christ, we become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:16-21) and are heirs to the kingdom of God (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)." -Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
Scripture Readings
Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered...When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me...Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity...You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble...

Commentary on Psalm 32
John Paul II, Sermon Writer

Psalm 32, Joshua 5
2 Corinthians 5, Luke 15
Joshua 5:9-12
Israel eats bread and grain

2 Corinthians 5:16-21
The mystery and ministry of reconciliation

Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
The parable of the forgiving father

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Annunciation of Our Lord (March 25)
March 25th marks nine months from the celebration of Christ's birth on December 25th. For hundreds of years, many within the Western church observed March 25 as "New Year's Day," marking time by the advent of the Incarnation into the womb of Mary. The significance of this event within the context of salvation history is worthy of meditation.

Quotes from C.S. Lewis & Martin Luther on the Annunciation.
Prayer for the Annunciation from The Book of Common Prayer
Scripture Readings for the Annunciation
A Prayer
by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), from "A Prayer of Picus Mirandula Unto God," 1510.

Grant I thee pray such heat into mine heart,
That to this love of thine may be equal;
God grant me from Sathanas service to astart,
With whom me rueth so long to have be thrall;
Grant me good Lord and creator of all,
The flame to quench of all sinful desire,
And in thy love set all mine heart afire.

That when the journey of this deadly life
My silly ghost hath finished, and thence
Departed must without his fleshly wife;
Alone into his lord’s high presence,
He may thee find: O well of indulgence,
In thy lordship not as a lord: but rather
As a very tender, loving father.
Practicing Prayer
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.  -The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning Prayer (View and Download)
Resources for Daily Prayer
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Singing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Hymn suggestions for The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year C) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 32 from

Psalm 32 (Refrain) | by Sarah 
Majorins, 2014. 
*This refrain works well in-between spoken prayers of confession Leadsheet  

Jesus, Lover of My Soul | Words by Charles Wesley/Music by Greg Thompson Leadsheet and Piano Music 

Jesus, Lover of My Soul | Words by Charles Wesley / ABERYSTWYTH Melody | Leadsheet

God Be With You Till Me Meet Again (Psalm 32:7-8) | Words by /Music by The Welcome Wagon Leadsheet 

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me | Words by Augustus Toplady, 1776 / Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830 | Leadsheet 

Lord Have Mercy (Only Say the Word) By Philip Majorins| Leadsheet 

Abide With Me | Words by Henry Lyte and Justin Smith/Music by Justin Smith | Leadsheet

Phos Hilaron Music: Tallis Melody, arranged by Church of the Apostles Chord Chart  

Psalm 32 | Metrical Options

Psalm 32 | Genevan Resources 
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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