Notable Feast Days this Week
March 18 - Cyril of Jerusalem, 386
March 19 - Joseph, Husband of Mary (Western)
March 20 - Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, 687
March 20 - Martyrs of Mar Saba, 796
March 20 - Wulfram, Netherlands, 703
March 21 - Benedict of Nursia, 547 (Traditional)
March 21 - Enda, Ireland, c.530
March 22 - Basil of Ancyra, 362
March 23 - Victorian and Co, Carthage, 484
March 24 - Gabriel the Archangel

Revised Common Lectionary

Isaiah 55:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

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

-------- Third Sunday in Lent -------- March 24, 2019 (Year C)
Thirsting for God in the Wilderness
God provides refreshment for the thirsty (Isaiah 55:1-9). Humbly seek God's presence, remember his blessings and praise his name (Psalm 63:1-8). We learn from those who have gone through the wilderness before us and ask God to help us endure our own times of temptation (1 Corinthians 10:1-13). God is gracious, but the consequences of refusing to repent stand as a warning for all (Luke 13:1-9).
Scripture Readings
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live... 

Commentary on Psalm 63
John Paul II

Psalm 63, Isaiah 55
1 Corinthians 10, Luke 13
Isaiah 55:1-9
Come to the water

1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Israel baptized in cloud and water

Luke 13:1-9
The parable of the fig tree

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
'Mid Lent,' by Christiana Rossetti

Is any grieved or tired? Yea, by God's Will:

Surely God's Will alone is good and best:

O weary man, in weariness take rest,

O hungry man, by hunger feast thy fill.

Discern thy good beneath a mask of ill,

Or build of loneliness thy secret nest:

At noon take heart, being mindful of the west,

At night wake hope, for dawn advances still.

At night wake hope. Poor soul, in such sore need

Of wakening and of girding up anew,

Hast thou that hope which fainting doth pursue?

No saint but hath pursued and hath been faint;

Bid love wake hope, for both thy steps shall speed,

Still faint yet still pursuing, O thou saint.
Practicing Prayer
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  -The Book of Common Prayer
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Singing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Hymn suggestions for The Third Sunday of Lent (Year C) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 63 from

Come to the Fount | by Bruce Benedict | Leadsheet

Psalm 63 | by Turlough O’Carolan | Chord Charts

I Have Seen You (Psalm 63) | by Matt Searles | Leadsheet

As Long as I Live (Psalm 63) | by Brian Eichelberger | Chord Chart

Psalm 63 | by Paxon Jeancake | Lead SheetLead Sheet (capo 2)Piano Chart

O God Eternal, You Are My God | Arranged by Sarah Majorins | Leadsheet

Sometimes by Step | by Rich Mullins | Leadsheets

Psalm 63 | Metrical Options

Psalm 63 | Genevan Resources 

Psalm 63 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant
Music for Listening
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