Notable Feast Days this Week
April 1 - Mary of Egypt, 421 
April 2 - Nicetius, Lyon, 573
April 3 - Nicetas the Confessor, 824
April 4 - Isidore of Seville, 636
April 5 - Vincent Ferrer, 1419 (Roman Catholic)
April 6 - The Martyrs of Persia, 345
April 7 - George the Younger, Mytilene, 821


Revised Common Lectionary

Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

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

-------- Fifth Sunday in Lent -------- April 7, 2019 (Year C)
Confidence in Christ
God continually promises to deliver his people and provide for them for his names' sake (Isaiah 43:16-21). God's past deliverance provides hope for those who are weeping in the present (Psalm 126). Our confidence is in Christ, and not in our selves, as we continue to press on in faith, participating in Christ's suffering, death and resurrection (Philippians 3:4-14). In humility, we follow Mary's example by laying all that we have at Jesus' feet (John 12:1-8). 
Scripture Readings
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy...Those who go out weeping...will return with songs of joy...

Commentary on Psalm 126

Benedict XVI

Psalm 126, Isaiah 43
Philippians 3, John 12
Isaiah 43:16-21
The Lord provides water in the wilderness

Philippians 3:4b-14
To know Christ and his resurrection

John 12:1-8
Mary anoints Jesus for his burial

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Practicing Prayer
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  
-The Book of Common Prayer
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Singing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Hymn suggestions for The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year C) from 

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Celtic Psalms from Lent into Eastefrom Kiran Irene Young Wimberly

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Son of God, immortal Love | by Alfred Tennyson and George Elvey | Leadsheet

Psalm 126 | by Isaac Wardell | Leadsheet

Psalm 126 (The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us) | by Jaime Cortez | Leadsheet

Psalm 126 (You Have Done Great Things) | by Charlie Hall | Chord Chart

Psalm 126 | SATB Choral Versions

Psalm 126 | Anglican Chant RSCM Common Worship Psalter 

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Psalm 126 | Genevan Resources 
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