Notable Feast Days this Week:

March 2 - John Wesley, 1791 (Anglican and Lutheran) 
March 2 - Charles Wesley, 1788 (Anglican and Lutheran)
March 3 - Non, mother of David of Wales, 6th century
March 4 - Casimir of Poland, 1484 (Roman Catholic)
March 5 - Kieran, Saighir, 530
March 6 - Tibba, Castor, c.680
March 7 - Perpetua, Felicity & Co, 203 AD (Western)
March 7 - Paul the Simple, Egypt, 339
March 8 - Hermes, Romans 16:14 (Eastern)

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 12:1-4a
Psalm 121
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17 

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Purple

------- Second Sunday in Lent ------- March 8, 2020

Faith and Life Through Jesus

Like Abraham, we are called to follow God in faith (Genesis 12:1-4). We must keep our eyes fixed on the one who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121). God cares for us and has promised to provide rest and grace for those who put their faith in him (Romans 4:1-5, 13-17). God came to us through Jesus so that we might be made new and inherit eternal life through his name (John 3:1-17).

Scripture Readings
Psalm 121

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth...the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."

Commentary on Psalm 32
SpurgeonBenedict XVI,
Jeremy Bouma

Psalm 121Genesis 12,
Romans 4, John 3

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 121

Genesis 12:1-4a
God promises to bless Abram

Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Abraham received God's promises through faith, we should do the same

John 3:1-17
God loved the world and sent Jesus so we could become children of God
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"By this [lifting up of the serpent], he proclaimed the mystery where he declared that he would break the power of the serpent, which occasioned the transgression of Adam. He [would bring] salvation to those who believe on him because of this sign (i.e., his crucifixion)—salvation from the fangs of the serpent, which are wicked deeds, idolatries and other unrighteous acts.… Just as God commanded the sign to be made by the brazen serpent—and yet he is blameless—even so, though a curse lies in the law against persons who are crucified, yet no curse lies on the Christ of God, by whom all that have committed things worthy of a curse are saved." - Justin Martyr
Lent Resources

Art and Poetry Worship  Music/Video/Audio Lent for Children Reading
Collect for The Second Sunday in Lent
"O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."  -from The Book of Common Prayer

Prayer for Lent
"O Lord, we ask you mercifully to receive the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord." -The Gregorian Sacramentary (6th Century)
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Second Sunday in Lent from 

Hymns related to Psalm 121 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

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

I To the Hills Will Lift My Eyes (Psalm 121)
 | Scottish Psalter | Leadsheet

I Lift My Eyes Up (Psalm 121) | by Brian Doerksen| Leadsheet 

I Lift Up My Eyes (Psalm 121) | by Derek and Emily Moore

Psalm 121 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 121 | The Verses Project

Free Psalm 121 Choral Scores

Psalm 121 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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