Notable Feast Days this Week:

March 9 - Gregory of Nyssa, 395 (Anglican and Roman)
March 10 - Quadratus & Co, Corinth, 258 AD
March 11 - Clean Monday, Orthodox Lent begins
March 11 - Angus the Culdee, Ireland, 624
March 12 - Gregory the Great, Rome, 604
March 13 - Gerald of Mayo, 732
March 14 - Benedict of Nursia, 547 (Eastern)
March 15 - Leocritia, Spain, 859

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Purple

-------- Third Sunday in Lent -------- March 15, 2020

Living Water

"Water is used throughout Scripture as a symbol of faith. In the Old Testament, it sometimes foreshadows Christ's sacrifice for our sins (Exodus 17:1-7). In the New Testament, Jesus offers forgiveness to all, regardless of race or past misdeeds, and 'living water,' which is the Holy Spirit and eternal life (John 4:5-42). Through his death, we are reconciled to God (Romans 5:1-11), our Creator and King, to whom we offer praise and thanks for our salvation (Psalm 95)."
- Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional

Scripture Readings
Psalm 95

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord...For the Lord is the great God...Come, let us bow down in worship...for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture..."

Commentary on Psalm 95
John Paul II

Psalm 95Exodus 17,
Romans 5, John 4

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 95

Exodus 17:1-7
Water from the rock

Romans 5:1-11
Reconciled to God

John 4:5-42
The Samaritan woman at Jacob's well

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"The woman immediately believed, showing that she was not only much wiser than Nicodemus but also more courageous. For when he heard ten thousand things like this, he neither invited any others to hear what he heard, nor did he himself speak openly (about his encounter). But she exhibited the actions of an apostle, preaching the gospel to everyone she could and calling them to Jesus. She even drew out a whole city to hear him. When Nicodemus heard Jesus, his reaction was, "How can these things be?" And when Christ set before him a clear illustration utilizing "the wind," even then he did not receive the word of God. But this is not the case with the woman. At first she doubted, but afterward, receiving the Word not by any regular demonstration but in the form of an assertion, she immediately hurried to embrace it."

- ChrysostomHomilies on the Gospel of John, 32:1

Art and Poetry Worship  Music/Video/Audio
Collect for The Third Sunday in Lent
"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." 
-from The Book of Common Prayer

Prayer for Lent
"Almighty and everlasting God, by whom that begins to be which was not and that which lay hidden is made visible, cleanse away the folly of our heart and purify us from our secret vices, that we may be able to serve you, O Lord, with pure mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." -The Gregorian Sacramentary (6th Century)
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Third Sunday in Lent from 

Hymns related to Psalm 95 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select

There is a Fountain Filled With Blood | Words by William Cowper | Leadsheets

Come, Worship the Lord (Psalm 95)
 | by John Michael Talbot | Leadsheet 

Come, Christians Join to Sing | by Christian Bateman | Leadsheet | Capo

All I Have is Yours | by Sojourn Music | Leadsheet

‚ÄčThe Lamb Has Overcome | by Luke Morton | Leadsheet

Come to the Fount | by Bruce Benedict | Leadsheet

Psalm 95 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Free Psalm 95 Choral Scores

Psalm 95 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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