season of Lent

Second Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year B.

Lord Jesus Christ, You call us to come To be with you, And to bear the cost Of giving up our false self. By your Spirit help me To see you, To hear you, To follow you in all of life, To Jerusalem and resurrection. Amen Read slowly. Listen deeply. Indwell the scripture. Season of… Read more »

Ash Wednesday and First Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year B.

Prayer before reading: Holy Spirit Open the eyes of my soul And the ears of my heart To see To hear. Amen Read slowly. Listen deeply. Indwell the scripture. Ash Wednesday and First Sunday in Lent Just as Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit, so the lectionary readings lead us into… Read more »

Palm Sunday

& archive, Year A.

Jubilation and grief: entering Jerusalem If our gospel companions had wondered when Jesus would finally declare himself as Messiah, they wonder no more. They are sure the day has finally come! Join the festive crowd as you enter Matthew’s narrative, and walk alongside Jesus as you read Matthew 21:1-11 and Luke 19:41-44. As Jesus is… Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year A.

Our lectionary readings lead us into two graveyards – the first in Ezekiel 27, and then another in John 11. First we are called to stand with Ezekiel in a valley, surrounded by human bones strewn across the valley floor.  We also gather with Mary, Martha, and their neighbors at the entrance to the tomb… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year A.

  Jesus knew as he began his ministry, what his work is about, and Who it is that would empower him: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor proclaim release to the captives bring recovery of sight to the blind and let… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year A.

Prayer before reading: Lord Jesus Christ, You  call us to come To be with you. By your Spirit help me To see you, To hear you, To receive your Spirit, To be led by your Spirit. Amen Read slowly. Listen deeply. Indwell the scripture. Season of Lent:  Week Three As we enter the narratives in… Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year A.

Prayer before reading: Lord Jesus Christ, You  call us to come To be with you. By your Spirit help me To see you, To hear you, To receive your Spirit, To be led by your Spirit. Amen Read slowly. Listen deeply. Indwell the scripture. Season of Lent:  Week Two This week the Lenten journey takes… Read more »

First Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year A.

Prayer before reading: Lord Jesus Christ, You  call us to come To be with you. By your Spirit help me To see you, To hear you, To receive your Spirit, To be led by your Spirit. Amen Read slowly. Listen deeply. Indwell the scripture. Season of Lent:  Week One The Lenten journey draws us into… Read more »