A: Lent

Lectionary readings & resources for Lent Year A…

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May this year’s journey towards Easter be one which we enter in spirit and in truth. –– Lynne Roberts, Australia

Do we speak of pancakes? Emptying the larder? Mardi Gras?

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Psalm 130           

Romans 8:6-11              

John 11:1-45

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Offering Dedication

Pray with me. Spirit of Life, bless the offerings we have brought this morning that they might be used to bring new life into our world. And bless our bodies and minds, that we might use them to breathe new life into your kin-dom here on earth. Amen.

Prayer of Confession — Earl Roberts, USA

We confess that we do not always want our lives restored or renewed. Speaking truth to the things and the people who bind us is very scary. Our ‘burial bandages’ not only bind us tightly, but they also keep us thinking we are secure, hidden away in our tombs. Call us forth to discover that freedom overcomes slavery and life overcomes death. Amen.

Hymns and songs

Jesus Weeps by George Stuart, Australia — inspired by John 11: 25, 38-45

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