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?

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7   

Psalm 32             

Romans 5:12-19               

Matthew 4:1-11


Hymns and songs

Temptation by George Stuart, based on Matthew 4:1-11

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Genesis 12:1-4a               

Psalm 121           

Romans 4:1-5, 13-17      

John 3:1-17


Matthew 17:1-9

Hymns and songs

Born Again by George Stuart, inspired by John 3:1-9 and Matthew 17:1-9

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Exodus 17:1-7   

Psalm 95             

Romans 5:1-11

John 4:5-42


Hymns and songs

Jesus speaks to the Woman of Samaria, by George Stuart, inspired by John 4:5-9

Living Water, by George Stuart, inspired by John 4:13-14

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1 Samuel 16:1-13             

Psalm 23             

Ephesians 5:8-14             

John 9:1-41

Hymns and songs

Healing on the Sabbath, by George Stuart, inspired by John 9:13-16a

Hope and Light by George Stuart, inspired by John 9:5

Is it God’s will?  by George Stuart, Australia, inspired by John 9:1-3

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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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