Live the Word to Sunday


Live the Word to Sunday, a Lectionary Discussion

Preparing the way for the Lord, to let God’s Word work in your life during the week to make your worship experience more meaningful. Sermons during Worship services are often based upon the Revised Common Lectionary. You are invited to join us in a small group bible study, Sunday morning between the services, from 10 to 11 o’clock.

Previous week (3/12/2017, Second Sunday in Lent) Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 ; Matthew 17:1-9
Prior week (3/19/2017, Third Sunday in Lent) Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11 ; John 4:5-42
Last week (3/26/2017, Fourth Sunday in Lent) 1 Samuel 15:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14 ; John 9:1-41

Spril 2, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

Walking through the season of Lent we turn our walk toward Jerusalem, as Jesus leads us to his Glory through Holy walk and on to Easter. Our liturgy leads us from this year through the Gospel of Matthew, the first year of a three year cycle. As you read this week, consider how the Living Word speaks to you. Jesus is calling you to respond to his Word. Consider the hopeful questions: Where does my help come from? Where do I see God active in the world? How is God calling me to live my life? These scriptures point us toward these profound questions and to faith and to the saving grace of God. It is our hope and prayer that your worship experience be enhanced as you gain a greater sense that God is with you in Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel 37:1-14 – The hand of the LORD came upon me and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley…”
Psalm 130 – Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord…
Romans 8:6-11 – To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the spirit….”
John 11:1-45 – Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany…”

Next week (4/9/2017, Psalm Sunday) Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11 ; Matthew 26:14-27:66
Week after next (4/16/2017, Easter Sunday) Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:34-43 ; Matthew 28:1-10
And then (4/23/2017, Second Sunday of Easter) Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9 ; John 20:19-31

May the Living Word dwell and lead your heart. May you hear and respond to the Word fully, by seeking to live as Jesus intended and coming to know him through his grace and healing power. May the power of Living Word bring the presence of God in you. To God be the Glory.

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