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March 7, 2021

The Third Sunday in Lent


The Decalogue: Traditional
God spake these words, and said:
I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have none
other gods but me.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth
beneath, or in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow
down to them, nor worship them.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Thou shalt not steal.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Thou shalt not covet.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

March 7, 2021
10:30 AM
Fr Brant Hazlett

Fr Hazlett had a fall in the snow and was unable to come last week.  We are sending prayers for his recovery.

Altar Guild
Mary Nelle & Esther

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March 6  Pat Alexander
March 8  Janet Presson
March 9  Don Fletcher
March 10  Brian Lewis


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Lectionary readings for Lent

These readings present us with a short course in the history of salvation: definitive moments in the past in which God’s intention to save the human race is revealed. Each year the Old Testament readings are as follows:

  •      Lent I: A story of the origin of the human race or the origin of the Hebrew people. 
  •      Lent II: A story of Abraham and Sarah. 
  •      Lent III: A story from the exodus of Israel. 
  •      Lent IV: A story of God restoring Israel and reaffirming the covenant. 
  •      Lent V: A prophetic vision of the kingdom yet to come.

These passages are our story and our hope. They are the heritage of the people of God, and they were fulfilled in the dying and rising of Jesus. In Jesus the cross becomes the tree of life and the flood becomes the saving waters of Baptism; the promise to Abraham and Sarah is fulfilled when God offers the only-begotten Son in sacrifice; Jesus becomes the New Covenant; our exile from God is ended as Jesus brings us home in the Resurrection; the promise made through the prophets is realized.



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Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

March 7, 2021 - Year B


The Collect
Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of 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 liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   Amen
Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17

20 And God spoke all these words, saying,

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

“You shall have no other gods before[a] me.

“You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; 11 for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

13 “You shall not kill.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Psalm 19

1      The heavens declare the glory of God, *
     and the firmament shows his handiwork.
2      One day tells its tale to another, *
     and one night imparts knowledge to another.
3      Although they have no words or language, *
     and their voices are not heard,
4      Their sound has gone out into all lands, *
     and their message to the ends of the world.
5      In the deep has he set a pavilion for the sun; *
     it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber;
     it rejoices like a champion to run its course.

6      It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens
and runs about to the end of it again; *
     nothing is hidden from its burning heat.
7      The law of the Lord is perfect
and revives the soul; *
     the testimony of the Lord is sure
and gives wisdom to the innocent.
8      The statutes of the Lord are just
and rejoice the heart; *
     the commandment of the Lord is clear
and gives light to the eyes.
9      The fear of the Lord is clean
and endures for ever; *
     the judgments of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
10    More to be desired are they than gold,
more than much fine gold, *
     sweeter far than honey,
than honey in the comb.
11    By them also is your servant enlightened, *
     and in keeping them there is great reward.
12    Who can tell how often he offends? *
     cleanse me from my secret faults.
13    Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;
let them not get dominion over me; *
     then shall I be whole and sound,
     and innocent of a great offense.
14    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my
heart be acceptable in your sight, *
     O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart.”

20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Gospel:  John 2:13-22

13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for thy house will consume me.” 18 The Jews then said to him, “What sign have you to show us for doing this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he spoke of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.


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