Weekly Newsletter – March 14, 2022                               Print version

The week ahead...

Next Sunday, the Common Cup returns !


  • 9AM Begin the day with our 9am gathering for Intercessory Prayer in the Chapel. These are special prayers for those in need.

  • 10:30AM Bible Study in the Library of the Parish Hall.
    This week we discuss the 3rd Chapter of Revelation

  • 12:05PM Litany of Healing begins in the Chapel. This worship service celebrates Holy Eucharist.

  • ~12:45PM Immediately after the noon service Father Patrick and JT bring our Big Love to the internet with Via Media.

  • 2pm Casting Nets is Back ! Our after-school program resumes with 17 of our previous students and 5 new.

  • 5:30PM Wednesday Evenings Compline in the Chapel.

  • 6PM Our Annual Lenten Soup Suppers continue with a meal prepared by our Vestry.
    Following dinner our Inquirer’s Class continues.
    EYC group, Pre-YC activities and Nursery available.
    This week’s discussion: The Liturgy.

    CHECK OUT LAST WEEK’S CASTING NETS:

 

SATURDAY
LENT-urgical Arts Continue
PLEASE NOTE a change in our schedule!
Pysanky Egg Decorating will be April 2nd


March 19th
  
We will be “writing” Icons or, Iconography.

Check out our recent embroidery workshop to the right!
AND, check out our finished bowls from last week below.

See the entire Program HERE

 

Check out this past Saturday’s Workshop:




THIS SATURDAY WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
We will be receiving the participants walk the Camino De La Costa del Golfo and
need help driving folks back to their cars (Great Southern Golf Club) around 10:30am.
NEXT SATURDAY,  March 26th, we will be hosting the start of the Lenten Walk.


Beyond this week

THERE WILL BE NO MEN’S GRILLIN’ GROUP
Tuesday, March 29th.

The gentlemen of the Grillin’ Group are hosting our Lenten Soup Supper on the 30th for the Bishop’s Visit !

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT
 Tuesday, March 29th
The ladies of the parish are invited to the District on the Alley in Gulfport.  We will gather around 5:30 for social time  with meal beginning at 6PM. Contact Maryem Hopkins, Jan Shook or Jane Swett






“The Seven Sorrows of Mary”
A very special musical presentation
Sunday,March 27, 2022 – 5PM



THE BISHOP IS COMING !
Wednesday, March 30th
While here, he will perform Confirmations,
Reaffirmations, Receptions and Baptisms. 
In anticipation of the Bishop’s visit,
Inquirer’s Classes will begin immediately.

We are offering two opportunities each week to participate in these classes.
Wednesday Evenings as a part of our Community Compline Dinner
and Discussions and Sunday Mornings, between the services

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN OF MISSISSIPPI 
SPRING CONFERENCE  
SAT. APRIL 2, 2022 
  REV. CAROL MEAD, SPEAKER 
Rector of St. Peter’s By-the-Lake, and Author of
several books including “ORDINARY TIME” 

Hosted by the ECW of St. Peter’s By-the-Lake Episcopal Church
1954 Spillway Rd., Brandon, MS 39047

Registration 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
ECW General Meeting 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The Rev. Carol Mead, Speaker 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
ECW Board Meeting 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

$20.00 PER PERSON    

RSVP by Monday, March 18 to episcopalchurchwomenms@gmailcom or 

cell# 601-757-3276 (Martha Morgan, President)

Walking the Beach Lenten Pilgrimage 2022
Saturdays in Lent walk about 6 miles from church to church

Gulf Coast Episcopal  Churches invite you to gather for fellowship, worship, & the spiritual practice of walking.
Let’s set aside time for prayer, meditation, and community formation.

Ways to participate:

Walk entire 6 miles, or your preferred distance 
Help provide food, water, worship at beginning, middle, or end of walk
Provide rides to walkers back to their cars at the end of the walk
 

Gather at 8:30 Saturday morning for breakfast and worship and begin your walk

March 19 – Great Southern Golf  to St Peter’s Gulfport    
Hosted by St Mark’s and St Peter’s

March 26 – St Peter’s Gulfport to St Patrick’s on the beach   
Hosted by St Peter’s and St Patrick’s

April 2 – St Patrick’s on the beach to Trinity Pass Christian    
Hosted by St Patrick’s and Trinity

April 9 – Trinity Pass Christian to Christ Church Bay St Louis  
Hosted by Trinity and Christ Church  

For more information go to our Facebook page
Camino de la Costa del Golfo

or contact

Rev’d Marian Fortner – mailto:mfdfortner@gmail.com

Rev’d Jane Bearden – mailto:janebbearden@gmail.com
 

Registration by email or messaging is encouraged, but not required.

Each participant will receive a shell (reminder of Baptism) and a Passport (to document journey).

 

Each of the six Saturdays in Lent we’ll be conducting a hybrid version of quiet days and Liturgical Arts. Our choice of projects has been made
to blend with quiet, meditative prayer time; creating with intention.
Schedule

March 12th  10am – 2pm
We will stitch finger labyrinths using cloth, burlap or fabric. Finger labyrinths, like full sized walking labyrinths, are a tool for meditation.
March 19    10am – 2pm
Joy Jennings will lead us in a beginners’ class in Iconography. Icon painting follows a set of rules and utilizes special painting techniques and materials
March 26    10am – 2pm
We will make Anglican Rosaries, learn  the significance of each part and learn the proper techniques for praying with a rosary
April 2nd   10am – 2pm
We’ll construct water color mosaics utilizing collage techniques.
April 9   
10am – 2pm
We will conclude our Lent-urgical Arts with a Seasonal finale…
Pyzanky Eggs! Decorated with carefully applied wax and dyed similar to batik fabric these eggs were not meant to be hidden !

We ask that reservation be made so that we can secure enough supplies for everyone. Cost for each workshop is a suggested donation of $15 each or $75 for all 6. Please sign up ASAP by contacting Gail 228-760-0179 or use the form on our website: https://stpetersbytheseagulfport.com/lent-urgical-arts-and-quiet-days/


Palm Cross Folding
We will be folding Palm Crosses on Friday, April 8th, at 9am.

Palm Sunday Lessons & Carols

presented by
St. Peter’s
Handbell Choir
Sunday, April 10, 2022, 5PM





CBG RETURNS !

Camp Bratton Green is returning this Summer.
Learn more here.

Donate to the continuing improvements to the Gray Center and CBG
DONATE


 





We want to honor all of our
Graduating High School Seniors
 in May !
Do you have a graduate in your family ? Please send their name a short bio to us and we’ll celebrate their achievements during an 8am or 10:30am service.




Parish Clean Up day !
Join us on the Saturday following Easter, 9am – noon.

Parish Baby Shower
We’re planning a “stock-the-nursery” event. Watch this space for upcoming info.

Weekly Worship Schedule 

Wednesday Wave

9:00am Intercessory Prayer
in the Chapel
10:30am Bible Study
in the Great Room
12:05 pm Litany of Healing
in the Chapel
~12:40 pm Via Media
on the Internet
2pm Casting Nets is Back !
5:30pm Evening Compline
in the Chapel
6pm Lenten Soup Supper and
Inquirer’s Class
in the Parish Hall

Sundays by-the-Sea

8:00 am Rite I Service*
~9:30 am Inquirer’s Class
9:30 am Kids’ Sunday School
10:30 am Rite II Service*
In-Person and LIVE Streaming Service*
10:30 am Children’s Church
Child Care Available

Sunday’s Streaming Services
The Second Sunday of Lent
March 13
, 2022

Lessons
Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:00am
Streaming Service link
Service Bulletin link

Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:30
Streaming Service link
Service Bulletin link

March 13 – March 19
Birthdays

13th – Kim Bush
15th – Katherine Thames
15th – Susan Prendergast
16th – JonMarc VanZutphen
March 20 – March 26
Birthdays

20th – Susan Dobson Rojas
21st – Hiram Edrington
24th – Emile Ozerden
25th – Gabriel Cabral
26th – Steven Taylor

LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY MORNING

The Third Sunday of Lent
March 20th
Readings
, Exodus 3:1-151 Corinthians 10:1-13Luke 13:1-9Psalm 63:1-8


Collect:   Almighty God, you know that we have no power in 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 lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 

 




SUNDAY EVENING

EYC IS BACK !

Join the fun and fellowship
at St. Mark’s (Cowan Rd)
Sunday evenings!
5th-8th Grade 4:30-5:30 pm
Dinner at 5:30 pm
9-12th Grade 6-7 pm




Lesser Feast Days and Fasts for this week

March 15 [Vincent de Paul, Priest, and Louise de Marillac, Vowed Religious, Workers of Charity, 1660]

March 17 Patrick of Ireland, Bishop and Missionary, 461

March 18 Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Theologian, 386

March 20 Cuthbert, Bishop, 687

March 21 Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711

 

Lesser Feast Days and Fasts site

Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day !

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigit of Kildare and Columba. Patrick was never formally canonized, having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland. He is also regarded as a Saint within the framework of their respective doctrine by the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Churches.

The dates of Patrick’s life cannot be fixed with certainty, but there is general agreement that he was active as a missionary in Ireland during the fifth century. Early medieval tradition credits him with being the first bishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland, and regards him as the founder of Christianity in Ireland, converting a society practicing a form of Celtic polytheism. He has been generally so regarded ever since, despite evidence of some earlier Christian presence in Ireland.
According to the autobiographical Confessio of Patrick, when he was about sixteen, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals; he lived there for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland. In later life, he served as a bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is both a solemnity and a holy day of obligation; it is also a celebration of Ireland itself.

 

Legends

Patrick uses shamrock in an illustrative parable

Legend credits Patrick with teaching the Irish about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a three-leafed plant, using it to illustrate the Christian teaching of three persons in one God. The earliest written version of the story is given by the botanist Caleb Threlkeld in his 1726 Synopsis stirpium Hibernicarum, but the earliest surviving records associating Patrick with the plant are coins depicting Patrick clutching a shamrock which were minted in the 1680s.

In pagan Ireland, three was a significant number and the Irish had many triple deities, a fact that may have aided Patrick in his evangelization efforts when he “held up a shamrock and discoursed on the Christian Trinity”. Patricia Monaghan says there is no evidence that the shamrock was sacred to the pagan Irish. However, Jack Santino speculates that it may have represented the regenerative powers of nature, and was recast in a Christian context. Icons of St Patrick often depict the saint “with a cross in one hand and a sprig of shamrocks in the other”. Roger Homan writes, “We can perhaps see St Patrick drawing upon the visual concept of the triskele when he uses the shamrock to explain the Trinity”.

Patrick banishes all snakes from Ireland

The absence of snakes in Ireland has been noted from as early as the third century by Gaius Julius Solinus, but later legend has attributed the banishment of all snakes from the island to Patrick. As Roy Flechner shows in his biography, the earliest text to mention an Irish saint banishing snakes from Ireland is in fact the Life of Saint Columba, written in the late seventh or early eighth century. The earliest written record of a legend about Patrick ridding Ireland of venomous creatures date to the thirteenth century by Gerald of Wales, who expressed skepticism about the veracity of the story. The more familiar version of the legend is given by Jocelyn of Furness, who says that the snakes had all been banished by Patrick chasing them into the sea after they attacked him during a 40-day fast he was undertaking on top of a hill. The hagiographic theme of banishing snakes may draw on the Biblical account of the staff of the prophet Moses. In Exodus 7:8-7:13, Moses and Aaron use their staffs in their struggle with Pharaoh’s sorcerers, the staffs of each side turning into snakes. Aaron’s snake-staff prevails by consuming the other snakes.

However, all evidence suggests that post-glacial Ireland never had snakes. “At no time has there ever been any suggestion of snakes in Ireland, so [there was] nothing for St. Patrick to banish”, says naturalist Nigel Monaghan, keeper of natural history at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, who has searched extensively through Irish fossil collections and records.

Patrick’s walking stick grows into a living tree

Some Irish legends involve the Oillipheist, the Caoranach, and the Copog Phadraig. During his evangelizing journey back to Ireland from his parents’ home, he is understood to have carried with him an ash wood walking stick or staff. He thrust this stick into the ground wherever he was evangelizing and at the place now known as Aspatria (ash of Patrick), the message of the dogma took so long to get through to the people there that the stick had taken root by the time he was ready to move on.

From Wikipedia

INQUIRER’S CLASS
This week: Confession

Theology Matters: What do Episcopalians Believe About Confession?
From the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Website

“Confess your sins to one another” (James 5:16). Episcopalians, like all good Christians, confess our sins. That is to say, in private devotion and in public worship, we regularly acknowledge before Almighty God “our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed.” Nearly all our liturgies make provision for a general confession of sin. Sometimes we confess our sins privately to our brothers and sisters in Christ. And sometimes we avail ourselves of the gift of sacramental confession by confessing our sins to God in the presence of a priest.

Sacramental confession – also known as “auricular confession” (from the Latin for “to the ear,” i.e., of a priest) –  is part of the great tradition of the Church catholic upheld and propagated by the Book of Common Prayer (1979). The Prayer Book calls it “the Reconciliation of a Penitent, or Penance.” The Catechism lists Penance as one of the five “sacramental rites” understood as means of grace but not “as generally necessary for salvation” (in the somewhat unfortunate phrase from the old catechism), a distinction which is reserved for Baptism and the Supper of the Lord, the two Sacraments par excellence. The Catechism defines Penance as “the rite in which those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution” (BCP, p. 861). Our Prayer Book gives two forms for confession, with brief and clear instructions beginning on page 446.

Sacramental confession is made in the presence of a priest. Any Christian may hear your confession, but only a priest or bishop may pronounce the priestly absolution; a deacon or lay person may use the “declaration of forgiveness” provided in the Prayer Book. The reason for the restriction of absolution to those in priestly ministry is the Church’s teaching that it is part of the authority (sometimes called “the power of the keys”) the Lord Jesus gave to his apostles and their successors. In John’s Gospel, we read how the risen Jesus appeared to the disciples and said to them, “‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained'” (20:21-23). Episcopalians believe that the Lord Jesus has given the Church, through the ministry of priests and bishops, the authority to absolve penitents of their sins. By God’s gift, the priest can say truly to the penitent, “The Lord has put away all your sins.”

Episcopalians like to say about confession, “All may; some should; none must.” The idea here is that sacramental confession is a gift. Like any gift, you may choose not to receive it. But sacramental confession may be a gift you desperately need to receive.

The prayer book tradition suggests that you should receive the gift of confession at times when your conscience is especially troubled. For instance, in the first edition (1549) of the Book of Common Prayer (which does not contain a standalone rite for confession) there is provision in the Order for the Visitation of the Sick for a sick person to make a special confession (and the priest to pronounce absolution), “yf he fele his conscience troubled with any weightie matter.” Making your confession is the remedy to an acutely troubled conscience. The Prayer Book makes this explicit in the Exhortation before Holy Communion (see BCP pp. 316-317). There the priest reminds the congregation of the nature of the Sacrament, urges them “to consider how Saint Paul exhorts all persons to prepare themselves carefully” before receiving Communion (see 1 Corinthians 11:27-32; cf. Matthew 5:23-24), and instructs them to “examine [their] lives and conduct by the rule of God”s commandments” and to confess and make restitution for those sins which come to light. In this context, the priest recommends sacramental confession:

“And if, in your preparation, you need help and counsel, then go and open your grief to a discreet and understanding priest, and confess your sins, that you may receive the benefit of absolution, and spiritual counsel and advice; to the removal of scruple and doubt, the assurance of pardon, and the strengthening of your faith.”

The 1549 version goes on to recognize that, while some Christians will find they need sacramental confession, others will find “their humble confession to GOD, and the generall confession to the churche” sufficient to satisfy their conscience; neither group is to judge the other, so that charity might be preeminent in all things.

Sacramental confession is a good gift of God to the Church. It is a formidable weapon in the fight against sin, and the pursuit of holiness. It cultivates humility; it discourages self-deception; it renews the joy of baptism. I commend it to you. After all, why not? As the wise Fr. Martin Thornton once wrote, “Is it not just a little silly, and flagrantly inefficient, to cut the lawn with nail scissors when God has taken the trouble to supply a very workmanlike motor mower?”

The Rev. Chris Yoder is the Curate for Traditional Worship Service & Young Adult Formation at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas

For the Kids !

Sunday, March 13th

Jesus Heals and Forgives

Joseph - Free printable at home Bible lesson for under 5s

This week we will learn about the healing of a paralyzed man and how Jesus has authority to forgive sin. We will be reminded how important it is for us to bring our friends to Jesus. The story is found in both Mark 2 and Matthew 9.

Some of the key points we will study are:

Good friends bring people to Jesus. (Mark 2:3-4)
Jesus knows what’s in our hearts – (Mark 2:6-8)

Jesus has the power to heal and forgive sin. (Mark 2:10).

Jesus Heals and Forgives (Letter USA) pdf

Babies and Toddlers   Lesson pack for over 5sPreteens and Teens

Sunday, March 20th
Jesus Friend of Sinners

Joseph - Free printable at home Bible lesson for under 5s

During Jesus’ ministry, He called twelve men to be his disciples. One of those men was Matthew. We read about his calling in Matthew 9:9-17.

Some of the key points we will study are-

    • Mathew left his old life behind to follow Jesus.

  • People didn’t like the tax collectors, because they stole money.

  • Jesus is full of grace and invites us to know Him even though we are not good.

  • Jesus calls all men to repent and follow Him.

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INSPIRATION

Week 2 – Life Transformed
The Way of Love in Lent

March 13, 2022
from the Episcopal Church Website

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption. Throughout Lent, come along with us as we explore Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent, produced by Hillary Raining and Jenifer Gamber. You can find resources mentioned below at iam.ec/lifetransformed or by scanning the QR code to the right.

Week 2

Sunday, March 13

Today’s Practice: Watch the Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining’s video at iam.ec/lifetransformed for Week 2. The topic is based on the practice “Pray” and is titled, “Israel’s Deliverance at the Red Sea”.

Read: Exodus 14:10-15:1

Monday, March 14

Today’s Prompt: Today, intentionally listen devoutly to another.

Read: “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” – Mark 4:23

Tuesday, March 15

Today’s Prompt: How do your creative outlets impact on taking rest?

Read: Genesis 1:1-2:4

Wednesday, March 16

Today’s Prompt: What passage of scripture is important to you Why?

Read: “The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.” – Isaiah 40:8

Thursday, March 17

Today’s Prompt: Take 20 minutes in contemplative prayer today.

Read: “As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea – for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.” – Matthew 4:18-22

Friday, March 18

Today’s Prompt: Intentionally smile at least ten times today.

Read: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” – Philippians 4:4

Saturday, March 19

Today’s Prompt: Where are you being encouraged to “show up”?

Read: “Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’- Matthew 25:44-45

BIBLE STUDY

Bible Study – Lent 2C – 2022
March 13, 2022

 

RCL: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35

 

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Here, we encounter a frustrated and exhausted Abram. After receiving word from the Lord that he and his offspring will be blessed, Abram and his family endure a seemingly never-ending onslaught of difficult circumstances. Due to famine, they are forced to leave their home. In Egypt, Abram becomes convinced that his wife Sarai’s beauty is a threat to his survival, so he devises a scheme that results in her being trafficked into Pharaoh’s harem. After leaving Egypt, Abram and his nephew, Lot, become embroiled in a family feud. By the next chapter, war has broken out, and Lot has been captured by rival forces. Abram is forced to go to battle. He survives it, only to discover that he and his wife, already elderly, do not seem to be able to conceive.

How can he trust that God will keep God’s promises under such conditions?! God’s track record isn’t great so far.

But then God shows up. God asks Abram to prepare a covenant “cutting” ritual. God visits the sacrificial site in the form of flame, passing between the dismembered animals as a formal show of God’s commitment to the promise. But even when God literally shows up, Abram is left stupefied in a terrifying darkness. Maybe his grief and trauma have clouded his vision. Or maybe the reality of God’s presence displaces these griefs in its own show of overwhelming power.

    • When have you doubted God’s promise or presence?

  • Are there times in your life where you struggled to see God at work in the moment, but see God’s presence more clearly in hindsight?

  • What scriptures and stories sustain you in times of doubt?

read more…


Bible Study – Lent 3C – 2022
March 20, 2022







Joanna Unangst
RCL: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9




Exodus 3:1-15

This Scripture is a powerful truth of God reaching out through the miracle of daily life with a transcendent call, to join with God in obedience in order to set others free. After fleeing Egypt for committing murder, Moses is settled into his new life with his new wife and son, living quietly in the desert, tending sheep. In the midst of this holy, everyday experience, God appears and calls out to Moses. This is the first time in the Scriptures that God uses God’s name, showing Godself to Moses in a brilliant fire that illuminates and does not consume. God commands Moses’ attention to the holiness of place and the holiness of mission to set suffering people free from injustice, in the exact place Moses is afraid to return. God calls Moses to be free from shame and live into his identity as a shepherd of oppressed people, that he might free others from pain. This is not about Moses’ own ability, for God will be with him for every step of this journey, and the journey ends in freedom and worship on God’s holy mountain.

  • God illuminates all that is but will not consume, and we are invited into living into God’s call for us. Does this story evoke any image of your own journey with God and God’s call for you?

  • How is God calling you to be free from shame and to live into your identity as a child of God, freeing others as we journey with God?

read more…

Did you know there are RCL (Revised Common Lectionary) Readings for each day ? 
While there is a little overlap each day, they are posted on-line as a service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library:
 
Daily Readings


Daily Readings for this week

Monday, March 14, 2022Psalm 105:1-42; Exodus 33:1-6; Romans 4:1-12

Tuesday, March 15, 2022Psalm 105:1-42; Numbers 14:10b-24; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Wednesday, March 16, 2022Psalm 105:1-42; 2 Chronicles 20:1-22; Luke 13:22-31

Thursday, March 17, 2022Psalm 63:1-8; Daniel 3:19-30; Revelation 2:8-11

Friday, March 18, 2022Psalm 63:1-8; Daniel 12:1-4; Revelation 3:1-6

Saturday, March 19, 2022Psalm 63:1-8; Isaiah 5:1-7; Luke 6:43-45

Sunday, March 20, 2022Third Sunday in Lent

Monday, March 21, 2022Psalm 39; Jeremiah 11:1-17; Romans 2:1-11












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O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go:
preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger;
and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

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