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2:55PM

Fourth Week of Lent

Raise Us Up
O God,
you are rich in mercy and full
of compassion.
From generation to generation,
you poured forth your abundant love upon
your people.
Liberate us from the darkness of sin
and raise us up with Christ,
so that, renewed by the Cross,
we may be strengthened for ministry.
Watch over us when we go astray
and keep us close to the heart of
your Son.
Give us prophetic voices
that joyfully announce your mercy
and love
to all those who are exiled by sin
so that all may find a place at the
heavenly banquet.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

To view reflections for the Fourth Week of Lent click here. Paper copies can be found in the weekly bulletin.

5:12PM

Third Week of Lent

Law of Love

Holy God,

you established a covenant with your

people Israel

and gave them the law to direct

their hearts.

Keep us ever mindful of the law of love

revealed in your Son, Jesus,

who liberates us from sin and directs

our hearts.

Give us strength to follow Christ

and wisdom to discern his presence.

Have mercy on us, O Lord,

and banish from us all that keeps us

from you.

Grant us ears to hear your

life-giving words,

which are like honey from the comb,

so that, as temples of their Holy Spirit,

we may proclaim your majesty

to all nations.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

To view reflections for the Third Week of Lent click here. Paper copies can be found in the weekly bulletin.

3:05PM

Second Week of Lent

Transformed Hearts

God of unimaginable blessings,

who tested Abraham’s faith,

help us to surrender all that is self-seeking.

Filled with compassion,

you revealed your love for us 

in the Paschal Mystery of your beloved Son, Jesus.

Grant us, during this Lenten journey,

transformed hearts that shine with the light of your glory;

enlighten your people 

so we may be attentive to the sound of your voice.

Keep us ever mindful of your presence

and of the countless gifts you have bestowed upon us

so that on that final day,

we may be called your beloved children.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

To view reflections for the second week of Lent click here. Paper copies can be found in the weekly bulletin.

 

2:34PM

1st Week of Lent

Washed Clean
Compassionate God,
whose promise of love spans all generations,
rouse our hearts to hear your Word
and teach us to act according to your will.
Give us courage to turn away from temptation and strengthen our desire to follow you.
May we, who were washed clean of sin
and saved from death in the waters of Baptism, be renewed by your Holy Spirit during these forty days.
With the elect, guide our hearts to repentance so that, sustained by the Living Bread,
we may forever give witness to your love
and mercy.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

To view reflections for the first week of Lent click here. Paper copy can be found in the weekly bulletin.

 

4:59PM

Ash Wednesday

In this Time
O God of mercy,
who is slow to anger and rich
in kindness,
grant us, as we begin our Lenten journey,
contrite hearts that long
for reconciliation
and steadfast spirits that proclaim
your love.
In this acceptable time,
soften our calloused hearts,
watch over us, and keep us from all sin.
In this season of repentance,
help us turn toward the light of your
Son, Jesus Christ,
and away from selfish ambition.
In this period of renewal,
open our ears to hear your voice,
which calls us out of darkness,
so that with clean hearts we can forever
proclaim your praise.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

In this TimeO God of mercy,who is slow to anger and richin kindness,grant us, as we begin our Lenten journey,contrite hearts that longfor reconciliationand steadfast spirits that proclaimyour love.In this acceptable time,soften our calloused hearts,watch over us, and keep us from all sin.In this season of repentance,help us turn toward the light of yourSon, Jesus Christ,and away from selfish ambition.In this period of renewal,open our ears to hear your voice,which calls us out of darkness,so that with clean hearts we can foreverproclaim your praise.Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Click here for weekly reflections. Paper copy of relections will be in the weekly bulletins. Have a blessed Lenten Journey!