3rd Sunday in Lent. A

Turn to God, the source of life

      God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8   or
      'The water that I will give', says the Lord, 'will become in you a spring of water welling up to eternal life.' John 4:14
      Almighty God, we confess that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep up outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Lent 2
      Let us pray [for confidence in the love and strength of God to overcome all our weakness]
      Father, you have taught us to express our love for you by prayer, denial of self, and works of mercy. When we are discouraged by our weakness, give us confidence in your love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      O God, the fountain of life, to a humanity parched with thirst you offer the living water that springs from the Rock, our Saviour Jesus Christ: stir up within your people the gift of your Spirit, that we may profess our faith with freshness and announce with joy the wonder of your love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Water from the rock.   Exodus 17:1-7  
      Let us come before the Lord with thanksgiving.   Psalm 95  
      God's love poured in our hearts / Saved by Christ's life.   Romans 5:1-5 / 5:6-11   5:1-11
      The water of life.   John 4:1-42   1:5-42
Supplementary readings
      Moses at the burning bush.   Exodus 3:1-17   3:9-17a
      Jesus before the Sanhedrin.   Matthew 26:57-75  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 192
AHB 420
CC 193
CC 152
TCH 536
AHB 461
Hymn or Chorus first line
Sweet Water
All praise and glory and honour to Jesus
Hallelujah my Father
Jesu' thou joy of loving hearts
Glory Alleluia
Come to the waters
Teach me thy way
Why should cross and trial grieve me
Tunes and sources
Jeff Cothran
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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