3rd Sunday in Lent

Turn to God, the source of life

      Thus says the Lord, "as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9
      Almighty God, we confess that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us 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 weaknesses.]
      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
      My thoughts are not your thoughts.   Isaiah 55:1-9  
      Lord my God, for you I long.   Psalm 63:1-9   63:1-8
      Learn from old Israel's experience.   1 Corinthians 10:1-13  
      We all stand under God's judgment.   Luke 13:1-9   13:31-35
Supplementary readings
      The Day of Atonement.   Leviticus 16:2-24   16:15-22
      The denial.   Luke 22:54-71  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
FS 105
CH 119
TIS 541
AHB 420
TIS 464
CC 159
TIS 541
Hymn or Chorus first line
Come to the waters and I will give
All praise and glory and honour
Thy loving kindness
Hallelujah we sing your praises
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
Seek O seek the Lord
Broken for me, broken for you
Hallelujah we sing your praises
Tunes and sources
Tune: Gonfalon Royal.
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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