The Lord our God makes all things new. In the first reading God promises it. In the gospel Mary anticipates it, anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfume in preparation for the day of his burial. In the second reading we recall the transformation of Saul, the persecutor, into Paul, the apostle. In baptism, God’s new person (you!) rises daily from the deadly mire of trespasses and sins.


Creator God, you prepare a new way in the wilderness, and your grace waters our desert. Open our hearts to be transformed by the new thing you are doing, that our lives may proclaim the extravagance of your love given to all through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

This Weeks Readings

April 7, 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
MondayExodus 40:1-15’
Hebrews 10:19-25
Psalm 20
TuesdayJudges 9:7-15
1 John 2:18-28
Psalm 20
WednesdayHabakkuk 3:2-15
Luke 18:31-34
Psalm 20
ThursdayIsaiah 53:10-12
Hebrews 2:1-9
Psalm 31:9-16
FridayIsaiah 54:9-10
Hebrews 2:10-18
Psalm 31:9-16
SaturdayLeviticus 23:1-8
Luke 22:1-13
Psalm 31:9-16
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