The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent. Lent is a season of repentance.  Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness: “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for all of us. Thanks be to God!

Isaiah 55:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

PRAYER  Eternal God, your kingdom has broken into our troubled world through the life, death, and resurrection of your Son. Help us to hear your word and obey it, and bring your saving love to fruition in our lives.  O God, you have promised through your Son to be with your church forever. We give you thanks for those who founded this community of believers and for the signs of your presence in our congregation. Increase in us the spirit of faith and love, and make our fellowship an example to all believers and to all nations. We pray through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

This Weeks Readings

MondayJeremiah 11:1-17
Romans 2:1-11
Psalm 39ThursdayJoshua 4:1-13
2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5
Psalm 32
TuesdayEzekiel 17:1-10
Romans 2:12-16
Psalm 39FridayJoshua 4:14-24
2 Corinthians 5:6-15
Psalm 32
WednesdayNumbers 13:17-27
Luke 13:18-21
Psalm 39SaturdayExodus 32:7-14
Luke 15:1-10
Psalm 32
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