In today’s gospel the Samaritan woman asks Jesus for water, an image of our thirst for God. Jesus offers living water, a sign of God’s grace flowing from the waters of baptism. The early church used this gospel and those of the next two Sundays to deepen baptismal reflection during the final days of preparation before baptism at Easter. As we journey to the resurrection feast, Christ comes among us in word, bath, and meal—offering us the life-giving water of God’s mercy and forgiveness.


Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

This Weeks Readings

MondayGenesis 24:1-272
John 1-13
Psalm 81
TuesdayGenesis 29:1-141 Corinthians 10:1-4Psalm 81
WednesdayJeremiah 2:4-13
John 7:14-31,37-39
Psalm 81
Thursday1 Samuel 16:22-31Ephesians 4:25-32Psalm 23
Friday1 Samuel 15:22-31Ephesians 5:1-9Psalm 23
Saturday1 Samuel 15:32-34
John 1:1-9
Psalm 23
Week of Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Third Sunday in Lent


Merciful God, the fountain of living water, you quench our thirst and wash away our sin. Give us this water always. Bring us to drink from the well that flows with the beauty of your truth through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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