The psalm sets the tone this day: “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!” Happy are those who have “become the righteousness of God” in the merits of Christ Jesus. Happy are those for whom the forgiveness of God has “rolled away . . . the disgrace” of former times. Happy is the father at the return of his prodigal son. Happy are we that our sins are forgiven for Jesus’ sake. Rejoice!


God of compassion, you welcome the wayward, and you embrace us all with your mercy. By our baptism clothe us with garments of your grace, and feed us at the table of your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, March 31, 2109 Fourth Sunday in Lent
MondayLeviticus 23:26-41
Revelation 19:1-8
Psalm 53
TuesdayLeviticus 25:1-19
Revelation 19:9-10
Psalm 53
Wednesday2 Kings 4:1-7
Luke 9:10-17
Psalm 53
ThursdayIsaiah 43:1-7
Philippians 2:19-24
Psalm 126
FridayIsaiah 43:8-15
Philippians 2:24-3:1
Psalm 126
SaturdayExodus 12:21-27
John 11:45-57
Psalm 126
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