Today is Saturday in the Third Week of Lent

Events today at Good Shepherd
5:00 PM Stations of the Cross

Events Sunday at Good Shepherd
7:40 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Said Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM Sung Holy Eucharist

Collect of the Day
O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Office Readings For Year 1
Jeremiah 13:1-11
Thus said the LORD to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen loincloth, and put it on your loins, but do not dip it in water.” So I bought a loincloth according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins. And the word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying, “Take the loincloth that you bought and are wearing, and go now to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.” So I went, and hid it by the Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me. And after many days the LORD said to me, “Go now to the Euphrates, and take from there the loincloth that I commanded you to hide there.” Then I went to the Euphrates, and dug, and I took the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it. But now the loincloth was ruined; it was good for nothing. Then the word of the LORD came to me: Thus says the LORD: Just so I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who stubbornly follow their own will and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be like this loincloth, which is good for nothing. For as the loincloth clings to one’s loins, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, says the LORD, in order that they might be for me a people, a name, a praise, and a glory. But they would not listen.

Romans 6:12-23
Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness.ab For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.c When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 8:47-59
Whoever is from God hears the words of God. The reason you do not hear them is that you are not from God.’ The Jews answered him, ‘Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?’ Jesus answered, ‘I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is one who seeks it and he is the judge. Very truly, I tell you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.’ The Jews said to him, ‘Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and so did the prophets; yet you say, “Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.” Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets also died. Who do you claim to be?’ Jesus answered, ‘If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, he of whom you say, “He is our God,” though you do not know him. But I know him; if I would say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him and I keep his word. Your ancestor Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day; he saw it and was glad.’ Then the Jews said to him, ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.’ So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

Coming Events at Good Shepherd

Sundays in Lent
5:00 PM Stations of the Cross (5PM Saturday)
7:40 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Said Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM Sung Holy Eucharist

Tuesdays through Fridays in Lent
8:30 AM Morning Prayer (unless otherwise announced)

March 19, Tuesday, St. Joseph’s Day
6:00 PM Said Holy Eucharist

March 24, Tuesday, Eve of the Annunciation
6:00 PM Sung Holy Eucharist
7:00 PM BREAK THE FAST with Stews & Chowders

March 29, Palm/Passion Sunday
5:00 PM Stations of the Cross (Saturday, March 28)
7:40 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Palms & Said Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM Palms, Procession & Sung Holy Eucharist

April 2, Maundy Thursday
6:00 PM Agape Dinner: Mediterranean Potluck
7:30 PM Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

April 3, Good Friday
12:00 PM Said Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
6:00 PM Soup & Bread Potluck Dinner
7:30 PM Sung Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

April 4, Saturday, Easter Eve
6:00 PM Pizzafest
7:30 PM The Great Vigil of Easter

April 5, Easter Sunday
7:40 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Said Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM Sung Holy Eucharist
11:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt & Festive Coffee Hour

May 8, Friday
7:00 PM Wine Tasting

May 14, Thursday, Ascension Day
6:00 PM Sung Eucharist
7:00 PM Steak & Wine Dinner