Sunday, March 17 – 5th Sunday in Lent

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube.
The stream begins around 9:45, and the service begins at 10 am (EST). You’re able to watch or re-watch the stream on YouTube at any later time at the same link.

The order of service is available here.
You may want to have it handy while joining the stream The order of service includes the readings and responses, and the words to the hymns, to make it easier to join in participating via the live stream. It also includes prayers you may wish to use during the reception of the Eucharist.

Today is the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The Nativity is running a program for younger folk on Sundays through Lent and including Easter Day, called “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.” The young people will join the priest at the steps for a prayer, and then will process out with a work of art depicting one or more of the parables they’ll be using.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings of the day:
God promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart. The church sees this promise fulfilled in Christ, who draws all people to himself when he is lifted up on the cross. Our baptismal covenant draws us to God’s heart through Christ and draws God’s love and truth into our hearts. We join together in worship, sharing in word, song, and meal, and leave strengthened to share God’s love with all the world.

Our cover image is a photograph taken by the rector.