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COVENANT | Worship in Lent

Worship at St. Luke’s in the season of Lent will focus on the theme of COVENANT: God’s good news for our bad situations. Each Sunday in Lent will bring us the story of a covenant that God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures, and each Sunday is also an opportunity to reflect on the covenant made with each of us in baptism. God’s covenant may be with an individual–as in the covenant made with each of us in our baptisms–or with a group of people–as in the covenant made with Abraham and Sarah and their descendants–but it is a covenant for the sake of the whole world.

February 21 | THE RAINBOW
First Sunday in Lent
Genesis 9:8-17 | The rainbow, sign of God’s covenant
Mark 1:9-15 | The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days

February 28 | THE BLESSING
Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 | God blesses Abraham and Sarah
Mark 8:31-38 | The passion prediction

Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20:1-17 | The commandments are given at Sinai
John 2:13-22 | The cleansing of the temple

Fourth Sunday in Lent
Numbers 21:4-9 | The lifting up of the serpent
John 3:14-21 | The lifting up of the Son of Man

March 21 | THE HEART
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34 | A new covenant written on the heart
John 12:20-33 | The grain of wheat dying in the earth

March 28 | THE CROSS
Passion/Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9a | The servant of the Lord submits to suffering
Mark 14:1–15:47 | The passion of the Lord

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