Sunday 14th February 2016
First Sunday in Lent
TODAY WE PRAY FOR
Readings for this Sunday
READINGS FOR TODAY
First Reading—Deuteronomy 26.4-10
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy
Moses said to the people: “The priest shall then take the pannier from your hand and lay it before the altar of the Lord your God. Then, in the sight of the Lord your God, you must make this pronouncement: ‘My father was a wandering Aramaean. He went down into Egypt to find refuge there, few in numbers; but there he became a nation, great, mighty, and strong. The Egyptians ill-treated us, they gave us no peace and inflicted harsh slavery on us. But we called on the Lord, the God of our fathers. The Lord heard our voice and saw our misery, our toil and our oppression; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with mighty hand and outstretched arm, with great terror, and with signs and wonders. He brought us here and gave us this land, a land where milk and honey flow. Here then I bring the first-fruits of the produce of the soil that you, Lord, have given me.’ You must then lay them before the Lord your God, and bow down in the sight of the Lord your God.
Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the most High : shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty.
I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold : my God, in
him will I trust.
Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night : nor for the arrow that flieth
For the pestilence that walketh in darkness : nor for the sickness that
destroyeth in the noon-day.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee : to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee in their hands : that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder : the young lion and the dragon shalt
thou tread under thy feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will set
him up, because he hath known my Name.
He shall call upon me, and I will hear him : yea, I am with him in trouble; I
will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans
Scripture says: The word, that is the faith we proclaim, is very near to you, it is on your lips and in your heart. If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved. When scripture says: those who believe in will have no cause for shame, it makes no distinction between Jew and Greek; all belong to the same Lord who is rich enough, however many ask his help, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit through the wilderness, being tempted there by the devil for forty days. During that time he ate nothing and at the end he was hungry. Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to turn into a loaf.” But Jesus replied, “Scripture says: Man does not live on bread alone.” Then leading him to a height, the devil showed him in a moment of time all the kingdoms of the world and said to him, “I will give you all this power and the glory of these kingdoms, for it has been committed to me and I give it to anyone I choose. Worship me, then, and it shall all be yours.” But Jesus answered him, “Scripture says: You must worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone.” Then he led him to Jerusalem and made him stand on the parapet of the Temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said to him, “throw yourself down from here, for scripture says: He will put his angels in charge of you to guard you, and again: They will hold you up on their hands in case you hurt your foot against a stone.” But Jesus answered him, “It has been said: You must not put the Lord your God to the test.” Having exhausted all these ways of tempting him, the devil left him, to return at the appointed time.
Next Sunday's Reading
Genesis 15.5-12,17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3.17—4.1; Luke 9.28-36
Our Regular Weekly Services
The Parish Church of St Mark
Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)
1st Monday of the month at 6.30 pm (Prayer of the Rosary)
The District Church of St Saviour
Sundays at 9.00 am (Sung Mass)
The District Church of St Luke
Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)
Thursdays at 9.30 am (Mass)
The Chapel of St Aldhelm
Tuesdays at 10.45 am (Mass)
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