Sunday 31st March 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent - Mothering Sunday

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

God of compassion,
whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:
strengthen us in our daily living
that in joy and in sorrow
we may know the power of your presence
to bind together and to heal;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

Exodus 2:1-10

   1And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

   2And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

   3And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

   4And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

   5And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

   6And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

   7Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

   8And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.

   9And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it.

   10And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

 

Epistle

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

   3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

   4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

   5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

   6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

   7And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

 

Psalm

Psalm 34:11-20

   11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

   12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

   13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

   14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

   15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

   16The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

   17The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

   18The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

   19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

   20He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

 

Gospel

Luke 2:33-35

   33And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

   34And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

   35(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

 

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