Sunday 29th March 2020

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

Collect

Collect

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Old Testament

Ezekiel 37:1-14

   1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

   2And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

   3And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

   4Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

   5Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

   6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

   7So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

   8And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

   9Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

   10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

   11Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

   12Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

   13And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

   14And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

 

Epistle

Romans 8:6-11

   6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

   7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

   8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

   9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

   10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

   11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

Psalm

Psalm 130

   1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

   2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

   3If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

   4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

   5I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

   6My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

   7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

   8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

 

Gospel

John 11:1-45

   1Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

   2(It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

   3Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

   4When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

   5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

   6When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

   7Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.

   8His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

   9Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

   10But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

   11These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

   12Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.

   13Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

   14Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

   15And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

   16Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

   17Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

   18Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:

   19And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

   20Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.

   21Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

   22But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

   23Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

   24Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

   25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

   26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

   27She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

   28And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

   29As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.

   30Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.

   31The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.

   32Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

   33When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

   34And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.

   35Jesus wept.

   36Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

   37And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

   38Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

   39Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.

   40Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

   41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

   42And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

   43And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

   44And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

   45Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

 

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