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Saturday, March 14

Note:  We have enabled comments on our Lenten Devotions and will be experimenting with creating community by allowing comments. 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 (NRSV)To the married I give this command—not I but the Lord—that the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does separate, let her remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not…

Friday, March 13

Mark 4:35-41 (NRSV)Jesus Stills a Storm On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat…

Thursday, March 12

Mark 4:21-29 (NIV)He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” “Consider carefully what you hear,” he…

Wednesday, March 11

Psalm 51: 10-12 (NRSV)Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a generous spirit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noUeQQ64Q1I Devotion On Sunday the Chancel choir will “sing and…

Tuesday, March 10

Psalm 25 (NIV)In you, Lord my God,     I put my trust.I trust in you;     do not let me be put to shame,     nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you     will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those     who are treacherous without cause.Show me your ways, Lord,     teach me your paths. Guide me…

Monday, March 9

Psalm 121 (NRSV)I lift up my eyes to the hills—   from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord,    who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved;    he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel   will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper;    the Lord…

Saturday, March 7

Mark 2:23-3:6 The Message (MSG)One Sabbath day he was walking through a field of ripe grain. As his disciples made a path, they pulled off heads of grain. The Pharisees told on them to Jesus: “Look, your disciples are breaking Sabbath rules!” Jesus said, “Really? Haven’t you ever read what David did when he was hungry, along with those who were with him?…

Friday, March 6

Genesis 40:1-23, Psalms 22 and 130; Mark 2:13-22 (NRSV)Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them.  As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in…

Thursday, March 5

Psalm 27 (NRSV)1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life;     of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me     to devour my flesh— my adversaries and foes—     they shall stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me,     my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me,…

Wednesday, March 4

Psalm 147:1-11 (NRSV)Praise the Lord!How good it is to sing praises to our God;    for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.The Lord builds up Jerusalem;    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.He heals the brokenhearted,    and binds up their wounds.He determines the number of the stars;    he gives to all of them their names.Great is our Lord, and abundant…