Second Sunday in Lent
March 13, 2022
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am
Prayer of the Day
God of the covenant, in the mystery of the cross you promise everlasting life to the world. Gather all peoples into your arms, and shelter us with your mercy, that we may rejoice in the life we share in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
“A Hen in the Fox House”
Luke 13:31-35; Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Death, sly as a fox, circles Jesus. Herod, that insecure agent of empire, has had enough of Jesus. Plans to eliminate Jesus are in the offing. After all, what self-respecting empire would abandon the machinations of death and embrace an ethic of love? What Herod doesn’t yet realize is that he is not in the position of power. Jesus is unconcerned, too busy building the true Kingdom to worry about that fox. Jesus will eventually let Herod have his way with him, knowing that his self-giving love and sacrifice will triumph. Upon the cross, Jesus will take upon himself the consequence of covenant. Arms outstretched like the loving wings of a mother hen, Jesus will gather us into his reign of life.
All Who Love and Serve Your City, ELW 724
Around You, O Lord Jesus, LBW 496
Lord, Christ, When First You Came to Earth, LBW 421
ELW, Evangelical Lutheran Worship
LBW, Lutheran Book of Worship
In our prayers we remember the Lawndale Christian Legal Center.