This Sunday begins what on the older Church Calendar is the Pre-Lenten Season as we prepare ourselves for the great Lenten fast. The Sunday has traditionally been called “Septuagesima,” which means 70, as in 70 days until Easter.
Pastor Scott will preaching from Romans 4:16-25.
The Collect and Lesson for the 3rd Sunday before Lent.
O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
OT: Genesis 1:1-2:3
Epistle: Romans 4:16-25
Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16