Holy Week Tuesday

This morning, the moon sets in silvery haze in the dark sky. Tuesday in Holy Week brings us closer in now to mystery. The readings for today are below, reprinted from the ELCA website under worship.

March 26, 2013

Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14 (6)
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

Prayer of the Day
Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you. Grant that our love may not grow cold in your service, and that we may not fail or deny you in the time of trial, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
May I never boast of | anything
except the cross of our Lord | Jesus Christ. (Gal. 6:14)

This morning, in the Gospel lesson, Jesus teaches the truth of a grain of wheat, unless it fall on the ground and die, “it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.” Here spring lies beneath the earth, seeds in the earth, covered in some places still by snow. Signs are everywhere that death belongs to life. We wait for the rising green, in the stillness of the dark just before dawn. Don’t be afraid to let go of what needs to be let go. This is a week of surrender to a mystery much greater than we can ask or imagine.

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