March 1, 2020 all-day

The First Sunday of Lent

Purple or Lent array

Principal Service
Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7
Psalm 32
Romans 5.12-19
Matthew 4.1-11

Third Service
Psalm 119.1-16
Jeremiah 18.1-11
Luke 18.9-14

Second Service
Psalm 50.1-15
Deuteronomy 6.4-9,16-25
Luke 15.1-10


Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Lord God,
you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;
by it you nourish our faith,
increase our hope,
and strengthen our love:
teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread,
and enable us to live by every word
that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.