1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:8-14, John 9:1-41
Fourth Sunday in Lent
It’s the Fourth Sunday in Lent, called Laetare Sunday. On this day, the midpoint in Lent, our Lenten theme of repentance is “lightened,” and we focus on celebrating God’s love for us. This Sunday is also called Mothering Sunday (not to be confused with Mother’s Day). On this day, people, including servants, returned to their “mother church.” Servants were thus able to spend time with their earthly families, in what was, in effect, the first-ever Statutory Holiday. It’s a day in which we celebrate being together as members of the Church, the Body of Christ, and remember the gift of home and family.
We’re also nourishing our souls through the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. We have the wonderful blessing of sharing Holy Communion together, physically or spiritually, feeding by faith with thanksgiving on the One who laid down his life for us, so that we may have his life within us always.
When our Liturgy ends, the service begins, with a “Sending” forth into the world to share, in word and in deed, the love of God with joy, in the power of the Holy Spirit, in word and in deed.
We look forward to sharing our service with you all this Sunday!
Today’s Service of Holy Eucharist will be livestreamed on our main Facebook page ( at 9:30 am. Following the service, the video will be posted on our YouTube Channel, and a link to the service will be added here. To watch this service in full screen mode, please click on the “Watch on YouTube” button in the lower left-hand corner of the video.   Please download the Order of Service in the Sermon Notes above if you would like to follow along. If you are sharing this Service online and don’t have Reserved Sacrament, you are invited to say the Prayer for Communion for those receiving Spiritual Communion also available above.  
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