Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

O Lord God, you led your people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the life you alone can give, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Sunday Scripture Readings: 

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 
Romans 10:8b-13 
Luke 4:1-13 
         

Daily Readings this Month

 

Household Devotions

Morning Prayer
God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but open ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.

Evening Prayer
God of deliverance and freedom, you taught the people of Israel to acknowledge that all things come from your bountiful hand. Deepen our faith so that we may resist temptation and, in the midst of trial, proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, now and for ever. Amen.

In Our Prayers
Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing, we accept God's invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others, offering our prayers on behalf of God's community in the church and the world.

Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:  Mina, Marie, Russell, Therese. Liz, Jackson, Linda. Lorraine, Shirley,
Linda, Dianne, Joe, Marge, Ron, Kassidy, Charles, Alvoy, Amanda,  John, Melissa, Chris, Dolores, Fred, Judy, Todd, Julie, Andrea, Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Jim, Russell, Dylan, the Lind family
and all who are in need.

We pray for all who grieve for any reason.  Especially we pray for The family of Janet Allen (Wayne Allen, Jr.’s mother), the family of Larry Olivares (Mark’s brother)
   
We pray for all who rejoice for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things, for the Affirmation of Faith of Jonathan & Sara Klett.

   
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.

Fill us with your strength to resist the seductions of our foolish desires and the tempter's vain delights, that we may walk in obedience and righteousness, rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.