First Sunday in Lent
8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Nave)
Genesis 9:8-17 The rainbow, sign of God’s covenant
1 Peter 3:18-22 Saved through water
Mark 1:9-15 The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days
Hymn of the Day: Hymn 503, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, ein feste burg
Each year on the first Sunday in Lent we hear about Jesus being tested in the wilderness. In this way Jesus joined with us, who are also, one way or another, tested in some wilderness. We say Sundays “in” Lent, since when counting the forty days of Lent, we omit the six Sundays, because Sunday is always a celebration of Christ’s resurrection. So this Sunday we are both in Lent and beyond Lent.