Occasion: Membership of Barb McCulley
In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Thus writes St Paul in the Epistle lesson for this, the 4th Sunday in Lent.
An oasis. That's what the 4th Sunday in Lent has traditionally been. Some churches are adorned with rose-colored paraments today, signifying and anticipating what lies just weeks away now: Easter.
The theme for today is light. Jesus Himself says what we already know, but it's good to hear Him say it: that He is the light of the world!