Sunday, April 3, 2022

5th Sunday of Lent: False Pride (C) 36
Key Passage
Jesus straightened up and said, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." (John 8:7)
Questions
Adults: Have you ever been too willing to "cast the first stone" when you disapproved of someone's behavior? How can you resist these feelings?
Children: When have you criticized or made fun of someone? What could help you act differently?

Readings

First Reading • Promise of Restoration
Isaiah 43:16-21 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Psalm
Psalms 126:1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 6 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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Second Reading • Breaking With the Past
Philippians 3:8-14 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Gospel • The Adulteress
John 8:1-11 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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5th Sunday of Lent: Life Everlasting (A) 34
Key Passage
Jesus said to Martha, "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25–26)
Questions
Adults: Christ calls us from death to new life. To what new life are you being called during this Lent?
Children: How does Jesus help you do what is good and avoid what is not?

Readings

First Reading • Prophecy of Restoration
Ezekiel 37:12-14 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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Psalm
Psalms 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Second Reading • The Flesh and the Spirit
Romans 8:8-11 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Gospel • The Raising of Lazarus
John 11:1-45 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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