The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare Sunday
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The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare Sunday

This is the fourth of five Sundays in Lent before Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. This Sunday is called¬†Laetare Sunday, which literally means “rejoice. Why rejoice? In the Parable of the Prodigal Son in the Gospel of Luke, the father tells us where joy is found: “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!”

Laetare Sunday serves as a reminder that in the midst of this long penitential season of Lent — even unto the midst of our own self-inflicted, wayward suffering — Christ came not to condemn, but to save, if only we turn to him.

Collect: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Appointed Readings:

  • Joshua 5:9-12
  • Psalm 32
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
  • Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Worship for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sunday 8am, Sunday 10am

About the Image

A portion of Return of the Prodigal Son (c. 1661-69), Rembrandt

Resources

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Date March 27, 2022Category Worship

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