March 5 & 6
Sermon Title: It Is Finished
Preacher: The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth
The Collect for the Day
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations, and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The lesson: Colossians 2: 13-15
13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Psalm 22: 1-4, 29-31
1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me,
and are so far from my cry, and from the words of my complaint?
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not hear;
in the night season also, but I find no rest.
3 But you remain holy,
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers hoped in you;
they trusted in you, and you delivered them.
29 All those who sleep in the earth, how shall they worship him?
All those who go down into the dust, how shall they kneel before him?
30 But my life shall be preserved in his sight, and my children shall worship him;
they shall tell of the Lord to the generations to come;
31 And to a people yet unborn shall they declare his righteousness,
that he has brought it to pass.
The gospel: john 19: 28-30
The Death of Jesus
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.