Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Holy Communion on the Third Sunday in Lent

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March 7, 2021

The Third Sunday in Lent



The color purple is used for the vestments and paraments in Lent. After he was condemned to death, Jesus was clothed in a purple robe and mocked as ‘King of the Jews’ (Mark 15:17-20). We clothe our icons and symbols of the Lord in purple to remind us of both the suffering and the royalty of Jesus.


OLD TESTAMENT: God brings his people Israel out of Egypt and leads them to Mount Sinai, where he gives them the Torah (Law). The priority, as with everywhere in the Bible is with God’s action. God has become their God and has brought them out of slavery. He has made covenant with them; therefore, the Israelites are to live in that covenant.


Martin Luther puts the Ten Commandments first in his catechism, not only for ethical instruction, but as a preparation for the Gospel. Because we cannot keep the Law, God has prepared a way of salvation: Christ who fulfills the Law on our behalf. However, this does not free the Christian from the duty to obey the commandments. In fact, since Christians do not need to earn their salvation, they are free to simply focus on obeying the commandments.


NEW TESTAMENT: St Paul calls the proclamation of the cross ‘foolishness.’ The Greek word is ‘moria,’ from which we get our word ‘moron.’ Many of Paul’s contemporaries in Judaism expected a Messiah to come and work glorious signs. Those of the Greek culture desired a philosophy of wisdom which would unlock knowledge of divine mysteries. But Paul proclaims that God has acted in what looks like thoroughgoing failure and foolishness; and yet the crucified Christ is wisdom and power for salvation.


GOSPEL: Jesus speaks of a sign of power which gives him the authority to overturn the sacrificial system of the 1st-century Temple. However, it is only after the Resurrection that the disciples retroactively see Jesus’ authority and power: that he himself, not the building of the temple, is the dwelling of God on earth, and in him sin is forgiven once for all.


OPENING MUSIC                                                God of Grace and God of Glory

                        Austin Lovelace


Please meditate on the text of the hymn as it is played:


1              God of grace and God of glory,

                on your people pour your pow’r;

                crown your ancient church’s story;

                bring its bud to glorious flow’r.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

                for the facing of this hour,

                for the facing of this hour.


2              Lo! The hosts of evil round us

                scorn the Christ, assail his ways!

                From the fears that long have bound us

                free our hearts to faith and praise.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

                for the living of these days,

                for the living of these days,


3              Cure your children’s warring madness;

                bend our pride to your control;

                shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

                rich in things and poor in soul.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

                lest we miss your kingdom’s goal,

                let we miss your kingdom’s goal.


4             Save us from weak resignation

                to the evils we deplore;

                let the gift of your salvation

                be our glory evermore.

                Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

                serving you whom we adore,

                serving you whom we adore.


Text: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878-1969




(Though God’s promise knows no season, we fast from hearing the public announcement of the forgiveness of sins during the forty days of Lent. The Great Three Days begin on Maundy Thursday with the pronouncement of forgiveness.)



Blessed be God: Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit,

  And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen


Hear the commandments of God to his people:                                    

I am the LORD your God,

who brought you out of the house of slavery.

You shall have no other gods.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


You shall not make wrongful use

of the name of the LORD your God.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


Honor your father and your mother.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


You shall not murder.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


You shall not commit adultery.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


You shall not steal.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,

or his male or female slave, or his ox, or his donkey,

or anything that belongs to your neighbor.                                    Exodus 20:2-17

  Amen. Lord, have mercy.


These are the commandments of the LORD our God.

  Lord, have mercy on us sinners,

  and incline our hearts to keep your law.


The almighty Lord bless us,

forgive us our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen us in all goodness,

and by the power of the Spirit keep us in eternal life.






The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.       2 Corinthians 13:13

  And also with you.



Holy God,

the folly of the cross mocks our human wisdom,

and the weakness of the crucified puts earthly power to shame.

  Banish from our hearts

  every pretense of might and of knowledge,

  that by the power flowing from Christ’s resurrection,

  your people may be raised up from the death of sin

  and fashioned into a living temple of your glory.

Grant this through Christ, our liberator from sin,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.




The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul;

the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple.

  Let us hear the Word of the Lord.                                                Psalm 19:7




First READING                                                                        Exodus 20:1-17


1God spoke all these words:
2I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before me.
4You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, 6but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
8Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.
12Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13You shall not murder.
14You shall not commit adultery.
15You shall not steal.
16You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.


The Word of the Lord.  

  Thanks be to God.


PSALM 19                         

The psalm is read responsively between the pastor and the people.


The commandment of the Lord gives light to the eyes.                  (vs. 8)

  The commandment of the Lord gives light to the eyes.


1 The heavens declare the glo- | ry of God,*

                and the firmament | shows his handiwork.

2 One day tells its tale | to another,*

                and one night imparts knowledge | to another.

3 Although they have no | words or language,*

                and their voices | are not heard,

4 their sound has gone out in- | to all lands,*

                and their message to the ends | of the world.

5 In the deep has he set a pavilion | for the sun;*

                it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber;

                it rejoices like a champion to | run its course.

6 It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens

                and runs about to the end of | it again;*

                nothing is hidden from its | burning heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect and re- | vives the soul;*

                the testimony of the Lord is sure

and gives wisdom | to the innocent.

8 The statutes of the Lord are just and re- | joice the heart;*

                the commandment of the Lord is clear

and gives light | to the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean and en- | dures forever;*

                the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous | altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold,

more than | much fine gold,*

                sweeter far than honey, than honey | in the comb.

11 By them also is your ser- | vant enlightened,*

                and in keeping them there is | great reward.

12 Who can tell how often | he offends?*

                Cleanse me from my | secret faults.

13 Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;

let them not get dominion | over me;*

then shall I be whole and sound,

and innocent of a | great offense.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable | in your sight,*

             O Lord, my strength and | my redeemer.


 The commandment of the Lord gives light to the eyes.


SECOND READING                                                        1 Corinthians 1:18-25


18The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,
 “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
  and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.


The Word of the Lord.  

  Thanks be to God.




Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death,

  even death on a cross.                                                                      Philippians 2:8


Gospel                                                                                                  John 2:13-22


The Holy Gospel according to St. John.

  Glory to you, O Lord.


13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.


The Gospel of the Lord.                                

  Praise to you, O Christ.





HYMN OF THE DAY                                              In the Cross of Christ I Glory


Please meditate on the text of the hymn as it is played.


1      In the cross of Christ I glory,

        tow'ring o'er the wrecks of time.

        All the light of sacred story

        gathers round its head sublime.


2      When the woes of life o'ertake me,

        hopes deceive, and fears annoy,

        never shall the cross forsake me;

        lo, it glows with peace and joy.


3      When the sun of bliss is beaming

        light and love upon my way,

        from the cross the radiance streaming

        adds more luster to the day.


4     Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,

        by the cross are sanctified;

        peace is there that knows no measure,

        joys that through all time abide.


Text: John Bowring, 1792-1872





The pastor and people confess the faith of the Church in the words of the Nicene Creed.


X At the words ‘For us and for our salvation,’ and continuing through ‘and was made man,’ a solemn bow is appropriate to praise the incarnation of our Lord.


We believe in one God,

                the Father, the Almighty,            

                                maker of heaven and earth,

                                of all that is, seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

                the only Son of God,

                eternally begotten of the Father,

                God from God, Light from Light,

                true God from true God,

                begotten, not made,

                of one Being with the Father.

                Through him all things were made.

                X For us and for our salvation

                                he came down from heaven;

                                by the power of the Holy Spirit

                                he became incarnate from the virgin Mary,                                                       and was made man. X

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

                                he suffered death and was buried.

                On the third day he rose again

                                                in accordance with the Scriptures;

                                he ascended into heaven

                                                and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

                He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

                                and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

                who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

                With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

                He has spoken through the prophets.

                We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

                We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

                We look for the resurrection of the dead,

                                and the life of the world to come. Amen



Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.


Silence is kept.


For the Church in her Lenten journey, that she may live in the commandments and trust in Christ, the final sacrifice; Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For all throughout the world who are being called to the covenant of Holy Baptism, that they may look forward with joy to the Paschal celebration; Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For all those who proclaim the foolishness of the cross, that they may preach faithfully and purely; Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For our St Stephen faith family, that depending on the power and wisdom of Christ, we may show forth his glory in all speech and action. Lord in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For our country and our communities; for all who serve in public office, for those who work for peace, justice, health and protection in this and every place, Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For the nations of the world; for peace, justice, and an end to poverty and want, Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


For those who suffer from any illness, injury, or need, and those for whom we intercede:


The pastor reads the names on the prayer list.

The people are invited to offer intercessions and thanksgivings.


Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.



For the time when Christ’s resurrection is completed in the resurrection of all who have believed; Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Into your hands, Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your steadfast love, through Jesus Christ our Lord.




The peace of the Lord be with you always. 

  And also with you. 


The people exchange a sign of peace with the simple words, Peace be with you.


The Lord’s Table is prepared.




God of mercy and compassion,

your Word calls us home to faith and love.

accept all we offer you this day,

and prepare us to receive Him

who in great mercy is offered for us:

Jesus Christ, our Lord.





The Lord be with you.                                   

  And also with you.                     

Lift up your hearts.                                         

  We lift them to the Lord.                        

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.                                  

  It is right to give him thanks and praise.


  It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord.

  He fulfilled the ancient Law, offering to you the obedience we owed; the temple of his body, crucified, was raised on the third day, so that we, who are weary of empty show and deceitful words, might find in him the salvation you promise.

  And so, with the Church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


                Holy, holy, holy LORD, God of power and might!

                Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

                Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!

                Hosanna in the highest!


Blessed are you, O Lord our God.


You created us in your image;

    and in the mystery of your great love for us

    you sent your only Son, Jesus  Christ,

    born of Mary by the power of the Spirit. 


Led by that Spirit he was tempted as we are tempted;

                He proclaimed your forgiveness to sinners;

    he loved even his enemies. 


Despised and rejected,

                he bore the alienation of the world

    as he stretched out his arms on the cross;

    and by this all-sufficient sacrifice

    he has drawn all people to himself,

    giving his life as a ransom for many. 


As we gather in his name and celebrate his testament,

    send your Spirit upon us

    and upon these gifts of bread and wine,

    that they may be for us

    the very body and blood of your Son,

    Christ Jesus, redeemer of the world.


In the night in which He was betrayed

                our Lord Jesus took bread and gave thanks,

                broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying:

                Take and eat; this is my Body, given for you. 

Do this for the remembrance of me.


Again, after supper, He took the cup, gave thanks,

                and gave it for all to drink, saying:

                This cup is the new covenant in my Blood,

                shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. 

Do this for the remembrance of me.


Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

  Christ has died. 

  Christ is risen. 

  Christ will come again.


Blessed are you, O Lord our God. 


By your Son's life-giving passion and death,

                and by His resurrection and ascension into glory,              

                our Lord Jesus continually intercedes for us

                and for all he has claimed as his own. 


As we now share together

                this Bread of Life and this Cup of Salvation,

                unite us with all your faithful people

                in the forgiveness of sins,

                and bring us, at length, to that eternal celebration of life

                at the Lamb's high feast.  


                Through him, with him, in him,

                in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

                all honor and glory is yours,

                almighty Father, now and forever. Amen



Christ is in our midst.

By the power of the Spirit,

we pray to his Father, saying:


Our Father, who art in heaven,

                                hallowed be thy name,

                                thy kingdom come,

                                thy will be done,

                                                on earth as it is in heaven.

                Give us this day our daily bread;

                and forgive us our trespasses,

                                as we forgive those who trespass against us;

                and lead us not into temptation,

                                but deliver us from evil.

                For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

                                forever and ever. Amen


God’s foolishness, wiser than human wisdom;

God’s weakness, stronger than human strength:

Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.            1 Corinthians 1:25, 24

  Thanks be to God.



Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.        

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; Grant us peace.                                                                                                             John 1:29, see also Luke 17:13





Admission to the Sacrament is by invitation of the Lord, presented through the Church to those who are baptized.


They may receive the Lord’s Body and Blood who are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, who commune in their home churches, and who believe that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is truly present in, with, and under the forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.


The communicants will be invited forward one family unit at a time. Please do not come forward until the pastor directs you to come forward, do not approach all the way to the table until the pastor has retreated, and please do not remove your mask until you have reached the table with the elements on it.


 When the pastor says ‘The body of Christ, given for you,’ eat the bread. When the pastor says, ‘The blood of Christ, shed for you,’ drink the wine.  Please take the plate and the glass(es) and place them on the table that is indicated. Please put your mask on before returning to your seat.


Please meditate on the text of the hymn as it is played.

Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways


1      Oh, that the Lord would guide my ways

        to keep his statutes still!

        Oh, that my God would grant me grace

        to know and do his will!


2      Order my footsteps by your word

        and make my heart sincere;

        let sin have no dominion, Lord,

        but keep my conscience clear.


3      Assist my soul, too apt to stray,

        a stricter watch to keep;

        and should I e'er forget your way,

        restore your wand'ring sheep.


4     Make me to walk in your commands,

        'tis a delightful road;

        nor let my head or heart or hands

        offend against my God.


Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, alt.


When all have received, the congregation stands at the direction of the pastor.



The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.



Lord, now you let your servant go in peace;

your word has been fulfilled.

My own eyes have seen the salvation

which you have prepared in the sight of every people:

A light to reveal you to the nations

and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be forever. Amen                                 Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)




Almighty God,

you gave your Son both as a sacrifice for sin

and a model of the godly life.

Enable us to receive him always with thanksgiving,

and to conform our lives to his;

through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.





God the Father,

who does not despise the broken spirit,

give to you a contrite heart.



Jesus Christ, the Son of God,

who bore our sins in his body on the tree,

heal you by his wounds.



God the Holy Spirit,

who leads us into all truth,

speak to you words of pardon and peace.



The blessing of God, Father, X Son, and Holy Spirit,

be upon you and remain with you forever.




Go in peace. Serve the Lord.          

Thanks be to God!


CLOSING MUSIC                                                       






                Last Weekend’s Attendance:  9 + 22 = 31


Offering: 2/28/2021

                Towards Budget:                                   $         1,755.00

Itemized Non Budget:

              Lenten Offering:                $         126.00

                Water Mission:                 $          25.00       


                                                Total:                        $          1,906.00



Linda Armento, at home

Matthew Armento, at home

Mary Jo Bondi, at home

Linnese Dawe, at home

Ruth Duessel, at Concordia, Rebecca

The Rev. Carl Hendrickson, at home

Elsie Kemmler and Bill Roth at Concordia, South Hills

Scott Klammer, at Concordia, South Hills

David Noel, at Kane Rehab, Scott Township

Geneva Schrag, at Consulate Health Care, Canonsburg

William Wetzel at Concordia, Cabot




·         If you wish to attend worship, you will need to pre-register every week by either calling the office or sending an email.

·         Registration ends Saturday at 12 noon.

·         Masks are required to be worn while in the building.

·         Upon entering and leaving the church, you must sanitize your hands or wash them with soap and water.

·         Everyone must sign in when entering the church. This way we can keep track of who was in the church and when.


WORSHIP SERVICES are held every Saturday evening at 6:30 PM and Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. Pastor Frontz also livestreams Compline (Prayer at the Close of the Day) on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. and Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. These can be accessed on the church’s Facebook page (


AN ONLINE BIBLE STUDY meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30, following the livestreamed service of Evening Prayer. The topic is Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Please contact Pastor Frontz if you would like the ZOOM link. You can also watch Facebook Live if you do not want to or cannot ZOOM.


OUR PURPLE LENTEN OFFERING ENVELOPES will support Carlynton High School’s ‘backpack program,’ which provides free weekend meals to students who might ordinarily go hungry. The backpacks contain two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners. Students pick the backpacks up on Friday and return them Monday. The money we give will be used to purchase meals for the students. This is important this year as the normal fund-raisers which support this program have not been able to occur due to COVID-19.


FOOD BANK SUNDAY is TODAY. Thank you for bringing

non-perishable food items to church to be donated to the food pantry of St Andrew Lutheran Church in East Carnegie. Monetary donations are also accepted. Please make your check payable to “St. Stephen Lutheran Church” with a notation of ‘Food Bank’ in the memo line. Thank you.


KINDLY REMEMBER TO PAY FOR THE FLOWERS you ordered for the weekend Altar and for the special occasions.  Altar flowers are $20/vase. Checks can be made out to St. Stephen Lutheran Church with a notation “flowers” and placed in the offering plate.


ALTAR FLOWERS FOR 2021: Please see the sign-up sheet available in the Narthex for altar flowers. If you are unable to sign up in person, you may call or email the office to make a request for a date(s). We will assign date(s) in the order in which the requests are received. The process will repeat until the slots are filled. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. The cost per arrangement is $20.


THE 2020 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS have been mailed to your home.  If you have any questions regarding your 2020 contribution statement, please contact Marci Shekerko at 412-400-8840 or Thank you.


DAILY DEVOTIONS, including THE WORD IN SEASON, PORTALS OF PRAYER AND CHRIST IN OUR HOME (January, February, and March 2021) are available on the table in the Narthex. Take one or more to share with family and friends. If you are able, a donation would be welcomed to help defray the cost to the congregation for these resources. Thank you!


2021 ‘DAILY TEXTS’ are available in the Narthex. A donation of

$10 per book would be appreciated to help cover the cost of the books. Thank you.


ST STEPHEN COUNSELING CENTER: A site of Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute/PPI). For marriage, family, teen and individual counseling – for first appointment call PPI at 412-661-1239. St. Stephen Center is

412-279-5452. Counseling opens doors to hope. Counselor: Caroline Graham-McGuire.







Sun/Mar 7           WORSHIP 10:30 AM

                                Prayer at the Close of the Day (livestream) 9:30 PM

                                Food Bank

Wed/ Mar 10      Evening Prayer (livestream) 7:00 PM

                                ZOOM Bible Study 7:30 PM

Sat/Mar 13          NA Meeting 11:00 AM


Sun/Mar 14         WORSHIP 10:30 AM

                                Prayer at the Close of the Day (livestream) 9:30 PM






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New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Eucharistic Prayer reprinted with permission from A Little Book of Canons by Rod L. Ronneberg, STS, ©1997 and ©2010.

Common Worship: Times and Seasons, material from which is included in this

service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England, 2006.

Prayer of the Day from Opening Prayers: Collects in Contemporary Language,

copyright 1997 International Commission on English in the Liturgy. All rights reserved.

Ten Commandments, illustrative wood relief carving, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 1, 2021]. Original source:

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55 Forsythe Road

Pittsburgh PA 15220

(412) 279-5868