Bulletin Shorts for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Bulletin Shorts for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29 March 2020 

Ezekiel 37:12-14.  Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.  Romans 8:8-11.  John 11:1-45.

Dying with Christ; Dying to Self.  Even when his friends are disappointed with him and his disciples misunderstand him, Jesus is clear and resolute.  No one’s death is everlasting.  We believe that just as Baptism graces us with new life in Christ, physical death transmits us to newer life with God for ever.

  • What “death” is sucking the life out of me? What will I do about it?
  • What will I do, as one loved by Christ beyond all measure, for those in need of mercy works?
  • How will I be a sign of Christ-filled life for the elect preparing for Easter Baptism?

* Fill in names of the elect *

Special Praying in the Middle of Lent.  The whole Church prays in intense ways on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent with those elected for Easter Baptism this year.  Our parishioners are:  ____.  Because we stand in grace, we can face sin with them and pray for healing and support.  God is good.  Grace is good.  Prayer with and for others is good.


This post was first published on the worship pages of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois website.
Sunday Prayer Shaping Life and Belief
Written by Eliot Kapitan.
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