Fifth Sunday in Lent
Human Rights Day
God of suffering and glory, in Jesus Christ you reveal the way of life: inscribe your law on our hearts, that we may not stray from you, but remain your faithful people; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Reading: Hebrews 5: 5-10
GOSPEL according to John 12: 20-33
Prayer of Dedication
Father almighty, we give you thanks for feeding us with the Body and Blood of Christ, and for building you church in community.
We, therefore, offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Send us out into the world in the power of the Holy Spirit, to live and work to your praise and glory.
Go now, to serve Christ and follow him.
Let your old life fall like a grain of wheat into the earth
so that you may bear much fruit
as you allow God to reshape your heart
and live in obedience to the law written within you.
The blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us, and remain with us always. Amen
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen