THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 9, 2014
The Temptation of Jesus
Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ’ —Matthew 4:1-4 (excerpt from Gospel)
For us baptized, for us he bore
his holy fast and hungered sore;
for us temptations sharp he knew;
for us the tempter overthrew.
—Hymn 448 (excerpt), Latin, 15th cent.; tr. Benjamin Webb (1819-1885), alt.
- 150, “Forty days and forty nights” —Sequence Hymn
- 559, “Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us” —Presentation Hymn
- 653, “Dear Lord and Father of mankind” —Communion Hymn
- 321, “My God, thy table now is spread” —Communion Hymn
- 448, “O love, how deep, how broad, how high” —Communion Hymn
- 142, “Lord, who throughout these forty days” —Postcommunion Hymn
The Offertory (9:00 and 11:00 a.m.)
Kyrie James Diaz (2010)
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Prelude: “O Mensch, bewein dein sünde Groß” (“O man, bemaon thy grievous sin”), BWV 622 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude: “Herzliebster Jesu” (“Ah, holy Jesus”), Op. 122, No.2 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Read about James Diaz here.