Jeremiah 31:31-34
The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the
house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their
ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant
that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I
will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within
them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they
shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive
their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Psalm 51:1-13
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; *
in your great compassion blot out my offenses.
2 Wash me through and through from my wickedness *
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, *
and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you only have I sinned *
and done what is evil in your sight.
5 And so you are justified when you speak *
and upright in your judgment.
6 Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, *
a sinner from my mother's womb.
7 For behold, you look for truth deep within me, *
and will make me understand wisdom secretly.
8 Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; *
wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.
9 Make me hear of joy and gladness, *
that the body you have broken may rejoice.
10 Hide your face from my sins *
and blot out all my iniquities.
11 Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
and renew a right spirit within me.
12 Cast me not away from your presence *
and take not your holy Spirit from me.
13 Give me the joy of your saving help again *
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Hebrews 5:5-10
Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who
said to him,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;
as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
according to the order of Melchizedek.”

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and
tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his
reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he
suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all
who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of
John 12:20-33
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to
Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered
them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a
grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it
bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world
will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will
my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.
“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it
is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice
came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd standing there
heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus
answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgment of this
world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the
earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Thy chosen pilgrim flock

With manna in the wilderness,
With water from the rock.
We would not live by bread alone,
But by thy word of grace,
In strength of which we travel on
To our abiding place.
Be known to us in breaking bread,
And do not then depart;
Savior, abide with us, and spread
Thy table in our heart.
Lord, sup with us in love divine,
Thy Body and thy Blood,
That living bread, that heavenly wine,
Be our immortal food.

O Lord, my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed,
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;
How great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;
How great thou art, how great thou art!
When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze


And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin


Eternal Lord of love, behold your Church
Walking once more the pilgrim way of Lent,
Led by your cloud by day, by night your fire,
Moved by your love and toward your presence bent;
Far off yet here, the goal of all desire.
So daily dying to the way of self,
So daily living to your way of love,
We walk the road, Lord Jesus, that you trod,
Knowing ourselves baptized into your death;
So we are dead and live with you in God.
If dead in you, so in you we arise,
You the firstborn of all the faithful dead;
And as through stony ground the green shoots break,
Glorious in springtime dress of leaf and flower,
So in the Father’s glory shall we wake.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion
In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, where the Holy
Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer to you praise and thanksgiving. I
remember your death, Lord Christ; I proclaim your resurrection; I await your coming in
glory. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I
beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your
grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you
in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen.