Lent | Saturday 19 March 2022: Psalm 63:1-8; Isaiah 5:1-7; Luke 6:43-45 ~ your heart speaks volumes

Lent | Saturday 19 March 2022

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves
to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and
inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all
adversities that may happen to the body, and from all evil
thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

“What you say flows from what is in your heart.”
(Luke 6:45b)


Psalms: Psalm 63 – Deanne – “Psalm 63” | Hebraic Worship
Deanne Shallenberger


OT Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7 (NLT)

A Song about the Lord’s Vineyard

5:1 Now I will sing for the one I love
a song about his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
on a rich and fertile hill.
He plowed the land, cleared its stones,
and planted it with the best vines.
In the middle he built a watchtower
and carved a winepress in the nearby rocks.
Then he waited for a harvest of sweet grapes,
but the grapes that grew were bitter.

Now, you people of Jerusalem and Judah,
you judge between me and my vineyard.
What more could I have done for my vineyard
that I have not already done?
When I expected sweet grapes,
why did my vineyard give me bitter grapes?

Now let me tell you
what I will do to my vineyard:
I will tear down its hedges
and let it be destroyed.
I will break down its walls
and let the animals trample it.
I will make it a wild place
where the vines are not pruned and the ground is not hoed,
a place overgrown with briers and thorns.
I will command the clouds
to drop no rain on it.

The nation of Israel is the vineyard of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
The people of Judah are his pleasant garden.
He expected a crop of justice,
but instead he found oppression.
He expected to find righteousness,
but instead he heard cries of violence.


“Vineyard of the Lord” Psalm 80 by Bill Monaghan


NT Reading: Luke 6:43-45 (NLT)

The Tree and Its Fruit

6:43 “A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.


Listen To Our HeartsCasting Crowns


Prayer: faith and worship | John Birch

+ Set our hearts on fire with love of thee, O Christ our God,
that in that flame we may love thee with all our heart,
with all our mind, with all our soul, and with all our strength,
and our neighbors as ourselves;
so that, keeping thy commandments,
we may glorify thee, the giver of all good gifts.

Source unknown (Eastern Orthodox)


Closing: faith and worship | John Birch

Bring to my sinfulness
the cleansing waters of your forgiveness,
that having washed,
I might know refreshment and release.

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.