Third Sunday in Lent — 3 March

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love.

Lectionary readings (Click the links to see the readings): Isaiah 55.1-9 | Psalm 63.1-9 | 1 Corinthians 10.1-13 | Luke 4.24-30


Best of any song
is bird song
in the quiet, but first
you must have the quiet.

—Wendell Berry. A timbered choir: the Sabbath poems 1979-1997. New York, Counterpoint, 1992.



The incarnate Word is with us,
is still speaking, is present
always, yet leaves no sign
but everything that is.

—Wendell Berry. Given: new poems. Berkley: Counterpoint, 2005.


Almighty and eternal God, you made us of body, soul and spirit, that we live not by bread alone, but by every word that comes from you. We hunger for the spiritual food of your word. As we trust you for our daily bread, may we also trust you to give us day-by-day the inward nourishment of the living truth revealed to us in Jesus Christ.

Arvo Pärt. Spiegel im Spiegel (1978).

Third Sunday
Kentucky woods in Spring.

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love. Amen.

St Philip's Anglican Church, cnr Moorhouse and Macpherson Streets, O'Connor, ACT 2602