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Readings for March 2019

Readings and hymns for the services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during March.

3 March
Exodus 34.29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2; Luke 9.28-36

Hymns:
676 Immortal, Invisible
279 Jesus On The Mountain Peak
281 ‘Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here
719 Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining

6 March – Ash Wednesday
Isaiah 58.1-12; Psalm 51.1-18; 2 Corinthians 5.20b-6.10; John 8.1-11

10 March – Lent 1
Deuteronomy 26.1-11; Psalm 91.1-11; Romans 10.8b-13; Luke 4.1-13

Hymns:
121 Forty Days And Forty Nights
124 From The Deep Places Hear My Cry
755 Oft In Danger, Oft In Woe
813 (verses 1-6) Through The Night Of Doubt And Sorrow

13 March
Jonah 3; Psalm 51.1–5, 17-18; Luke 11.29–32

17 March – Lent 2
Genesis 15.1–12, 17–18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3.17—4.1; Luke 13.31–35

Hymns:
119 Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
806 There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy
107 The Sinless One To Jordan Came
123 From Ashes To The Living Font
510 Will You Come And Follow Me?

20 March – Cuthbert, bishop & missionary
Isaiah 55.6-12; Psalm 104.32-35; Romans 12.6-13; John 10.25b-30

24 March – Lent 3
Isaiah 55.1-9; Psalm 63.1-9; 1 Corinthians 10.1-13; Luke 13.1-9

Hymns:
708 Lift Up Your Hearts! We Lift Them Lord To Thee
664 How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds
135 Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said
116 Be Thou My Guardian And My Guide
128 Jesu, Lover Of My Soul

27 March
Deuteronomy 4.1, 5-9; Psalm 147.13-21; Matthew 5.17-19

31 March – Mothering Sunday (Lent 4)
Exodus 2.1-10; Psalm 127 (sung); Colossians 3.12-17; John 19.25b-27

Hymns:
137 God Of Eve And God Of Mary
Psalm 127
136 Father And Mothers
138 Our Father God In Heaven
762 Praise The One Who Breaks The Darkness

Additional festivals & commemorations during March

  • 1 March
    David, bishop, patron of Wales, c 601
  • 2 March
    Chad, bishop, missionary, 672
  • 3 March
    Perpetua, Felicity and companions, martyrs, 203
  • 8 March
    Edward King, bishop, 1910
    Felix, bishop, 647
    Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, priest, poet, 1929
  • 15 & 16 March
    Ember Days
  • 18 March
    Cyril, bishop, teacher of the faith, 386
  • 19 March
    Joseph of Nazareth
  • 21 March
    Thomas Cranmer, archbishop, Reformation martyr, 1556
  • 25 March
    Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessèd Virgin Mary
  • 26 March
    Harriet Mansell, founder of the community of St John the Baptist, 1883


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