Allie leads us in this service of Morning Prayer for the Fourth Sunday Lent known as Laetare Sunday – Rejoice Jerusalem! And why should we rejoice now? Allie explores the issues of power and helps us to see that as God transforms the deadly serpent into a bronze serpent of healing through the power of forgiveness, so does He take the deadly cross and through his power and grace, make it the symbol of hope through the resurrection. Thank you to Bryan for the readings and intercessions and to Christina for some wonderful new music. With God’s continued grace, we look forward to worshipping together with a small group in the sanctuary next Sunday. God’s peace to you and those you love and pray for in the week ahead. Amen.