Readings and Psalm:
Isaiah 43: 15-19
The prophet declares that long ago the Lord performed mighty deeds and delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage through the waters of the sea. Now, the Lord is about to do a new thing, bringing the exiles out of Babylon and through the wilderness in a new exodus.
John 4: 7-10, 16-29
Jesus defies convention to engage a Samaritan woman in conversation. Her testimony, in turn, leads many others to faith.