The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 35:4–7a
Epistle: James 2:1–10, 14–18
Holy Gospel: Mark 7:31–37

Collect of the Day 
O Lord, let Your merciful ears be open to the prayers of Your humble servants and grant that what they ask may be in accord with Your gracious will; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: Ephesians 5:22–33
Holy Gospel: Mark 7:1–13

Collect of the Day
Almighty and merciful God, defend Your Church from all false teaching and error that Your faithful people may confess You to be the only true God and rejoice in Your good gifts of life and salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Job 38:1–11
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1–13
Holy Gospel: Mark 4:35–41 

Collect of the Day
Almighty God, in Your mercy guide the course of this world so that Your Church may joyfully serve You in godly peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 3:8–15
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1
Holy Gospel: Mark 3:20–35

Collect of the Day
Almighty and eternal God, Your Son Jesus triumphed over the prince of demons and freed us from bondage to sin. Help us to stand firm against every assault of Satan, and enable us always to do Your will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 5:12–15
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:5–12
Holy Gospel: Mark 2:23–28

Collect of the Day
Eternal God, Your Son Jesus Christ is our true Sabbath rest. Help us to keep each day holy by receiving His Word of comfort that we may find our rest in Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Day of Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 37:1–14
Epistle: Acts 2:1–21
Holy Gospel: John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15

Collect of the Day
O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

First Reading: Acts 1:12–26
Epistle: 1 John 5:9–15
Holy Gospel: John 17:11b–19

Collect of the Day
O King of glory, Lord of hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, leave us not without consolation but send us the Spirit of truth whom You promised from the Father; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

First Reading: Acts 10:34–48
Epistle: 1 John 5:1–8
Holy Gospel: John 15:9–17

Collect of the Day
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

First Reading: Acts 8:26–40
Epistle: 1 John 4:1–11
Holy Gospel: John 15:1–8

Collect of the Day
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.