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.

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Old Testament Reading: Acts 4:1–12
Epistle: 1 John 3:16–24
Holy Gospel: John 10:11–18

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Collect of the Day
Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Easter Sunday

He has risen!  He has risen indeed!

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 25:6–9
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1–11
Holy Gospel: Mark 16:1–8

Collect of the Day
Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Palm Sunday

Old Testament Reading: Zechariah 9:9–12
Epistle: Philippians 2:5–11
Holy Gospel: Mark 14:1—15:47

Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.