The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 2:18–25
Epistle: Hebrews 2:1–13
Holy Gospel: Mark 10:2–16

Collect of the Day 
Merciful Father, Your patience and loving-kindness toward us have no end. Grant that by Your Holy Spirit we may always think and do those things that are pleasing in Your sight; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


St. Michael and All Angels

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Old Testament: Genesis 28: 10-17
Epistle: Revelation 12: 7-12
Holy Gospel: John 1: 47-51

Collect of the Day

Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 11:18–20
Epistle: James 3:13—4:10
Holy Gospel: Mark 9:30–37

Collect of the Day 
O God, whose strength is made perfect in weakness, grant us humility and childlike faith that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


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.