Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, February 19, 2017
The Collect: O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18 read from The Modern English Version Bible
Psalm 119:33-40 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23 read from the New American Standard Bible
Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48 read from The New Century Version Bible
Closing Prayer: On February 20 we celebrate the life of Frederick Douglass, Orator and Advocate for truth and Justice