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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 17
The Collect: O God, because without you we are not able to please you mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 50:15-21 read from the New International Version Bible
Psalm 103:1-13 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Romans 14:1-12 read from the New Living Translation Bible
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible
The Closing Prayer: On September 24th we remember Philander Chase, bishop of Ohio & Illinois. Read from The Great Cloud of Witnesses.