Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, Track 1, Sunday, November 12, 2017
The Collect: O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Lesson: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 read from the Message Bible
Psalm 78:1-7 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 read from the Modern English Version Bible
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 read from the New American Standard Bible
Closing Prayer: On November 16 we remember Margaret, Queen of Scotland, read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.