First Sunday in Lent Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Collect: Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 9:8-17 read from the Message Bible
Psalm 25:1-9 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22 read from the Modern English Version Bible
Gospel: Mark 1:9-15 read from The New American Standard Bible
Closing Prayer: On February 22nd we remember Eric Liddel, Missionary to China