First Sunday in Lent, March 1

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 2:15-17; 3:1-7 read from the International Children’s Bible

Psalm 32 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Romans 5:12-19 read from the King James Bible

Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 read from the Lexham English Bible

Closing Prayer: On March 4th we remember Paul Cuffee, Witness to the Faith among the Shinnecock, read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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