The Collect: O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 12:1-4a read from the Message Bible
Psalm 121 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 read from the Modern English Version Bible
Gospel: John 3:1-17 read from the New American Standard Bible
Closing Prayer: On March 9 we remember Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.