Third Sunday in Lent, March 15

The Collect: Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7 read from The New Century Version Bible

Psalm 95 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Romans 5:1-11 read from The New International Version Bible

Gospel: John 4:5-42 read from The New Living Translation Bible

Closing Prayer: On March 21 we remember Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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