First Sunday in Lent, Feb. 21

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 God’s Word Translation

Psalm: Psalm 25:1-9 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22 read from the Holman Christian Standard Bible

Gospel: Mark 1:9-15 read from the International Children’s Bible

Closing Prayer: On February 22 we celebrate the life of Eric Liddell, Missionary to China. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

For a copy of today’s readings in a PDF click here.