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 17:1-7, 15-16 read from The 21st Century King James Version Bible
Psalm 22:22-30 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Romans 4:13-25 read from the Lexham English Bible
Gospel: Mark 8:31-38 read from The Message
Closing Prayer: On March 3 we celebrate the lives of John and Charles Wesley Priests. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.