Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21

The Collect: Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34 read from New Revised Standard Version Bible Anglicized

Psalm 51:1-13 or Psalm 119:9 – 16 both will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Hebrews 5:5-10 read from the World English Bible

Gospel: John 12:20-33 read from the Revised Standard Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On March 26 we celebrate the life of Richard Allen, First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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