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The Collect: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Numbers 21:4-9 read from the New International Version Bible
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Ephesians 2:1-10 read from the New Living Translation Bible
Gospel: John 3:14-21 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible
Closing Prayer: On March 18 we celebrate the life of Cyril of Jerusalem, Liturgist, Catechist, and Bishop. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.