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 20:1-17 read from the Modern English Version Bible
Psalm 19 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 New American Standard Bible
Gospel: John 2:13-22 read from the New Century Version Bible
The Closing Prayer: March 13 we celebrate the life of James Theodore Holly Bishop of Haiti, and of the Dominican Republic. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.