The Collect: Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Track 1 Old Testament Proverbs 31:10-31 read from The Easy to Read Version Bible
Track 1 Psalm: 1 The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Track 2 Old Testament Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 read from The New Revised Standard Bible or Jeremiah 11:18-20 read from The Easy to Read Version Bible
Track 2 Psalm 54 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
The Epistle James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a read from the Revised Standard Version Bible
The Gospel Mark 9:30-37 read from the Amplified Bible
Closing Prayer: On September 24 we celebrate the life of Anna Ellison Butler Alexander. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.