Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 3

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: Isaiah 43:16-21 read from the Revised Standard Version Bible

Psalm 126 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14 read from the Amplified Bible

Gospel: John 12:1-8 read from the Christian Standard Bible

On April 3 we celebrate the life of Richard, Bishop of Chichester. Read from A Great Cloud of Withesses.

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