Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 17

The Collect and Psalms will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer.

The Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel will be read from The Easy to Read Bible.

The Collect: O God, because without you we are not able to please you mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Track 1 Old Testament: Exodus 14:19-31

Track 1 Psalm: Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11,20-21

Track 2 Old Testament: Genesis 50:15-21

Track 2 Psalm: Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13

Epistle: Romans 14:1-12

Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

Closing Prayer: On September 23 we celebrate the life of Thecla Apostle and Proto-martyr among Women. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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