Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Oct. 8

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 Christian Standard Bible.

The Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Track 1 Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Track 1 Psalm: Psalm 19

Track 2 Old Testament: Isaiah 5:1-7

Track 2 Psalm: Psalm 80:7-14

Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14

Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46

On October 8 we celebrate the lives of William Dwight Porter Bliss, Priest and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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