Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, September 12.

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 Lexham English Bible.

The Collect: O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Track 1 Old Testament: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Track 1 Psalm: Psalm 78:1-7

Track 2 First Lesson: Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24

Track 2 Psalm: Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70

Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

Closing Prayer: On November 12 we celebrate the life of Charles Simeon Priest. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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