Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, Sept. 5

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 International Children’s Bible.

The Collect: Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; 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: Joshua 3:7-17

Track 1 Psalm: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37

Track 2 Old Testament: Micah 3:5-12

Track 2 Psalm: Psalm 43

Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12

On November 8 we celebrate the life of James Theodore Holly Bishop of Haiti, and of the Dominican Republic. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

For a copy of today’s text in a PDF click here.