First Sunday of Advent

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Isaiah 64:1-9

The Response:
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

The Epistle:
1 Corinthians 1:3-9

The Gospel:
Mark 13:24-37

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

The Response:
Psalm 100

The Epistle:
Ephesians 1:15-23

The Gospel:
Matthew 25:31-46

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Judges 4:1-7

The Response:
Psalm 123

The Epistle:
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The Gospel:
Matthew 25:14-30

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

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.

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

The Response:
Psalm 78:1-7

The Epistle:
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The Gospel:
Matthew 25:1-13

Sermon

Deacon Turner Guidry

Deacon Turner Guidry

All Saints' Day

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The First Lesson:
Revelation 7:9-17

The Response:
Psalm 34:1-10, 22

The Epistle:
1 John 3:1-3

The Gospel:
Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Deuteronomy 34:1-12

The Response:
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

The Epistle:
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

The Gospel:
Matthew 22:34-46

Sermon

Fr. George Choyce

Fr. George Choyce

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Exodus 33:12-23

The Response:
Psalm 99

The Epistle:
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

The Gospel:
Matthew 22:15-22

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Exodus 32:1-14

The Response:
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23

The Epistle:
Philippians 4:1-9

The Gospel:
Matthew 22:1-14

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

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.

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

The Response:
Psalm 19

The Epistle:
Philippians 3:4b-14

The Gospel:
Matthew 21:33-46

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Exodus 17:1-7

The Response:
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16

The Epistle:
Philippians 2:1-13

The Gospel:
Matthew 21:23-32

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove