Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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:
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

The Response:
Psalm 105, 1-6, 16-22, 45b

The Epistle:
Romans 10:5-15

The Gospel:
Matthew 14:22-33

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; 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:
Genesis 29:15-28

The Response:
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

The Epistle:
Romans 8:26-39

The Gospel:
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Genesis 28:10-19a

The Response:
Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23

The Epistle:
Romans 8:12-25

The Gospel:
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; 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:
Genesis 25:19-34

The Response:
Psalm 119:105-112

The Epistle:
Romans 8:1-11

The Gospel:
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; 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:
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67

The Response:
Psalm 45: 11-18

The Epistle:
Romans 7:15-25a

The Gospel:
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Savior by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his teaching and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, following his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Isaiah 40:1-11

The Response:
Psalm 85 or 85:7-13

The New Testament:
Acts 13:14b-26

The Gospel:
Luke 1:57-80

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

First Day after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

Scripture Readings

THE COLLECT

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE Old Testament:
Genesis 1:1-2:4a

THE RESPONSE: 
Canticle 13

THE EPISTLE:
2 Corinthians 13:11-13

THE GOSPEL:
Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Day of Pentecost

Scripture Readings

THE COLLECT

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE FIRST LESSON:
Acts 2:1-21

THE RESPONSE: 
Psalm 104:25-35, 37

THE EPISTLE:
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

THE GOSPEL:
John 20:19-23

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings

THE COLLECT

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

THE FIRST LESSON:
Acts 1:6-14

THE RESPONSE: 
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36

THE EPISTLE:
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

THE GOSPEL:
John 17:1-11

Sermon

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings

THE COLLECT

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE FIRST LESSON:
Acts 7:55-60

THE RESPONSE: 
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

THE EPISTLE:
1 Peter 2:2-10

THE GOSPEL:
John 14:1-14

Sermon

Fr. Frank Wilson

Fr. Frank Wilson