First Sunday in Lent

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament:
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Psalm 32

Romans 5:12-19

Matthew 4:1-11


Fr. Bill reflects on humans failing to be obedient in today's readings, talks about the meaning of the color purple, and asks, "What is the devil that is on your back?"

We are placed in a garden by a loving God who is there with us, protecting us, and nurturing us.
 Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove