The Collect for the Feast of the Transfiguration (transferred from August 6)

Note:  The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Lake St. Louis, celebrates its title feast on the first Sunday of August (for more information about the transference of feasts, see BCP 16) O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son,wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening:Mercifully grant that we, being delivered …

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The Collect for Proper 11: The Sunday closest to July 20

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 …

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The Collect for Proper 10: The Sunday closest to July 13

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.(BCP 231) Marion …

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The Collect for Proper 6: The Sunday closest to June 15

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love,that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness,and minister your justice with compassion;for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 230) Written by the Rev. …

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The Collect for the First Sunday after Pentecost:  Trinity Sunday

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 …

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The Collect for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after the Ascension

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 …

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Using the Collects to Help Us See God’s Activity in Us and for Us

Invitation Our canon for Evangelism and Discipleship Development, The Rev. Whitney Rice, has asked us to consider how evangelism, for Episcopalians, is journeying together through discovering the Good News of Jesus Christ and inviting others to join us on this journey.  What does talking about our common journey together sound like?  What does intentionally living …

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