The Liturgy Letter - The Third Sunday After Easter

Notable Feast Day this Week:
April 4 - The Annunciation of Our Lord
(Roman Catholic Calendar)

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) 
Psalm 30 
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

The Third Sunday of Easter
April 10, 2016
Year C

Themes: Just as Saul heard the voice of the Lord in the road to Damascus, was blinded and then regained his sight (Acts 9: 1-6), so we who turn from our sins and follow the Lord find joy and healing (Ps 30). Because we love and trust God’s Son, who became man and dwelled among us (Jn 21:1-19),
we offer him all praises and glory (Rev 5:11-14).
–Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Today (April 4) marks The Annunciation of Our Lord in the western calendar. In the eastern calendar this feast day took place on March 25th, which was Good Friday in the western calendar. It was a rare (and beautiful) liturgical event for these two days to coincide. Read about the significance here and here. 

Scripture Readings for The Annunciation of Our Lord:
Isaiah 7:10-14, Psalm 45, Hebrews 10:4-10, and Luke 1:26-38.
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings


"I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted    
  me out of the depths and did not let my   enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for  help,and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm  of the dead; you spared me from going  down to the pit..."
Psalm 30 Spotify Playlist
Congregational Hymn + Leadsheet
Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord - Roger Holtz \ Chord Chart/Leadsheet 

Sing the Praises of the Lord (Psalm 30) - Brian Moss

Psalm 30:4-5 (The Verses Project) - Robby Seay \ Chord Chart

Psalm 30 (Metrical) - Works with "O For a Thousand Tongues" and "Amazing Grace" melodies

Psalm 30 (Anglican Chant) - Tones and metered text start on page 53 of the Anglican Chant Psalter
Commentary on John 20:19-31
"Feed “my” sheep; he did not say “yours,” did he? Feed, good servant, the Lord’s sheep that bear the Lord’s brand. After all, was Paul crucified for you, or were you baptized in the name of Peter and Paul? So feed his sheep, washed in his baptism, sealed in his name, redeemed with his blood. “Feed,” he says,“my sheep." 
Practicing Prayer
Short Form Contemplative Prayer
Long Form Prayer
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go
"Songs for the Season" Eastertide Spotify Playlists
Easter hope is ripe with possibilities and practices...illuminated bodies, burning hearts, and broken bread. Theses coming weeks highlight the joy and mystery of Jesus appearance on the road to Emmaus and his breakfast with disciples on the shore of Galilee. This newly released album from Seattle collective Coastland Commons highlights these stories and beckons toward deeper reflection. 

by Coastland Commons
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