Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 9 - Ascension Day
(Eastern Calendars)
June 11 - St. Barnabas, Apostle
(Western Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

I Kings 21:1-14, 15-21a
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
Psalm 32
Galatians 2:15-21
Luke 7:36-8:3

The Fourth Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) June 12, 2016

"The woman known as a sinner knew the meaning of forgiveness; Jesus' host, who was a Pharisee, did not. Luke contrasts how both treated Jesus. The woman kissed Jesus' feet and, weeping, anointed them with ointment, while the host did not give Jesus water for his feet, nor greet him with a kiss. She who was forgiven much loved much; he who was forgiven little showed little love. And yet, was not his need for forgiveness as great?"  
- James G. Kirk in When We Gather: A Book of Prayers for Worship

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 32

  "Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are    forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.

 Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit..."


John Calvin
Commentary on Psalm 32
Charles Spurgeon 
Commentary on Psalm 32
John Paul II
Commentary on Psalm 32

Note:The daily readings will be designated as the week marked for Proper 5,
or The Third Week of/after Pentecost.
Context for the Old Testament Readings: An Overview of 1-2 Kings and  2 Samuel from The Bible Project 
Psalm 32 Playlists

Psalm 32 EP

Check out this five song EP produced by the musicians at Park Church (Denver). Each track is devoted to different verses from Psalm 32.

Stream and download the EP here
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
Psalm 32 (Refrain) - by Sarah Majorins, 2014. 
*This refrain works well in-between spoken prayers of confession

Jesus, Lover of My Soul - Words by Charles Wesley/Music by Greg Thompson |Leadsheet and Piano Music 

Jesus, Lover of My Soul - Words by Charles Wesley / ABERYSTWYTH Melody (Celtic) | Leadsheet

God Be With You Till Me Meet Again (Psalm 32:7-8) - Words by /Music by The Welcome Wagon|Leadsheet 

You Are My Hiding Place - by Michael Ledner | Leadsheet

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me - Words by Augustus Toplady, 1776 / Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830 | Leadsheet

Psalm 32 Metrical Options (Tune: O the Deep Deep, Beach Spring) 

Psalm 32 (Anglican Chant) - Page 58 in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms"
Commentary on Luke 7:36-8:3
"Blessed is one who can anoint the feet of Christ even with oil. Simon had still not anointed him, but more blessed is she who anoints with ointment. The grace of many flowers gathered into a bouquet scatters different sweetness of fragrance. Perhaps none but the church alone can produce that ointment. The church has innumerable flowers of different fragrance. She fittingly assumes the likeness of a prostitute, because Christ also took upon himself the form of a sinner." -St. Ambrose
Practicing Prayer
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
Music for Listening  (Trinitytide)
An outline of the entire book of Romans set to music! This is a well written and creative concept album from a Tennessee worship collective know as Psallos. 

Short video explanation here 

Steam and download here

Download sheet music here

Trinitytide is an excellent season to become reacquainted with Bach' s Mass in B minor! Like John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Bach captures Trinitarian joy, life, and resolve in sections like Cum Sancto Spiritu. The genius of Mass in B Minor lies in its unified Christian expression of worship that, "...unites Catholic and Lutheran confessions." Praise God.

Listen to the entire piece here.

Here is a contemporary setting of Galatians 2:20 from the Verses Project. Also, a free download of the wallpaper art for this track and a meditation from the songwriter.

Stream and Download here.
Thematic Art 
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