Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 14 - Basil The Great
(Anglican, Lutheran, and Traditional Western Calendars)
June 19 - Pentecost
(Eastern Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

I Kings 19:1-7, 8-15a
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 42-43
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

The Fifth Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) June 19, 2016

"Isaiah's prophetic verses foretell the love and compassion of God in sending his only Son to an unwelcoming world (Is 65:1-9). Christ's sacrifice allows us to be made children of God through faith (Gal 3:23-29). Like the man Jesus healed of evil spirits, we should declare how much God has done for us (Lk 8:26-39)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalms 42 and 43

"As the deer pants for streams 
of water,
    so my soul pants for you,
my God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God..."

"Vindicate me, my God,
    and plead my cause
    against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are
    deceitful and wicked..."


A sample service based on the movements of Psalm 42 and 43

John Calvin 
Commentary on Psalm 42
Charles Spurgeon 
Commentary on Psalm 43
John Paul II
Commentary on Psalm 43

I Kings 19:1-7, 8-15a
Isaiah 65:1-9
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Chronological (order in which stories and events occurred)

Note:The daily readings will be designated as the week marked for Proper 6,
or The Fourth Week of/after Pentecost.
An Overview of Psalms from The Bible Project 
Read Scripture Series: Psalms
Psalm 42 and 43 Spotify Playlists
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
My Help, My God (Psalm 42) - by Sandra McCracken|Leadsheet  

Send Out Your Light (Psalm 43) - by Sandra McCracken|Leadsheet  

Satisfied In You (Psalm 42) - by Brian Eichelberger | Chord Chart 

Where is God? (Psalm 42 and 43) - by Chad Lewis | Chord Chart | Leadsheet 

As the Deer (Psalm 42 and 43) - by Greg Scheer | Leadsheet  

Send Out Your Light (Psalm 43) - by Luke Hyder | Music published in   Psalms for All Seasons on pg. 270

Sanctus + Mystery of the Faith - by Philip Majorins | Leadsheet

Psalm 42 Metrical Option (Tune: Morning Song) 

Psalm 43 Metrical Option (Tune: Morning Song) 

Psalm 42 and 43 (Anglican Chant) - Page 80-84 in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms" 

"Sing More Psalms in Worship"
an article by Joan Huyser-Honig
Commentary on Luke 8:26-39
"And indeed, though all wicked men adore God, and bestow great pains on appeasing him, yet if they had their choice, they would withdraw to the greatest possible distance from him: for his face is terrible, so long as they contemplate him as a Judge, and not as a Father. The consequence is, that the gospel, which is more delightful than any thing that can be conceived, is everywhere considered to be so dismal and severe, that a good part of the world would wish that it were buried."  - John Calvin on Luke 8:26-39
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)
Tumbling Sky is a brand new release that features contemporary Psalm arrangements from UK based musician Matt Searles. It is a well balanced meditation on rest and brokenness...refreshing, substantial, and contemplative.

Steam and download here 

Favorite track:
My Soul Finds Rest (Psalm 62)

Here is another classic for Trinitytide listening that should not be forgotten! Like Bach' s Mass in B minor, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms is a masterful choral/orchestral setting of sacred text. A glorious range of emotions are expressed through sounds that are accessible to those with a modern musical palette.

Read about it here
Listen to the entire piece here
Thematic Art 
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