Notable Days this Week:

June 22 - Third Ecumenical Council convened, 431 AD
June 24 - The Nativity of John the Baptist - Righteous Zacharias and Elizabeth (Eastern Calendars)
June 26- Sunday of All Saints (Eastern Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 16 and 77
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

The Sixth Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) June 26, 2016

"Just as Elisha was obedient and learned from Elijah (1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-21), so we choose to follow God and bless him for his counsel (Ps 16). We seek to live and walk by the Spirit and not by the flesh, cultivating the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:1, 13-25) and putting Christ above all else (Lk 9:51-62)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalms 16 and 77

"...Lord, you alone are my portion 
and my cup;
    you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me
in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance."

"I cried out to God for help;
    I cried out to God to hear me.
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
    at night I stretched out untiring hands,
    and I would not be comforted."

John Calvin 
Commentary on Psalm 77
Charles Spurgeon 
Commentary on Psalm 16
Thomas Aquinas
Commentary on Psalm 16

I Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Isaiah 65:1-9
Galatians 5:1,13-25
Luke 9:51-62

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 7,
or The Fifth Week of/after Pentecost.
An Overview of 1&2 Kings from The Bible Project 
Read Scripture: 1-2 Kings
Psalm 16 and 77 Spotify Playlists
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
Sing to Jesus - by Fernando Ortega|Leadsheet  

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

Psalm 16 (Fullness of Joy) - by Shane and Shane | Chord Chart and Video Demonstration

Protect Me God: I Trust in You (Psalm 16) - from Psalter Hymnal | Leadsheet

Preserve Me, O God (Psalm 16) - by Matthew Creamer | Leadsheet

I Cry Aloud to God (Psalm 77) - Nathan Partain | Chord Chart

Our Song in the Night (Psalm 77) - by Michael Van Patter from his album Our Song in the Night | Leadsheet

Psalm 16 Metrical Option (Tunes: Crown Him, This is My Father's World) 

Psalm 77 Metrical Options (Tunes: St. Anne, Dundee, Kingsfold) 

Psalm 16 and 77 (Anglican Chant) Pgs. 21 & 160 in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms" 

"Resources for Exploring the Psalms" - list compiled by Fuller Seminary
Commentary on Luke 9:51-62
"Christ rebuked them for their own good when they were enraged beyond measure at the hatred of the Samaritans. He did this so they might learn that as ministers of the divine tidings, they must rather be full of longsuffering and gentleness, not revengeful. They must not be given to wrath or savagely attack those who offend them." 

-Cyril of Alexandria on Luke 9
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  (The Gospel of Luke)
Here is a collection of modern tunes that reflect theological themes in Luke. Songs for The Book of Luke was compiled and produced through an organization called The Gospel Coalition. 

Steam and download here 
Chord charts and sheet music here
Favorite track: Come to the Feast

Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle is a Chicago based choir founded by James Michael Thompson. They have a series of wonderful sacred music recordings based around the lectionary and special seasons within the church calendar. Music for the Year of Luke can be found on Spotify and Youtube.

Listen to the album on Spotify here
Favorite track: If In This Life Only
Thematic Art 
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