Notable Days this Week:

June 27 - The Feast of Cyril of Alexandria, died 444
(Lutheran, Coptic, and Roman Catholic Calendars)
June 28 - Feast of Irenaeus of Lyon, died 202 
(Western Calendars)
June 29- The Solemnity of Peter and Paul, Apostles 
(Roman Catholic Calendars)
June 30- The Solemnity of Peter and Paul, Apostles 
(Eastern Calendars)
July 3- Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle
(Roman Catholic Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

2 Kings 5:1-14
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 30 and Psalm 66:1-9
Galatians 6:1-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Seventh Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) July 3, 2016

"Because God is with us (Is 66:10-14), we rejoice and sing his praises (Ps 66:1-8). We are called to bear one another's burdens, to do good to others, to not grow weary in well-doing (Gal 6:1-16) and to spread the Good News (Lk 10:1-11,16-20)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 30

"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...

You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever."

John Calvin 
Commentary on Psalm 30
Charles Spurgeon 
Commentary on Psalm 30
John Paul II
Meditation on Psalm 30

2 Kings 5:1-14
Isaiah 66:10-14
Galatians 6:1-16
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 8,
or The Sixth Week of/after Pentecost.
VIdeo: N.T. Wright Reflects on Singing and the Psalms
"The Song of Worship" With N.T. Wright
Psalm 30 Spotify Playlist
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Psalm 30:5) - Text by George Matheson/ Music by Christopher Miner | Leadsheets and Chord Charts
Faithful One - by Brian Doerksen 
Chord Chart

You Are My Inheritance (Psalm 16) - by Timothy Smith | Leadsheets

I Will Praise You Lord (Psalm 30) - by Roger Holtz  | Leadsheet 

Sing Praises to the Lord (Psalm 30:4-5) - by Robbie Seay | Chord Chart

Psalm 30 Metrical Option (Tunes: Amazing Grace, O For A Thousand) 

Psalm 66 Metrical Options (Tunes: O for A Thousand Tongues, Richmond) 

Psalm 30 and 66 (Anglican Chant) Pgs. 53 & 129 in the Anglican Psalter 

Psalm 30 - Simple Gregorian Chant Tone on pg. 346 of Lalemant Propers

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms" 

"The Work of Singing the Psalms: Learning About Psalm Tones"  

-an article by Dwight Vogel
Commentary on Luke 10:1-11,16-20
He says this to the seventy disciples whom he appointed and sent out in pairs before his face. Why did he send them two by two? Pairs of animals were sent into the ark, that is, the female with the male, according to number, unclean but cleansed by the sacrament of the church.… Those animals are opposites, so that the one eats the other. A good shepherd does not know how to fear wolves for his flock, and therefore he sends those disciples not against a prey but to grace. The forethought of the good Shepherd prevents the wolves from harming the lambs. He sends lambs among wolves in order that the saying may be fulfilled, “Then wolves and lambs shall feed together." 

-Ambrose on Luke 10:1-11
Practicing Prayer
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Prayers Based on This Week's Lectionary Passages
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
Music for Listening  (Galatians and Luke)
The folks over at The Verses Project have created two songs based on verses from this week's Epistle reading. Repeated listening is a great way to impress an accurate version of these verses into your heart and mind. 

Listen to Galatians 6:9-10
Listen to Galatians 6:14 

This recently commissioned setting of St. Luke's Passion, by Scottish composer James MacMillan, was premiered in the USA at Duke University in 2014. This piece is a testament to MacMillan's Christian faith and a fine example of the vibrant creativity that can be found in contemporary sacred music. 

BBC Interview with MacMillan
Listen on Spotify
Listen on YouTube starting here
Thematic Art 
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