Notable Feast Days this Week:

July 25 - St. James Zebedee, Apostle (Western Calendars)
July 29 - Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (Lutheran Calendars)
July 30 - Peter Chrysologus, c. 450 (Roman Catholic Calendars)
July 31 - Ignatius of Loyola, c.1556 (Roman Catholic Calendars)
July 31 - Joseph of Arimathea (Anglican, Eastern, and Lutheran)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9,43
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Psalm 49:1-12
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

The Eleventh Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) July 31, 2016

"The pleasures and aquisitions we have on earth are fleeting (Ecclesiates 1:2, 12-14: 2:18-23); wisdom and understanding are without price (Psalm 49:1-11). With this in mind, we put away our old natures and put on the new (Colossians 1:1-11), knowing that our time here is also fleeting and our worldly treasures empty of true meaning (Luke 12:13-21)." - Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 49:1-12

"Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world, 
both low and high,
    rich and poor alike...Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me...
those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them...
People, despite their wealth,
do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish."

Psalm 107:1-9,43

"Give thanks to the Lord, 
for he is good;
    his love endures forever. 
Let the redeemed of the Lord 
tell their story—
    those he redeemed from the
hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
    from east and west,
from north and south...
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he satisfies the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things..."

Hosea 11:1-11
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

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 12,
or The Tenth Week of/after Pentecost.
Overview of Ecclesiastes from The Bible Project
Psalm 107 and 49 Spotify Playlist
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
Good to Me - by Craig Musseau | Leadsheet | Chord Chart

Jesus, I Come - Words: William Sleeper / Music: Greg Thompson | Leadsheet and Chord Chart

We Are Not Overcome - by Robert Heiskell | Leadsheet

Praise the Name of the Lord (Psalm 107) - Jazz Psalm by Daniel Richardson and Angel Napieralski | Leadsheet

Psalm 49 Metrical Option (Tune: Kingsfold) 

Psalm 107 Metrical Option (Tunes: Kingsfold, Forest Green) 

Psalm 49 and 107 (Anglican Chant) in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms"  

Read "Freedom to serve: a service based on Paul's letter to the Colossians" - Reformed Worship article by Emily Brink and John Witvliet
Commentary on Luke 12:13-21

"This should be the careful consideration of wise people, that since the days of this life are short and the time uncertain, death should never be unexpected for those who are to die. Those who know that they are mortal should not come to an unprepared end."

-Leo The Great on Luke 12:13-21
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)
Margaret Rizza is a contemporary English composer who combines classic Christian texts for prayer with contemplative music that bridges the gap between traditional English church music and Taize chants. Many of her recording are easily accessible on Youtube and Spotify. She is a treasure trove for those seeking music for prayer and contemplation.     
Listen to "Kyrie Eleison" 
Listen to "Officium Divinum" 

English singer-songwriter Jonathan Ogden released this EP in January 
2016. "By the Streams" is a collection of acoustic Psalms. 

Jonathan also plays in the band Rivers and Robots.  
Thematic Art 
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