Notable Days this Week:

July 4 - The Feast of the Prophets Haggai and Hosea
(Roman Catholic Calendars)
July 6- The Feast of the Prophet Isaiah
(Roman Catholic and Lutheran Calendars)
July 9- Second Ecumenical Council concluded, 381

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Amos 7:7-17
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 82 and Psalm 25:1-10
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

The Eighth Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) July 10, 2016

"We are called to obey God with all our heart and soul (Deut 30:9-14), to trust him and learn his ways (Ps 25:1-9). We strive to lead a life worthy of God, bearing fruit in good works, increasing our knowledge (Col 1:1-14; Lk 10:25-37), and showing mercy to strangers." - Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 25:1-10
"In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me..."

Psalm 82
"God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the “gods”:

'How long will you defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked?
Defend the weak and the fatherless..."

John Calvin 
Commentary on Psalm 25

Commentary on Psalm 82
Commentary on Psalm 25
Commentary on Psalm 82
Charles Spurgeon
Commentary on Psalm 25
Dr. James Mead
Commentary on Psalm 82

Amos 7:7-17
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

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 9,
or The Seventh Week of/after Pentecost.
An Overview of Amos from The Bible Project 
Read Scripture: Amos
Psalm 25 Spotify Playlist
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
Lord, To You My Soul is Lifted (Psalm 25)- by Lee Ann Vermeulen and Roberts Stanley Wiersma (The Psalm Project)|Leadsheet  

Psalm 25: To You, O Lord - by Stephen Pishner (based on O Come O Come Emmanuel) | Leadsheet

To You O Lord I Lift Up My Soul (Psalm 25) - by Graham Kendrick | Leadsheet and Chord Chart 

Psalm 25 - by Joe Day (Mars Hill Music) | Chord Chart

Psalm 25 Metrical Options (Tunes: Amazing Grace, Richmond) 

Psalm 82 Metrical Option (Tunes: St. Anne) 

Psalm 25 and 82 (Anglican Chant) Pgs. 43 & 180 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 10:25-37
"Some think that their neighbor is their brother, family, relative or their kinsman. Our Lord teaches who our neighbor is in the Gospel parable of a certain man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho.… Everyone is our neighbor, and we should not harm anyone. If, on the contrary, we understand our fellow human beings to be only our brother and relatives, is it then permissible to do evil to strangers? God forbid such a belief! We are neighbors, all people to all people, for we have one Father."

-St. Jerome on Luke 10:25-37
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 entire Bifrost Arts discography is available for free download for a limited time over at Noisetrade. Grab these tracks before they disappear!

Download here 

This recently commissioned setting of St. Luke's Passion, by Scottish composer James MacMillan, was premiered in the USA at Duke University in 2014. It 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 here
Thematic Art 
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