Notable Feast Days this Week:

July 11 - Benedict of Nursia, c. 480 (Western Calendars)
July 13 - The Prophet Joel (Roman Catholic Calendars)
July 14 - Aquila and Prisca, Acts 18:2 (Eastern Calendars)
July 15 - Bonaventure, c.1274 (Roman Catholic Calendars)
July 16 - Ruth of Moab (Lutheran Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

The Ninth Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) July 17, 2016

"Abraham's hospitality to strangers shows that we should do likewise, never knowing when we are entertaining angels unaware (Gen 18:1-10a). As we try to walk blamelessly, be truthful and do what is right (Ps 15), we acknowledge that we do everything through Jesus Christ (Col 1:15-28). We look to the acts of Mary and Martha and remember that Jesus calls us not only to good works but also to spending time listening and being with Him (Lk 10:38-42)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 15

"Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?

  The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart..."

Psalm 52

"Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
    Why do you boast all day long,
    you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God...?"


Amos 8:1-12
Genesis 18:1-10a
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

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 10,
or The Eighth Week of/after Pentecost.
Psalm 15 Spotify Playlist
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
The Kingdom of God - by The Community of Taize | Leadsheet 

We Are Listening - by Jeremy Quillo (Sojourn Music) | Chord Chart

Micah 6 - by Philip Majorins | Leadsheet

Psalm 15 (Who May Abide With You) - by Shane Heilman | Chord Chart

Psalm 15 Metrical Options (Tunes: Amazing Grace, Richmond) 

Psalm 52 Metrical Option (Tunes: Forest Green, Ellecombe) 

Psalm 15 and 52 (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 10:38-42
“Blessed,” he says, “are those who are hungry and thirsty for justice, because they shall be satisfied.” It was from this wellspring, from this storehouse of justice, that Mary, seated at the Lord’s feet, was in her hunger receiving some crumbs. You see, the Lord was giving her then as much as she was able to take. But as for the whole amount, which he was going to give at his table of the future, not even the disciples, not even the apostles themselves, were able to take in at the time when he said to them, “I still have many things to say to you, but you are unable to hear them now...”

-St. Augustine on Luke 10:38-42
Practicing Prayer
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
A Prayer for Cities from The Book of Common Prayer
Music for Listening (Trinitytide)
A brand new indie release from the Canadian worship collective known as Mixed Multitude Music. Fresh and creative!

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"I Will Sing to the Lord"

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Lux Aeterna is a stunningly beautiful modern choral classic. It was written by the living American composer Morten Lauridsen as a contemporary reflection of the Requiem Mass. The message is clear: God's love conquers death. 

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