Notable Feast Days this Week:

August 23 - Irenaeus of Lyon, 202 (Eastern Calendars)
August 24 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Western Calendars)
August 25 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Eastern Calendars)
August 27 - Monica, mother of Augustine, 387 
(Lutheran and Roman Calendars)
August 28 - Prophetess Anna, Luke 2:36 (Eastern Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm 112
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14

-- The Fifteenth Sunday in Trinitytide -- August 28, 2016

"God wants us to follow him and be united with other believers (Jer 2:4-13). He also wants for us to be generous and just (Ps 112), free from the love of money, full of hospitality, good works (Heb 13:1-8, 15-16) and humility (Lk 14:1, 7-14)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 81:1, 10-16

"Sing for joy to God our strength;
    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

“But my people would not listen to me;
    Israel would not submit to me.
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
    to follow their own devices..."

Psalm 112

"Praise the Lord.

Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
    who find great delight in his commands.

Their children will be mighty in the land;
    the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
    and their righteousness endures forever..."

Jeremiah 2:4-13
Proverbs 25:6-7
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Note: The daily readings will be designated as the week marked for Proper 16,
or The Fourteenth Week of/after Pentecost.
Psalm 81 and 112 Spotify Playlists
Singing the Psalms

Psalm 81 Pointed Chant | Chart | How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 112 Pointed Chant | Chart | How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 81 Metrical Options
 (Tune: Forest Green, Ellacombe) 

Psalm 112 Metrical Option (Tune: Ode to Joy, Hyfrydol) 

Psalm 81 and 112 (Anglican Chant) in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms" 

Read about "Several Ways to Sing the Psalms"
Practicing Prayer

Prayer of the Week (from Sundays and Seasons)
"O God, you resist those who are proud and give grace to those who are humble. Give us the humility of your Son, that we may embody the generosity of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord."
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
Commentary on Luke 14:1, 7-14
"It is a manifestation of pride to boast of the gifts of God, as if there were any excellence in ourselves, that would exalt us on the ground of our own merit. Humility, on the other hand, must be not only an unfeigned abasement, but a real annihilation of ourselves, proceeding from a thorough knowledge of our own weakness, the entire absence of lofty pretensions, and a conviction that whatever excellence we possess comes from the grace of God alone."
More Historic Commentary (View and Download)
Music for Listening (Trinitytide)
Here are a few contemporary songs based on this week's lectionary passages:

Thematic Art 
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