Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 5 - Zacharias & Elizabeth, parents of JTB 
(Eastern and Lutheran Calendars)
September 8 - The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 9 - The Third Ecumenical Council, 431
(Eastern Calendars) 
September 9 - Peter Claver, 1654 (Roman Catholic Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

-- The Seventeenth Sunday in Trinitytide -- September 11, 2016

Precious to God
"Like Moses, we should be persistent in prayer (Exodus 32:7-14), asking God to cleanse us from sin and teach us wisdom (Psalm 51: 1-11). Jesus Christ came into the world to forgive sinners; praise and thank God for his mercy and grace (1 Timothy 1:12-17). Each of us is precious to him (Luke 15:1-10)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 14

"The fool says in his heart,
    'There is no God.'
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one..."

Psalm 51: 1-10

"Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Judgment against Jerusalem
Exodus 32:7-14
Moses begs for forgiveness
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Jesus Christ came for sinners
Luke 15:1-10
The Lost sheep and the silver coin
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year

Note: The daily readings will be designated as the week marked for Proper 17,
or The Fifteenth Week of/after Pentecost.
Psalm 14 and 51 Spotify Playlists
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Psalm 14 (Oh, That Your Salvation and Your Rescue) - By David Lee | Leadsheet

O God Will You Restore Us? - by Isaac Wardell | Leadsheet  

Psalm 51 - by Rebecca Dennison (Sojourn Music) | Leadsheet 

God Be Merciful to Me (Psalm 51) | Music by Christopher Miner | Leadsheets 

Psalm 51 (Have Mercy On Me O God) - by Graham Kendrick | Leadsheet

Psalm 14 Metrical Option (Tune: Kingsfold, Morning Song) 

Psalm 51 Metrical Option (Tune: Dundee, New Britain) 

Psalm 14 and 51 (Anglican Chant) in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Resources for Pointed Chant

Read about "Several Ways to Sing the Psalms"
Practicing Prayer
O Lord, the helper of the helpless, the hope of those who are past hope, the savior of the tempest-tossed, the harbor of the voyagers, the physician of the sick; you know each soul and our prayer, each home and its need; become to each one of us what we most dearly require, receiving us all into your kingdom, making us children of light; and pour on us your peace and love, O Lord our God. Amen. -Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
Daily Prayer Form for Children and Families (New!) 
Commentary on Luke 15:1-10
"St. Luke did not idly present three parables in a row. By the parables of the sheep that strayed and was found, the coin which was lost and was found, and the son who was dead and came to life, we may cure our wounds, being encouraged by a threefold remedy. “A threefold cord will not be broken.” Who are the father, the shepherd and the woman? They are God the Father, Christ and the church. Christ carries you on his body, he who took your sins on himself. The church seeks, and the Father receives. The shepherd carries. The mother searches. The father clothes. First mercy comes, then intercession, and third reconciliation. Each complements the other. The Savior rescues, the church intercedes, and the Creator reconciles. The mercy of the divine act is the same, but the grace differs according to our merits. The weary sheep is recalled by the shepherd, the coin which was lost is found, the son retraces his steps to his father and returns, guilty of error but totally repentant."

- Ambrose of Milan on Luke 15
More Historic Commentary (View and Download)
Music for Listening
Pillar Church in Holland, MI just released this collection of Luke inspired tunes written and recorded by artist and musicians from within their own congregation.       
Download the album and the songbook
Favorite Track: How Much More? 

Check out recordings of the weekly Anglican Compline service from
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
in Seattle, WA. Absolutely stunning! 

Listen and subscribe to the podcast

Nashotah House Seminary (Anglican) has started releasing recordings of their Choral Evensong and Matins services. Stream these and more on the Nashotah House Soundcloud page.
Thematic Art 
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