Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 27 - Vincent de Paul, 1660 (RC Calendar)
September 28 - Leoba of Germany, 780 
September 28 - Martyrs of China (Roman Catholic Calendar)
September 29 - St Michael and All Angels 
(Anglican and Lutheran)
September 30 - Gregory the Illuminator, Armenia, 332
October 1 - Therese of Lisieux, 1897 (RC Calendar)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Lamentations 1:1-6
Lamentations 3:19-26
Psalm 137
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

-- The Twentieth Sunday in Trinitytide -- October 2, 2016

Faith, Hope, Love
"The righteous are told to live by faith (Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4). Scripture promises that when we delight in the Lord, he will give us the desires of our heart. Don't fret over evil ones who prosper (Psalm 37:1-10). Rather, focus on your holy calling, with love and self control (2 Timothy 1:1-14), carrying out Jesus' commandments in grateful thanks. (Luke 17:5-10)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

New Weekly Resource!

Daily Prayer Form
for Children and Families 
(View and Download)
Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 37:1-9

"Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart...”

Psalm 137

"By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

Benedict XVI Meditation / Psalm 137
Augustine / Psalm 37
Charles Spurgeon / Psalm 137
Lamentations 1:1-6
Jerusalem is empty and destroyed
Lamentations 3:19-26
Great is your faithfulness
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
The wicked surround the righteous
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Guard what has been entrusted
Luke 17:5-10
Faith like a mustard seed

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 21,
or The Ninteenth Week of/after Pentecost.
Psalm 37 and 137 Spotify Playlists
Singing Psalms and Hymns
O God Beyond All Praising - Words by Michael Perry / Music by Gustav Holst | Leadsheet

By the Babylonian Rivers (Psalm 137) - Traditional Melody / Arrangement by Greg Scheer | Leadsheet 

Wait for the Lord - by Community of Taize and Jacques Berthier | Leadsheet

My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone (Psalm 62) - by Stuart Townend and Aaron Keyes | Leadsheet

Come Light Our Hearts - by Sandra McCracken | Leadsheet

The Apostles' Creed - Beach Spring Melody, Sacred Harp, 1844 | Leadsheet | Guitar Capo Leadsheet

Psalm 37 Metrical Option (Tunes: Sweet Hour, Guidance) 

Psalm 137 Metrical Option (Tune: Morning Song) 

Psalm 37 and 137 in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Resources for Pointed Chant

Read about "Several Ways to Sing the Psalms"
Practicing Prayer
Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty, fill us. When we are weak in faith, strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervor we may love our neighbors and serve them for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. (from Sundays and Seasons, Year C, 2016)
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 17:5-10
"The power that comes to us through faith is of God. Knowing this, blessed Paul also says in the first epistle to the Corinthians, “For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit, and to another faith in the same Spirit.” You see that he has placed faith also in the catalogue of spiritual graces. The disciples requested that they might receive this from the Savior, contributing also what was of themselves. By the descent upon them of the Holy Spirit, he granted it to them after the fulfillment of the dispensation. Before the resurrection, their faith was so feeble that they were liable even to the charge of being “little of faith.”

-Cyril of Alexandria on Luke 17:5-10
More Historic Commentary (View and Download)
Music for Listening

You have probably never heard the words of the Apostle Paul set to music like this before! Half - handed Cloud is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist songwriter John Ringhofer. All the lyrics on this album were taken from the Pauline Epistles and reflect a unique contemporary musical pallette. Read a review of the album from a secular source, then give it a listen here.  

A 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) choral Evensong and Matins services. Stream these and more on the Nashotah House Soundcloud page.
Thematic Art 
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