Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 19 - Theodore of Tarsus, Bishop of Canterbury, 690 
September 21 - Matthew, Apostle (Western Calendars) 
September 22 - Phocas the Gardener, Martyr, 320 
September 24 - 7th Ecumenical Council convened, 787 

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

-- The Nineteenth Sunday in Trinitytide -- September 25, 2016

Christ Our Treasure
"We should not put our confidence in earthly wealth (Amos 6:1a, 4-7); rather, we should put our trust in the Lord who made heaven and earth (Psalm 146). Desiring to be rich often causes us to fall into temptation; contentment comes when we realize we have brought nothing into the world and can take nothing out of it (1 Timothy 6:6-19). In Jesus' parable of the poor man Lazarus, we see that in light of eternity, wealth means nothing (Luke 16: 19-31)." 

- 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 91:1-6, 14-16

"Whoever dwells in the
shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow 
of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust...”

Psalm 146

"Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save..."

St Augustine on Psalm 91
John Paul II on Psalm 146
Charles Spurgeon on Psalm 91
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Jeremiah buys a field
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Warnings to the wealthy
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Pursuing God's justice
Luke 16:19-31
Poor Lazarus and the rich Man
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 20,
or The Eighteenth Week of/after Pentecost.
Psalm 91 and 146 Spotify Playlists
Singing Psalms and Hymns
I Will Sing Praises (Psalm 146) - by Kaitlyn Ferry and Brian T. Murphy | Leadsheet 

You Are My Refuge (Psalm 91) - by Paul van der Bijl | Leadsheet 

Psalm 91 (My Refuge) - by Sons of Korah | Guitar Chords

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

Psalm 91 Metrical Option (Tunes: Beecher, Beach Spring) 

Psalm 146 Metrical Option (Tunes: Beecher, Beach Spring) 

Psalm 91 and 146 (Anglican Chant) in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Resources for Pointed Chant

Read about "Several Ways to Sing the Psalms"
Practicing Prayer
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (from The Book of Common Prayer)
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 16:19-31
"The rich man, in purple splendor, is not accused of being greedy or of carrying off the property of another, or of committing adultery, or, in fact, of any wrongdoing. The evil alone of which he is guilty is pride. Most wretched of men, you see a member of your own body lying there outside at your gate, and have you no compassion? If the laws of God mean nothing to you, at least take pity on your own situation and be in fear, for perhaps you might become like him. Give what you waste to your own member. I am not telling you to throw away your wealth. What you throw out, the crumbs from your table, offer as alms."

- Jerome on Luke 16:19-31
More Historic Commentary (View and Download)
Music for Listening
The new album from Wendell Kimbrough entitled Psalms We Sing Together will be released in its entirety on Friday, September 23rd. The album was produced by Isaac Wardell of Bifrost Arts and featuring a downloadable songbook. Check out four preview songs over at Wendell's Bandcamp page. Then head over to his website to check for tour dates and sample other releases.

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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