Notable Feast Days this Week:

October 17 - Ignatius of Antioch, 115 (Western Calendars)
October 17 - First Day of Sukkot (OT Feast of Booths)
October 18 - St. Luke the Evangelist
October 22 - Donatus of Ireland, 876
October 23 - St. James of Jerusalem, Apostle and Brother of Our Lord (Anglican, Easter, and Lutheran Calendars)
October 23 - Ignatius, Bishop of Constantinople, 877

Revised Common Lectionary

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
Jeremiah 14:7-10; 19-22
Psalm 84:1-7
2 Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

Liturgical Color - Green 

-- The Twenty Third Sunday in Trinitytide -- October 23, 2016

Prone to Wander: Keep Practicing Faith and Humility

"We are prone to wander away from God (Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22). Blessed are those who dwell with him and long for him (Psalm 84:1-6) and humbly offer him prayers (Luke 18:9-14). The Lord stands by us, rescues us from every evil and gives us strength (2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18).

- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 65

Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion;
    to you our vows will be fulfilled.
You who answer prayer, 
to you all people will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, 
you forgave our transgressions. 
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple...


How lovely is your dwelling place,
    Lord Almighty!
 My soul yearns, even faints,
    for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
    for the living God...
Blessed are those who dwell
in your house; they are ever praising you...

Joel 2:23-32
The promise to restore Israel
Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Jerusalem will be defeated
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Fight the good fight of faith
Luke 18:9-14
A Pharisee and tax collector pray

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 24,
or The Twentieth - Second Week of/after Pentecost.
A classic letter from Athanasius discussing the value of the Psalms and how to interpret them as Christians, "The Book of Psalms has a certain grace of its own. For in addition to the other things in which it enjoys fellowship with the other books of the Bible, it possesses this marvel – that it contains all the emotions of each soul and their various changes."
Practicing Prayer
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; 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!) 
Psalm 65 and 84 Spotify Playlist
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Singing Psalms
Psalm 84 (How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place) - Southern Melody | Leadsheet

Psalm 65 Metrical Options

Psalm 84 Metrical Options

Resources for Pointed Chant 

Resources for Plainchant

Read about "Several Ways to Sing the Psalms"
Commentary on Luke 18:9-14
"How useful and necessary a medicine is repentance! People who remember that they are only human will readily understand this. It is written, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” … The Pharisee was not rejoicing so much in his own clean bill of health as in comparing it with the diseases of others. He came to the doctor. It would have been more worthwhile to inform him by confession of the things that were wrong with himself instead of keeping his wounds secret and having the nerve to crow over the scars of others. It is not surprising that the tax collector went away cured, since he had not been ashamed of showing where he felt pain." 

-Augustine on Luke 18:9-14
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Music for Listening

New from Sandra McCracken
"God's Highway"

Congregational Songs from
Trinity Church Nashville
"Amazing Love"
Thematic Art 
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