Notable Feast Days this Week:

October 31 - All Saints Eve (Western Calendars)
October 31 - Reformation Day (Lutheran)
November 1 - The Feast of All Saints (Western Calendars)
November 2 - All Souls Day, (Roman Catholic)

Liturgical Color - Green (Trinitytide); All Saints Day (White)

Revised Common Lectionary

Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21
Job 19:23-27a
Psalm 17:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17
Luke 20:27-38

-- The Twenty Fifth Sunday in Trinitytide -- November 6, 2016

Eternity and Resurrection
We know that our Redeemer lives (Job 19:23-27a)! We walk in the paths of righteousness, always kept close by the Lord in "the shadow of his wings" (Psalm 17:1-9). We give thanks to him (2 Thessolonians 2:1-5, 13-17) and look forward to being resurrected and living with him in eternity in heaven (Luke 20:27-38).

- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

All Saints Day (November 1, 2016)

Scripture Readings (Revised Common Lectionary)             
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31

A Cloud of Witnesses: Why Celebrate All Saints Day? (A Protestant Answer)

Song, Prayers, and Litanies for All Saints from Global Christian Worship blog

Art for All Saints from Global Christian Worship blog
Prayer for All Saints Day
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son, Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. —The Book of Common Prayer (Thomas Cranmer)
Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 145:1-5, 7-21

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.....

Psalm 17:1-9

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer—it does not rise from deceitful lips.
 Let my vindication come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right....

Haggai 1:15b-2:9
The promise to restore Judah
Job 19:23-27a
I know that my Redeemer lives
2 Thessalonians
2:1-5, 13-17

The coming of Christ Jesus
Luke 20:27-38
Jesus speaks of the resurrection

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Practicing Prayer
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he 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)
Daily Prayer Form for Children and Families
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
Psalm 17 and 145 Spotify Playlist
More Spotify Psalms Playlists...
Singing Psalms and Hymns
I Know That My Redeemer Lives | Words by Samuel Medley; Tune by John Hatton; Arrangment by Matt Grimsley | Leadsheet 

The Lamb Has Overcome | by Luke Morton | Leadsheet

In Nomine | by Church of the Beloved | Leadsheet

Psalm 17 Metrical Options (Tunes: Kingsfold, Dundee) 

Psalm 145 Metrical Options (Tunes: Ode to Joy, Beecher) 

Resources for Pointed Chant 

Resources for Plainchant

Read about "Several Ways to Sing the Psalms"
Commentary on Luke 20:27-38
"For people not to believe that this will happen is worthy perhaps of the ignorance of the Sadducees, but it is altogether unworthy of those who love Christ. We believe in him who says, “I am the resurrection and the life.” He will raise the dead suddenly, in the twinkling of an eye, and at the last trumpet. It shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For Christ our common Savior will transfer us into incorruption, glory and to an incorruptible life."
-Cyril of Alexandria on Luke 20:27-38
More Historic Commentary (View and Download)...
Music for Listening

An eclectic mix of ancient and new tunes for corporate worship and personal prayer from The Church of the Beloved in Seattle, WA.

Listen and download for free here
Thematic Art 
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