Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 26 - John of the Goths, c. 800
June 27 - Joanna, Luke 24:10 (Eastern)
June 27 - Cyril of Alexandria, 444 (Lutheran/Roman Catholic)
June 28 - Irenaeus of Lyons, 202 (Western)
June 29 - Peter and Paul, Apostles
June 29 - Mary, mother of Mark, Acts 12:12 (Roman Catholic)
June 30 - Mary, mother of Mark, Acts 12:12 (Eastern)
June 30 - Synaxis of the 12 Apostles,(Eastern)

   July 1 - Cosmas and Damian, 284 (Eastern)
   July 2 - Monegunda, Tours, 570 

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 22:1-14
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Psalm 13
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

- The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost - July 2, 2017 (Year A)

God's Promises

"Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac shows his complete confidence in God's promises (Genesis 22:1-14). Although we sometimes question how long we will have to endure certain trials, we remember God's past faithfulness and trust him to see us through them (Psalm 13 and Psalm 89). Therefore, we need to yield to God, who offers us eternal life, not giving in to sin (Romans 6:12-23) and offering hospitality in God's name to others (Matthew 10:40-42)." 
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Commentary

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? ... How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? ... Look on me and answer ... Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death ... But I trust in your unfailing love ... I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.

I will sing of the Lord’s love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself...

Commentary on Psalm 13
Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon
Thomas Aquinas

Genesis 22:1-14
Abraham is tested

Jeremiah 28:5-9
The test of a true prophet

Romans 6:12-23
Under grace, not the law

Matthew 10:40-42

Welcome others in the name of Christ

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
"Though the plot of the enemies lasts a very long time, do not lose heart, as though God had forgotten you, but call on the Lord, singing Psalm 13."
-Athanasius, On the Interpretation of the Psalms 
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
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Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go | Words by George Matheson/ Music by Christopher Miner| Leadsheets 

Psalm 13 | Words by Nigel Briggs / Music by Trent Vineyard Church | Leadsheet | Chord Chart 

How Long, O Lord, Will You Forget (Psalm 13) | Words by Barbara Woollett / Music by Christopher Norton | Music on page 63 of Psalms for All Seasons 

Psalm 13 | Composed by Dr. David Erb, with influence from G.F. Handel’s Suite No. 4 in D Minor (HWV 437) Sarabande. 

Psalm 13 (How Long?) | By Shane Heilman | Chord Chart

Psalm 13 | By Sarah Majorins | Leadsheet

Forever (Psalm 89) | Music by Emily Moore | Leadsheet, Piano Music, Chord Chart

Psalm 13 and 89 Anglican Chant | Music on pgs. 20 and 192 of Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 13 Metrical Options 

Psalm 89 Metrical Options 

Hymn Suggestions for The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost from 
Commentary on Matthew 10:40-42
A considerable portion of the world may be opposed to the disciples of Christ, and the confession of their faith may draw upon them universal hatred. Yet here is another consolation tending to excite a very great number of persons to treat them with kindness. Whatever is done to them, Christ does not hesitate to reckon as done to himself. This shows how dearly he loves them, when he places to his own account the kind offices which they have received. He is not speaking here about receiving the doctrine, but about receiving the men. 

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