Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 19 - St. Jude, Apostle and Brother of Our Lord (Eastern)
June 20 - Silverius, Bishop of Rome, 538 
June 21 - Menan, Cornwall and Brittany, 6th Century
June 21 - Aloysius Gonzaga, 1591 (Roman Catholic)
June 22 - Alban, First Martyr of Britain, 304
June 22 - Third Ecumenical Council convened, 431
June 23 - Agrippina, Rome, 262 

June 24 - The Nativity of John the Baptist
June 24 - Zacharias and Elizabeth (Eastern)

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 21:8-21
Jeremiah 20:7-13
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 
Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

- The Third Sunday after Pentecost - June 25, 2017 (Year A)

Nothing to Fear: Called to Follow Christ

"We are offered living water and the assurance of God's continuing love and protection (Genesis 21:8-21). Through baptism, we are crucified with Jesus and die to sin, resurrected to a new life (Romans 6:1b-11). We need not fear anything, for we are precious to God (Matthew 10: 24-39). We continue to ask him for help, guidance, and direction and pray he will preserve us from our enemies (Psalm 86)." -Thomas Oden 

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings

Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;  have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you...

But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters...

Commentary on Psalm 86
Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon
John Paul II 

Commentary on Psalm 69
Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon

Genesis 21:8-21
Hagar and Ishmael are delivered

Jeremiah 20:7-13
The prophet must speak

Romans 6:1b-11
Buried and raised with Christ in baptism

Matthew 10:24-39

The cost of discipleship

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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
Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me | Words by Augustus Toplady, 1776 / Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830 | Leadsheet 

Save Me, O God (Psalm 69) | By Marty Haugen | Leadsheet 

Psalm 69 | Genevan Psalter | Leadsheet and Recording

Psalm 86 | Genevan Psalter | Leadsheet and Recording

Psalm 69 and 86 Anglican Chant | Music on pgs. 138 and 187 of Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 69 Metrical Options 

Psalm 86 Metrical Options 

Hymn Suggestions for The Third Sunday after Pentecost from 
Commentary on Matthew 10:24-39
"What Christ is saying to the faithful is, I am now already sharing with you the same stigma you are presently suffering. That is sufficient for your encouragement. I, your Master and Lord, have felt the same grief you now feel. And if that distresses you further, remember this: that even from this foreboding you will soon be freed. For why do you now grieve? Are you troubled that someone is calling you a deceiver or a liar? So what? Wait a little while. In time you will be seen as benefactors of the world and champions of faith. For time reveals whatever is concealed. Time will refute their false accusations and make your good intent known. For as historic events unfold, a larger design will be recognized." 

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Thematic Art 
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