Notable Feast Days this Week:

August 21 - Abraham of Smolensk, 1221
August 22 - Sigfrid, Wearmouth, 690
August 23 - Irenaeus of Lyon, 202 (Eastern Calendars)
August 24 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Western Calendars)
August 25 - Patricia, Patroness of Naples, 665
August 25 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Eastern Calendars)
August 27 - Monica, mother of Augustine, 387 
(Lutheran and Roman Calendars)
August 27 - The Ethiopian Eunuch, Acts 8:27 (Eastern)

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Isaiah 51:1-6
Psalm 138
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

-The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost - August 27, 2017 (Year A)

Protection and Help

"God showed his care for the Israelites through raising up Moses to lead them out of Egypt (Exodus 1:8--2:10). We are grateful for God's protection in the past and continuing help for the present and future (Psalm 124 and Psalm 138). We confess Christ, the Son of the living God and author of our salvation (Matthew 16:13-20), and offer our bodies as a living sacrifice to God (Romans 12:1-8)." -Thomas Oden

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

If the Lord had not been on our side—let Israel say—if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us, they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away.

Commentary on Psalm 124
Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon,
Benedict XVI

Psalm 138

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. When I called, you answered me....

Commentary on Psalm 138
Augustine, Benedict XVI, Spurgeon, 
John Calvin

Exodus 1:8-2:10
Pharaoh's daughter adopts Moses

Isaiah 51:1-6
The righteousness and salvation of God

Romans 12:1-8
One body in Christ with different gifts

Matthew 16:13-20

Peter's profession of faith

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
 Psalm 124 and Psalm 138 
with biblical cross references from
Fr. Michael Fallon
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. - from The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (Click to View)
Morning Prayer (Click to View)
Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
If the Lord Had Not Been On Our Side (Psalm 124) | Leadsheet

Give Peace in Our Time, O Lord | by Martin Foster | Leadsheet Sample

With All My Heart (Psalm 138) | by Matt Searles | Leadsheet

I Will Bow (Psalm 138) | by The Gathering Church | Leadsheet 

Though the Lord is High and Holy (Psalm 138) |by Craig Harris | Leadsheet

With All My Heart (Psalm 138) | by The Psalm Project | Leadsheet

The Lord's Prayer (Notre Dame Folk Choir) | by Steven Warner | Leadsheet

Psalm 124 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 138 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 124 and 138 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 124 Metrical Options 

Psalm 138 Metrical Options 
(Tune: Tallis Canon) 

Hymn Suggestions for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost from 
Commentary on Matthew 16:13-20

"Here Christ distinguishes his disciples from the rest of the crowd, to make it more fully evident that, whatever differences may exist among others, we at least ought not to be led aside from the unity of faith. They who shall honestly submit to Christ, and shall not attempt to mix with the Gospel any inventions of their own brain, will never want the true light. But here the greatest vigilance is necessary, that, though the whole world may be carried away by its own inventions, believers may continually adhere to Christ." John Calvin
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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