Notable Feast Days this Week:

August 7 - Dometius of Persia, 362
August 8 - Dominic, 1221(Anglican/Roman Catholic)
August 9 - St. Matthias, Apostle (Eastern Calendars)
August 11 - Claire of Assisi, 1253 (Anglican/Roman Catholic)
August 11 - Blane, Bishop of Bute Scotland, 590
August 12 - Muredach (Murtach), Bishop of Ireland, 6th Century
August 13 - Cassian, Italy, 4th Century
August 13 - Maximus the Confessor, 622

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 6-22, 45b
1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

- The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - August 13, 2017 (Year A)

God's Peace, Justice, and Salvation

The story of Joseph has many parallels with the life of Christ (Genesis 37:14-, 12-28). As Joseph was thrown into the pit by his brothers, so Christ was crucified by His own, descended into the dead, and was resurrected so that we might live. This is good news and we must tell others (Romans 10:5-15)! The life, death, and resurrection of Christ have fulfilled the allusions we find to him in the Old Testament (Psalm 105). He is the embodiment of peace, salvation, and justice (Psalm 85). Like Joseph and Peter, we need not fear when we are sinking. He has promised to be with us and will help us when our faith is weak (Matthew 14:22-33).

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always....

Psalm 85:8-13

I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—but let them not turn to folly. Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth....

Commentary on Psalm 85
Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon,
John Paul II

Commentary on Psalm 105
Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon 

Ambrose of Milan 
Psalms in the Life of the Church

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Joseph sold by his brothers

1 Kings 19:9-18
Elijah meets God on Mt. Horeb

Romans 10:5-15
The word of faith

Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus walks on Galilee and saves Peter

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year

"The Bible Project" Videos
An Introduction to the Psalms
Genesis 12-50
Romans 5-16
Matthew 14-28
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Almighty God | By All Sons and Daughters / A contemporary version of the Collect for Purity from the Book of Common Prayer | Leadsheet

Don't Be Afraid
| By John Bell |Leadsheet

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
| By John Newton | Leadsheet 

The Lord Remembers His Covenant (Psalm 105) | By Davis Haas | Leadsheet  

Psalm 85 Refrain
| By Wendell Kimbrough

Psalm 85 (Tune: Here is Love Vast as the Ocean) | Scottish Metered Psalm | Leadsheet 

Psalm 105 (Tune: How Firm a Foundation)
| Scottish Metered Psalm 

Psalm 85 and 105 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 85 Metrical Options 

Psalm 105 Metrical Options 

Hymn Suggestions for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost from 
Commentary on Matthew 14:22-33

"Meanwhile the boat carrying the disciples—that is, the church—is rocking and shaking amid the storms of temptation, while the adverse wind rages on. That is to say, its enemy the devil strives to keep the wind from calming down. But greater is he who is persistent on our behalf, for amid the vicissitudes of our life he gives us confidence. He comes to us and strengthens us, so we are not jostled in the boat and tossed overboard. For although the boat is thrown into disorder, it is still a boat. It alone carries the disciples and receives Christ. It is in danger indeed on the water, but there would be certain death without it. Therefore stay inside the boat and call upon God...." Augustine
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