Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 4 - The Prophet Moses (Eastern and Lutheran)
September 5 - Zacharias & Elizabeth, parents of JTB  
(Eastern and Lutheran)
September 6 - Bega (Bee), Abbess of Copeland, 7th cent.
September 7 - Regina (Reine), Gaul, 2nd cent.
September 8 - The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 9 - The Third Ecumenical Council, 431 (Eastern) 
September 9 - Peter Claver, 1654 (Roman Catholic)
September 10 - Pulcheria the Empress, 453
September 10 - Finnian, Ulster, c. 579

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Ezekiel 33:7-11
Psalm 119:33-40
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20

Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Green

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 10, 2017 (Year A)

Walking Together on Paths of Righteousness

"The power of Christ's precious blood is seen in the Passover, as are other symbols of the faith (Exodus 12:1-14). We pray for God to help us better understand his instructions so we can wholeheartedly walk in the right paths on our spiritual journey (Psalm 119:33-40). We pledge to confront in love our fellow Christians who fall away from the faith in some way (Matthew 18:15-20). We cast off the works of darkness to walk in the light of love (Romans 13:8-14)." -Thomas Oden  

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word....

Psalm 149

Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people...Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds....

Commentary on Psalm 149

Fr. Michael Fallon, John Paul II 

Exodus 12:1-14
The Passover

Ezekiel 33:7-11
The prophet's responsibility

Romans 13:8-14
Live and love in the light of the
Lord's coming

Matthew 18:15-20

Reconciliation and fellowship
in the church

Matthew 18, Romans 13Exodus 12, Ezekiel 33Psalm 119Psalm 149

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
- from The Book of Common Prayer
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Passover Song | by Urban Doxology | Leadsheet

The Passover Song | by Caroline Cobb | Leadsheets

Man of Sorrows | Lyrics and tune by Philip P. Bliss / Arranged by Jody Killingsworth and Philip Moyer | Leadsheets

Take Up Our Cross | by Sarah Hart, Curtis Stephen, and Marc Byrd | Leadsheet

Thy Word | By Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant | Leadsheet

We Are Listening | by Sojourn Music | Chord Chart 

Psalm 149 | Genevan Psalter | Leadsheet 

O Praise Ye The Lord (Psalm 149) | by Wes Crawford | Leadsheet 

Teach Me, O Lord (Psalm 119:33-40) | 4-part choral piece by William Byrd | Leadsheet

Teach Me O Lord, Thy Way of Truth (Psalm 119:33-40) | Tune by Joseph P. Holbrook (Bishop) | Leadsheet 

Psalm 119:33-48 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 149 Chant | by Stanley Robert Marchant (1883-1949) | Leadsheet

Psalm 149 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 119 and 149 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 149 (Tune: New Lydia) | Scottish Metered Psalm | Scottish Psalter 

Psalm 119 Metrical Options 

Psalm 149 Metrical Options 

Hymn Suggestions for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost from 
Commentary on Matthew 18:15-20
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” If you fail to do so, you are worse than he is... he has stricken himself with a grievous wound...when anyone sins against us, let us take great care, but not merely for ourselves. For it is a glorious thing to forget injuries. Just set aside your own injury, but do not neglect your brother’s wound. Therefore “go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone,” intent upon his amendment but sparing his sense of shame. For it might happen that through defensiveness he will begin to justify his sin, and so you will have inadvertently nudged him still closer toward the very behavior you desire to amend. Therefore “tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother,” because he might have been lost, had you not spoken with him."    - Augustine
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