Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 25 - Ceolfrid, Abbott of Jarrow, 617
September 26 - Nilus the Younger, Calabria, 1005
September 27 - Vincent de Paul, 1660 (Roman Catholic)
September 28 - Leoba of Germany, 780 
September 28 - Martyrs of China (Roman Catholic)
September 29 - St Michael and All Angels (Anglican/ Lutheran)
September 30 - Yom Kippur (OT Day of Atonement) 10 Tishri
September 30 - Gregory the Illuminator, Armenia, 332
October 1 - Therese of Lisieux, 1897 (Roman Catholic)

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm 25:1-9
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32

Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Green

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 1, 2017 (Year A)

Trusting God's Provision: Living in Humility, Faith, and Service

Cry out to God and remember what he has done. Listen to his promises, trust him, and live according to his ways (Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16). God is gracious to provide for our needs, even when we complain and are undeserving (Exodus 17:1-17). In gratitude, we turn from our own concerns to consider others better than ourselves (Philippians 2:1-13). Through faith and trust, we bow in humility to take Jesus at his word, accepting his authority and divinity (Matthew 21:23-32).  

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord...and the wonders he has done.

Psalm 25:1-9

In you, Lord my God, I put my not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame...Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long...

Commentary on Psalm 25
Lectio Divina Reading

Commentary on Psalm 78
Fr. Michael Fallon

Exodus 17:1-7
Water from the rock

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
God's ways are just

Philippians 2:1-13
Christ humbled himself to the point of death on a cross

Matthew 21:23-32

A parable about doing God's will

Matthew 21Exodus 17, Ezekiel 18, Philippians 2Psalm 25Psalm 78


Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Further Resources
Matthew 14-28, Philippians, Exodus 1-18 - The Bible Project (video)
Commentary on Philippians 2 and Exodus 17:1-7 - The Sermon Writer
Communal Reading of Scripture - from Fuller Seminary (audio)
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
- from The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (Click to View)
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns for Philippians 2:1-13 and Exodus 17:1-7 | from The Sermon Writer

Free PDF Download of the songbook from the 2017 Getty Worship Conference

Bread of the World, In Mercy Broken | words by Reginald Heber, 1827 / arranged by Luke Brodine

Bread of the World, In Mercy Broken | words by Reginald Heber, 1827 / arranged by Zac Hicks

Most Merciful God | by Chris Pearse | Leadsheets

Psalm 25: To You, O Lord | by Stephen Pishner (based on O Come O Come Emmanuel) | Leadsheet 

Psalm 25 (Show Me Your Ways) | Lyrics and Music by Shane Heilman | Chords

To You O Lord I Lift Up My Soul (Psalm 25) | by Graham Kendrick | Leadsheet and Chord Chart 

Psalm 25 | by Joe Day (Mars Hill Music) | Chords

We Will Tell Each Generation (Psalm 78) | Words: Michael Perry / Tune: RESTORATION from Psalms For All Seasons, 2001

Psalm 78 (Tune: Ottawa) | Scottish Metered Psalm 

Psalm 25 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 78 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 25 and 78 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 25 Metrical Options (Amazing Grace, Richmond)

Psalm 78 Metrical Options 
Commentary on Matthew 21:23-32
We now see that Christ employed no cunning stratagem in order to escape, but fully and perfectly answered the question which had been proposed; for it was impossible to acknowledge that John was a servant of God, without acknowledging that he was Himself the Lord. He did not therefore shelter arrogant men, who without any commission, but out of their own hardihood, take upon themselves a public office; nor did he countenance, by his example, the art of suppressing the truth, as many crafty men falsely plead his authority. I do acknowledge that, if wicked men lay snares for us, we ought not always to reply in the same way, but ought to be prudently on our guard against their malice, yet in such a manner that truth may not be left without a proper defense." -John Calvin
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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