Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 18 - Ferreolus, Vienne, 305 (Roman Catholic)
September 19 - Theodore of Tarsus, Bishop of Canterbury, 690 
September 20 - Paul Chong Hasang, Korea, 19th c.
September 21 - Rosh Hashana (OT New Year) 1 Tishri
September 21 - Matthew, Apostle (Western Calendars) 
September 22 - Phocas the Gardener, Martyr, 320 
September 23 - Adamnan, Iona, 704
September 24 - 7th Ecumenical Council convened, 787 

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 16:2-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Jonah 3:10-4-:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Green

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 24, 2017 (Year A)

God's Generosity

"We praise God and meditate on his glorious works (Psalm 145: 1-8 and Psalm 105:-16, 37-45). We may suffer for Christ's sake (Philippians 1:21-30), but we know that God will be generous with us, beyond what we deserve (Matthew 20:1-16). There is no need we have that God will not provide (Exodus 16:2-15)." 
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional  

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 145:1-8

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts...

Commentary on Psalm 145
Benedict XVI

Commentary on Psalm 105
Fr. Michael Fallon

Exodus 16:2-15
Manna in the wilderness

Jonah 3:10-4:11
God's concern for Nineveh

Philippians 1:21-30
Standing firm in the gospel

Matthew 20:1-16

The parable of the workers in the vineyard

Matthew 20Exodus 16, Jonah 3, Philippians 1Psalm 105Psalm 145


Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
God's Story: Wilderness - An overview of the Exodus for kids
Mystery and Love - A liturgical meditation for Ordinary Time
Matthew 14-28, Philippians, Jonah, Exodus 1-18 - The Bible Project
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
- from The Book of Common Prayer
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost from 

The Apostles' Creed | Beach Spring Melody, Sacred Harp, 1844 | Leadsheet | Guitar Capo Leadsheet

O My God and King and Savior (Psalm 145) | Tune: HOLY MANNA - Praise the Savior, Now and Ever |Leadsheet

Every Living Thing (Psalm 145)
| by Lacey Brown | Leadsheet and Commentary

I Will Lift Up Your Name (Psalm 145) 
| by S. 
Agrisano and Tom Tomaszek | Leadsheet 

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say | Words by Horatius Bonar, 1846 / Music arranged by Michael Card (Kingsfold melody) | Leadsheets

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

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

Psalm 105 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 145 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 105 and 145 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 103 and 114 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 105 | Genevan Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 105 Metrical Options 

Psalm 145 Metrical Options 
Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16
"But no one should boast of his work or of his time, when after saying this Truth cries out: “So the last will be first and the first last.” We know what good things we have done and how many they are; we do not know with what exactitude our judge on high will investigate them. Indeed, we must all rejoice exceedingly to be even the least in the kingdom of God." -Gregory the Great
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