Notable Feast Days this Week:

October 9 - Andronicus and Athanasia, Egypt, 5th cent. 
October 10 - Paulinus of York, 644
October 11 - Philip the Deacon, Acts 8:5 (Eastern/Lutheran)
October 12 - Symeon the New Theologian, 1021 (Eastern)
October 12 - Wilfrid of York, 709 (Western)
October 13 - Faustus, Januarius and Martial, Cordova, 304
October 14 - Gaudentius, Rimini, 359
October 15 - Teresa of Avila, 1582 (Roman Catholic)

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 32:1-14
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Isaiah 25:1-9
Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1-9
Matthew 22:1-14

Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Green

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 15, 2017 (Year A)

Confession, Prayer, and Praise

"God allows us the chance to intercede for others through prayer (Exodus 32:1-14). We come to him confessing our sins and praising him (Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23), putting aside our anxieties and setting our minds on Christ (Philippians 4:1-9) and recognizing the promise of eternal life with God (Matthew 22:1-14)."
-Thomas Oden "Ancient Christian Devotional" 

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort...

Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise? Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people...

Commentary on Psalm 23
AugustineAquinasBenedict XVIJohn CalvinMartin LutherCharles Spurgeon

Commentary on Psalm 106
John Wesley's Notes

Exodus 32:1-14
The Israelites forge a golden calf

Isaiah 25:1-9
The feast of victory

Philippians 4:1-9
Rejoice in the Lord always

Matthew 22:1-14

The parable of the unwelcome guest

Matthew 22Exodus 32, Isaiah 25, Philippians 4Psalm 23Psalm 106


Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Further Resources
Video Overviews: Matthew 14-28, Philippians, Exodus 19-40 - The Bible Project
Commentary: Matthew 22:1-14, Philippians 4:1-9Exodus 32:1-14 - The Sermon Writer 
Slideshow: Art for Proper 23 (Year A) - Vanderbilt Divinity Library
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 
- The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (Click to View)
Morning Prayer (Click to View)
Morning and Evening Prayer (Church of England)
Liturgy of the Hours (Roman Catholic)
Audio Prayer Meditation (Pray As You Go)
Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost from 

Jesus, Lover of My Soul | by Charles Wesley | Leadsheet 

Psalm 106 v1-5 (Tune: Caithness) | Scottish Metered Psalm

Psalm 106 | Genevan Psalter

The King of Love My Shepherd Is | Words by Henry Baker, 1868 / Music: Traditional Irish Melody | Leadsheet 

Shepherd Me O God (Psalm 23) | Marty Haugen | Leadsheet 

The Good Shepherd | Fernando Ortega | Leadsheet

Twenty Three | Aaron Strumpel | Leadsheet

Psalm 23 | Luke Morton | Leadsheet

Psalm 23 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 106 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 23 and 106 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 23 Metrical Options 

Psalm 106 Metrical Options 
Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14
"But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business. To go to your farm is to involve yourself excessively in earthly toil. To go to your business is to long for the gain brought by our worldly activity. One person is concerned with earthly toil, another devoted to the business of this world. Neither takes notice of the mystery of the Lord’s incarnation." 
-Gregory the Great
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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