Notable Feast Days this Week:

November 20 - Edmund the Martyr, East Anglia, 870
November 21 - Presentation of the Virgin Mary
November 22 - Cecilia the Martyr, 230 
November 23 - Clement of Rome, 100 (Western Calendars)
November 24 - Clement of Rome, 100 (Eastern Calendars)
November 24 - Flora and Mary, 851
November 25 - Catherine, Alexandria, 313
November 26 - Christ the King/Reign of Christ

Revised Common Lectionary

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 100
Psalm 95:1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - White/Gold

-----------Reign of Christ----------- November 26, 2017 (Year A)

Our King and Shepherd

God made us and we are His (Psalm 100), the sheep of His pasture who worship Him and take comfort in his guidance (Psalm 95). Our Good Shepherd will look after, and search for, His lost sheep (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24). We pray for wisdom and enlightenment so that we may know Christ better (Ephesians 1: 15-23), longing for Christ to come and say, "You who are blessed, take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world (Matthew 25:31-46)."

Christ the King/ Reign of Christ (November 26, 2017)
"Christ the King Sunday focuses our worship on the cosmic character of Christ’s reign over the world. It is a proclamation to all that everything in creation and culture must submit to Christ and an invitation to actively and joyfully submit to his rule. The day is celebrated widely in some traditions and is normally scheduled on the last Sunday before Advent. It therefore serves as a transitional Sunday leading directly into Advent, the Christmas cycle, and the new Christian year. The day fits well with the eschatological emphasis and anticipation of Christ’s second coming highlighted during Advent. It also helps worshipers, who are already thinking about Christmas, to remember that Christmas is about much more than a baby in a manger—it is about a sovereign Christ who came to be the 'Prince of Peace.'" - from The Worship Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.

Happy Thanksgiving (November 23, 2017)
A Prayer of Thanksgiving (from The Book of Common Prayer)
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Family Litany
Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 95:1-7a
Worship our great God and shepherd

Psalm 100
We are the sheep in God's pasture

Commentary - Psalm 95
John Paul II

Commentary - Psalm 100
John Paul II 

Matthew 25Ezekiel 34, Ephesians 1
Psalm 95Psalm 100

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
God will shepherd Israel

Ephesians 1:15-23
The reign of Christ

Matthew 25:31-46

The sheep and the goats

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. - The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (Click to View)
Morning Prayer (Click to View)
Further Resources

Morning and Evening Prayer (Church of England-Protestant)
Liturgy of the Hours and Sung Breviary (Roman Catholic)
Sung Morning Prayer by Calvin Peters (Eastern Orthodox)
Audio Prayer Meditation (Pray as You Go)
O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.​

- from "The O Antiphons"
Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for Christ the King Sunday from 

All I Have is Yours | by Sojourn Music | Leadsheet

The Lord is King | Words: Josiah Conder, 1824; alt. by Nathan Partain, 2003; refrain: Nathan Partain, 2003; Music: Nathan Partain, 2003  | Leadsheet 

The Lamb Has Overcome | by Luke Morton | Leadsheet

Come, Worship the Lord (Psalm 95) | by John Michael Talbot| Leadsheet 

Come, Christians Join to Sing | by Christian Bateman | Leadsheet Capo Leadsheet

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above | Words by Johann Jakob Schutz (1675) Music and Arrangement by Eric Gilbert | Leadsheet | Capo Leadsheet

Come to the Fount | by Bruce Benedict | Leadsheet

The King of Love My Shepherd Is | Words by Henry Baker, 1868 | Leadsheet 

Psalm 100 | Choral piece (SSA) by Rene Clausen | Sheet Music

Psalm 100 | By Chris Tomlin and Jason Ingram | Chord Chart 

Psalm 95 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 100 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 95 and 100 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter
Commentary on Matthew 25:31-46
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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