Notable Feast Days this Week:

January 15 - The Prophet Habakkuk (Roman Catholic)
January 16 - Fursey, East Anglia, 648
January 17 - Anthony the Great, Egypt, 356 
January 18 - The Confession of Peter (Anglican/Lutheran)
January 18 - Athanasius and Cyril (Eastern)
January 19 - Wulfstan, Worchester, 1095 (Anglican/Catholic)
January 20 - Fabian, 250 (Western) 
January 21 - Agnes, 304 


Revised Common Lectionary

Jonah 3:1-5,10
Psalm 62:5-12
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

Third Sunday After the Epiphany January 21, 2018 (Year B)
Repent and Follow, the Kingdom of God is Near
Jesus calls us to repent and follow him. The kingdom of God is near and we are called to live in the freedom of God (Mark 1:14-20). With God as our rock and refuge (Psalm 62:5-12), we are commanded to turn from evil (Jonah 3:1-5,10) and become disciples of Jesus, joining him by becoming "fishers of men." There is a sense of urgency to heed this call because the present form of this world is passing away and the kingdom of God is being made manifest among us (1 Cor. 7:29-31).
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress,
I will not be shaken.
 My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge...

Commentary on Psalm 62
John Paul II

Psalm 62, Jonah 3
1 Corinthians 7, Mark 1
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Repentance in Nineveh

1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The present form is passing away

Mark 1:14-20
Jesus calls disciples out of their boats

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
The Bible Project overview of Jonah, 1 Corinthians, and Mark
"God is Able" quote from Martin Luther King Jr. 
Practicing Prayer
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.  -The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Further Prayer 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)
Psalm Playlists
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for the Third Sunday in Epiphany (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 62 from

My Soul Finds Rest In God Alone (Psalm 62) | by Stuart Townsend and Aaron Keyes | Leadsheet | Chord Chart (C)

Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest) | by Matt Searles

My Soul Finds Rest (Psalm 62) | by Sandra
McCraken | Leadsheet

I’ll Not Be Shaken (Psalm 62) | by Wendell Kimbrough | Leadsheet

Only in God (Psalm 62) | by John Michael Talbot | Leadsheet

The Kingdom of God | Taize Community | Leadsheet 

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God | by Karen Lafferty | Leadsheets

Psalm 62 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 62 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 62 Metrical Options 

Songs for Epiphany from The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Commentary on Mark 1:14-20
"Christ selected rough mechanics, — persons not only destitute of learning, but inferior in capacity, that he might train, or rather renew them by the power of his Spirit, so as to excel all the wise men of the world. He intended to humble, in this manner, the pride of the flesh, and to present, in their persons, a remarkable instance of spiritual grace, that we may learn to implore from heaven the light of faith, when we know that it cannot be acquired by our own exertions. Again, though he chose unlearned and ignorant persons, he did not leave them in that condition..." -John Calvin
More Historic Commentary (View and Download)
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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