Notable Feast Days this Week
February 26 - Photine, Samaritan Woman, John 4:7 (Eastern)
February 27 - Simon the Cyrene, Luke 23:26 (Eastern)
February 28 - Proterius, Alexandria, 457
March 1 - Eudocia, Heliopolis, 2nd century 
March 1 - David of Wales, ca. 600
March 2 - John Wesley, 1791 (Anglican and Lutheran) 
March 2 - Charles Wesley, 1788 (Anglican and Lutheran)
March 3 - Non, mother of David of Wales, 6th century
March 4 - Casimir of Poland, 1484 (Roman Catholic)

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Purple

------- Third Sunday in Lent ------- March 4, 2018 (Year B)
The Way of Obedience
Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight (Psalm 19). Help us to follow your commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) and fully believe and embrace the teachings of Jesus (John 2:13-22). Help us to remember that God makes foolish the wisdom of the world (1 Corinthians 1:18-25).
-Thomas Oden,
Ancient Christian Devotional
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world...

Commentary on Psalm 19
John Paul IIThomas Aquinas

Psalm 19, Exodus 20
1 Corinthians 1, John 2
Exodus 20:1-17
The commandments at Sinai

1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Christ crucified, the wisdom of God

John 2:13-22
The cleansing of the temple

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Prayers for Lent

Hear, Lord, my prayer; let not my soul faint under your discipline, nor let me faint in confessing unto you all your mercies, whereby you have drawn me out of all my most evil ways, that you might become a delight to me above all the allurements that I once pursued; that I may most entirely love you, and clasp your hand with all my affections, and you may yet rescue me from every temptation, even unto the end. 
- Augustine, from The Confessions

Lord Almighty, we say we want to serve you, we say we want to help others less fortunate than ourselves, we say we want justice. But the truth is, we want power and status because we so desperately need to be loved. Free us from our self-fascination and the anxious activity it breeds, so that we might be what we say we want to be – loved by you and thus capable of unselfish service. Amen.
Stanley Hauerwas, Prayers Plainly Spoken (InterVarsity Press, 1999), 49. 

"Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God." - Clement of Alexandria


Creator of the earth and skies,
To whom the words of life belong,
Grant us thy truth to make us wise;
Grant us thy power to make us strong.

Like theirs of old, our life is death,
Our light is darkness, till we see
The eternal Word made flesh and breath,
The God who walked by Galilee.

We have not known thee: to the skies
Our monuments of folly soar,
And all our self-wrought miseries
Have made us trust ourselves the more.

We have not loved thee: far and wide
The wreckage of our hatred spreads,
And evils wrought by human pride
Recoil on unrepentant heads.

For this, our foolish confidence,
Our pride of knowledge and our sin,
We come to thee in penitence;
us the work of grace
-Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal

Practicing Prayer
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning 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 of Lent (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 19 from

Folk Versions of the Agnus Dei - Blog post from Cardiphonia 

Phos Hilaron Music: Tallis Melody, arranged by Church of the Apostles Chord Chart 

Lord Have Mercy (Only Say the Word) | by Philip Majorins, 2011 | Leadsheet

Most Merciful God | by Chris Pearse | Leadsheets

The Heavens Declare (Psalm 19) | by Bruce Benedict | Leadsheet 

Psalm 19 (The Heavens Declare) | by Chad Randall and Shane Heilman | Leadsheet 

Psalm 19 (SATB) | Harmony by David Peebles / Text by Thomas Sternhold | Leadsheet 

Psalm 19 Refrain (Lord You Have the Words) | by Ann Celeen Dohms | Refrain + Cantor on pg. 100 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship

Psalm 19 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 19 | Metrical Options

Psalm 19 | Genevan Resources 

Psalm 19 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 19 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant
Commentary on John 2:13-22
"...let each of us apply to the invitation of Christ, that — so far as lies in our power — we may not permit the temple of God to be in any way polluted. But, at the same time, we must beware lest any man transgress the bounds of his calling. All of us ought to have zeal in common with the Son of God; but all are not at liberty to seize a whip, that we may correct vices with our hands; for we have not received the same power, nor have we been entrusted with the same commission." -John Calvin
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