Notable Feast Days this Week

May 28 - Whit Monday (Eastern)
May 29 - First Ecumenical Council, 325 (Eastern)
May 29 - Maximinus the Confessor, Bishop of Trier, 346
May 30 - Isaac the Confessor, 410
May 31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Western)
June 1 - Justin Martyr and Companions, 165
June 2 - Erasmus (Elmo), 303
June 3 - Charles Lwanga, Uganda, 1886 (Anglican/Catholic)

Revised Common Lectionary

1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Psalm 81:1-10
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Mark 2:23-3:6

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

---- Second Sunday after Pentecost ---- June 3, 2018 (Year B)

Sabbath Rest and the Work of God
God our Creator (Psalm 139) knows our need for healing and rest. He has given us His Word and raises up messengers, even when it seems hard to hear His voice (1 Samuel 3:1-20). God's people are commanded to rest in His providence (Deuteronomy 5:12-15) and trust in His provision while giving thanks (Psalm 81). We are weak and subject to death, but through Jesus, the life at work within us is stronger than death (2 Corinthians 4:5-12). In Jesus, life and rest are made possible through the mercy of God (Mark 2:23-3:6). God's commands were given to us so that we may receive all of these things.  
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar...You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain...
Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud...You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

Commentary on Psalm 139
Benedict XVI (Part 1/Part 2)
1 Samuel 3:1-20
The calling of Samuel

Deuteronomy 5:12-15
The command regarding the Sabbath

2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Treasure in jars of clay

Mark 2:23-3:6

Jesus heals on the Sabbath

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

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Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 139 from

Hymns related to Psalm 81 from

Psalm 81 (Too Proud) | by Enter the Worship Circle | Leadsheet

Psalm 139 | by Hope Creative | Chord Chart

Psalm 139 (My Lord You Have Examined Me) - By Sarah 
Leadsheet (Part 1) | Leadsheet (Part 2) | Tune: Resignation

Lord, You Have Searched Me (Psalm 139) | Music by Vito Aiuto, 2015 | Leadsheet 

Songs for Psalm 139 from The Verses Project

Psalm 139 Metrical Options | Psalm 81 Metrical Options 

Psalm 81 | Geneva Resources | Psalm 139 | Geneva Resources

Psalm 81 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 139 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on Mark 2:23-3:6

Note the tender compassion of the Lord when he deliberately brought the man with the withered hand right into their presence. He hoped that the mere sight of the misfortune might soften them...But they remained callous and unfeeling. They preferred to do harm to the name of Christ than to see this poor man made whole. They betrayed their wickedness not only by their hostility to Christ, but also by their doing so with such contentiousness that they treated with disdain his mercies to others.
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