Notable Feast Days this Week

June 4 - Petroc, Abbot of Cornwall, 6th Century
June 5 - Dorotheus of Tyre, c. 362
June 5 - Boniface, Apostle to the Germans, 754
June 6 - Philip the Deacon, Acts 8:26
June 7 - Colman, Bishop of Oromore, 514
June 8 - Medard, Bishop of Noyon, c. 560
June 9 - Columba, Iona, 597
June 10 - Alexander and Antonia, Constantinople, 313 (Eastern)
June 10 - The Martyrs of China, 1900 (Eastern)

Revised Common Lectionary

1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15)
Psalm 138
Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

---- Third Sunday after Pentecost ---- June 10, 2018 (Year B)
Doing God's Will By Following Jesus
From the beginning, humans have wandered away from God's rule and life-giving presence. In our desire to rule ourselves, we have destroyed our solidarity with God and each other (Genesis 3:8-15 and 1 Samuel 8). Enmity and brokeness pervade our relationships and trouble our hearts. But, God has promised forgiveness and steadfast love to those who cry out to Him in humility and praise (Psalm 130 and Psalm 138). Through Jesus, God has provided grace and hope in the midst of decay (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1). His kingdom and rule extend to all those who follow him. They are adopted into His family. Through Him, fellowship with God is restored in spite of humanity's ongoing rebellion against the Creator (Mark 3:20-35).         
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me...
Psalm 138 Commentary
AugustineBenedict XVISpurgeon
John Calvin

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. I wait for the Lord...
Psalm 130 Commentary 
1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15)
Israel desires a king

Genesis 3:8-15
God confronts Adam and Eve

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Renewed within

Mark 3:20-35

Doing the work of God

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year

 Further Psalm Commentary
 Psalm 130 and Psalm 138 
with biblical cross-references from
Fr. Michael Fallon
Practicing Prayer
O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; 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
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning Prayer (View and Download)
More Resources for Daily Prayer
Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 138 and Psalm 130 from

With All My Heart (Psalm 138) | by Matt Searles | Leadsheet

I Will Bow (Psalm 138) | by The Gathering Church | Leadsheet 

Though the Lord is High and Holy (Psalm 138) | by Craig Harris | Leadsheet

With All My Heart (Psalm 138) | by The Psalm Project | Leadsheet

From the Depths of Woe (Psalm 130) | Words by Martin Luther and Music by Christopher Miner| Leadsheets

Psalm 130 Anglican Chant (De Profundis)| Music by Henry Walford Davies| Leadsheet  

Psalm 130 (Out of the Depths I Call to You) | Music by Karl Digerness and words by Karl Digerness (2015), adapted from Out of the Deep I Call, by Henry W. Baker (1868)|Leadsheet appears in Psalms for All Seasons

Out of the
Depths I Cry (Psalm 130) | by Charles Purday, 1860 |Leadsheet

Out of the Deep | Choral piece by Thomas Morley (1557-1603) | 
SATB Sheet Music

Psalm 138 Metrical Options | Psalm 130 Metrical Options 

Psalm 81 | Geneva Resources | Psalm 139 | Geneva Resources

Psalm 130 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 138 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on Mark 3:20-35
"...humanity was rescued from the clutches of its possessor by the tender mercy of God the Father, who had compassion on his own handiwork, and gave to it salvation, restoring it by means of the Word, Christ, in order that humanity might learn from this actual event that they receive incorruptibility not of themselves, but by the free gift of God.​" -Irenaeus
Music for Listening
Enjoying this newsletter? Become a patron of the Liturgy Letter on Patreon; an on-going crowd funding service where you can commit to as little as $1 a month or set a maximum limit. Anything helps!

Thank you for your support.
Our e-mail address is:

Our mailing address is:
2837 Layton Dr.
Davis, CA 95618

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list