Notable Feast Days this Week

June 18 - Mark and Marcellian, Rome, 287
June 19 - St. Jude, Apostle 
and Brother of Our Lord (Eastern)
June 20 - Silverius, Bishop of Rome, 538 
June 21 - Menan, Cornwall and Brittany, 6th Century
June 21 - Aloysius Gonzaga, 1591 (Roman Catholic)
June 22 - Alban, First Martyr of Britain, 304
June 22 - Third Ecumenical Council convened, 431
June 23 - Agrippina, Rome, 262 
June 24 - The Nativity of John the Baptist
June 24 - Zacharias and Elizabeth (Eastern)

Revised Common Lectionary

1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 
Psalm 9:9-20
1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16
Psalm 133
Job 38:1-11
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

---- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost ---- June 24, 2018 (Year B)
A Calm Heart in Troubled Waters
"The Lord is our refuge and help in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9-20). With God, the impossible becomes possible (1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49). What have we to fear, knowing God has power even over the wind and waves (Mark 4:35-41)? Let us open our hearts to the Lord, trusting him for all things (2 Corinthians 6:1-13)." 
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional        
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you...

Psalm 9 Commentary
John Calvin

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard...

Psalm 133 Commentary 

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story...

Psalm 107 Commentary 
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
David's Victory Over Goliath

1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16
David and Jonathan

Job 38:1-11
The Creator of land and sea

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Paul's defense of his ministry

Mark 4:35-41

Jesus calms the storm

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 107 from

Hymns related to Psalm 133 from

Hymns related to Psalm 9 from

Abide With Me | Henry Lyte and Justin Smith  | Leadsheets

We Are Not Overcome | by Robert Heiskell | Leadsheet 

Psalm 107 (Give Thanks to God Who Hears Our Cries) | Words: Ruth C. Duck / from Psalm 107 / Music: Elkanah K. Dare Consolation (Kentucky Harmony) and Morning Song | Leadsheet Capo Leadsheet

Praise the Name of the Lord (Psalm 107) | Jazz Psalm by Daniel Richardson and Angel Napieralski | Leadsheet

Psalm 107 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 107 Pointed Chant | Chart 
How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 133 Refrain | From The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 133 | Genevan Resources | Psalm 107 | Genevan Resources 

Psalm 9 | Metrical Options | Psalm 107 Metrical Options | Psalm 133 | Metrical
Ancient Commentary on Mark 4:35-42
"When you have to listen to abuse, that means you are being buffeted by the wind. When your anger is roused, you are being tossed by the waves. So when the winds blow and the waves mount high, the boat is in danger, your heart is imperiled, your heart is taking a battering. On hearing yourself insulted, you long to retaliate; but the joy of revenge brings with it another kind of misfortune—shipwreck. Why is this? Because Christ is asleep in you. What do I mean? I mean you have forgotten his presence. Rouse him, then; remember him, let him keep watch within you, pay heed to him...A temptation arises: it is the wind. It disturbs you: it is the surging of the sea. This is the moment to awaken Christ and let him remind you of those words: “Who can this be? Even the winds and the sea obey him.”" -Augustine
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