Notable Feast Days this Week

June 11 - Barnabas, Apostle (Western)
June 12 - Antonina of Nicaea, 304
June 12 - Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, 325 (Lutheran)
June 13 - Anthony of Padua, 1231 (Roman Catholic)
June 13 - Aquilina, Lebanon, 3rd Century
June 14 - Basil the Great, 379 (Lutheran/Anglican)
June 15 - The Prophet Amos (Eastern)
June 16 - Tikhon, Bishop of Cyprus, 5th Century
June 17 - Nectan, Hartland Wales, 6th Century

Revised Common Lectionary

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm 20
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
2 Corinthians 5:6-17
Mark 4:26-34

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

---- Fourth Sunday after Pentecost ---- June 17, 2018 (Year B)
Live by Faith
"Trust in God, who supports and helps us when we call on his name (Psalm 20). Leaders may fail (1 Samuel 15:34-16:13), but God never fails (Mark 4:26-34). Live by faith, making it your goal to please the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:6-17)." 
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional        
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion...May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests...
Psalm 20 Commentary
John Calvin

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done...

Psalm 92 Commentary 
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
David anointed by Samuel

Ezekiel 17:22-24
The sign of the cedar

2 Corinthians 5:6-17
In Christ, a new creation

Mark 4:26-34

The parable of the mustard seed

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year

 Further Psalm Commentary
 Psalm 20 and Psalm 92
with biblical cross-references from
Fr. Michael Fallon
Practicing Prayer
Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 20 and Psalm 92 from

Psalm 20 | The Psalms Project | Chord Chart 

Psalm 92 (It is Good to Give Thanks) | by Casey Corum | Leadsheet | Guitar Tutorial 

Psalm 20 | by Plankeye  

Psalm 92: Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks to You | by Jeremy Mayfield | Leadsheet

Psalm 92 (It is Good) | by Paul Baloche | Leadsheet | Guitar Tutorial

Psalm 20 | Metrical Options | Psalm 92 Metrical Options 

Psalm 20 | Geneva Resources | Psalm 92 | Geneva Resources

Psalm 20 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 92 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on Mark 4:26-34
"Its seed is indeed very plain, and of little value; but if bruised or crushed it shows forth its power. So faith first seems a simple thing; but if it is bruised by its enemies it gives forth proof of its power, so as to fill others who hear or read of it with the odor of its sweetness...The Lord himself is the grain of mustard seed. He was without injury; but the people were unaware of him as a grain of mustard seed of which they took no notice. He chose to be bruised, that we might say: “For we are the good odor of Christ unto God." -Ambrose
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