Notable Feast Days this Week

July 2 - Monegunda, Tours, 570 
July 3 - St. Thomas, Apostle (Roman Catholic)
July 4 - Andrew of Crete, 740
July 5 - Athanasius of Mt. Athos, 1003
July 6 - Sexburga, Ely, 699
July 7 - Palladius of Rome, 1st Bishop of Ireland, c. 432
July 7 - Ethelburga, Faremoutier, 664
July 8 - Aquila and Prisca, Acts 18:2 (Roman Catholic)
July 8 - Sunniva, Norway, 10th c.

Revised Common Lectionary

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 48
Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

---- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ---- July 8, 2018 (Year B)
God's Help
"God is great and worthy of our praise (Psalm 48). Lifting our eyes to him (Psalm 123), we can accomplish things we could never do on our own through God's power (2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10) and through Jesus Christ (Mark 6:1-13). We also accept our weaknesses, acknowledging that everything we accomplish is done with the help of the Lord (2 Corinthians 12:2-10)." -Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
Scripture Readings
 Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth...the city of the Great King. God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress... 

Psalm 48 Commentary
John Calvin

Psalm 123
I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy...
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
David becomes king

Ezekiel 2:1-5
The call of Ezekiel

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

God's power made perfect in weakness

Mark 6:1-13

Sending the twelve to preach and heal

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; 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 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 48 and Psalm 123 from

Great is the Lord | by Steve McEwan | Chord Chart 

Can't Help Myself (Psalm 123) | by Sandra McCracken | Leadsheet 

Psalms 123 (Unto You I Lift Up My Eyes) | by Zion's Sake Music

Psalm 48| Metrical Options | Psalm 123 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 48 | Geneva Resources | Psalm 123 | Geneva Resources

Psalm 123 Pointed Chant | Chart 
How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 48 Refrain | From The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 123 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on Mark 6:1-13

"What is forbidden is neither the carrying nor the possessing of two coats, but more distinctly the wearing of two coats at the same time. The words say: “and not put on two coats.” What counsel is conveyed to them by this? They ought to walk not in duplicity, but in simplicity.” 
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