Notable Feast Days this Week

July 9 - Second Ecumenical Council Concluded
July 10 - Rufina and Secunda, Rome, 257
July 11 - Benedict of Nursia, 550 (Western)
July 11 - Olga of Kiev, 969
July 12 - John the Iberian, 1002
July 13 - Mildred, Isle of Thanet, c. 700
July 14 - Aquila and Prisca, Acts 18:2 (Eastern)
July 14 - Kateri Tekakwitha, 1680 (Roman Catholic)
July 15 - Bonaventure, 1274 (Roman Catholic)

Revised Common Lectionary

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Amos 7:7-15
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

---- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost ---- July 15, 2018 (Year B)
Give God Glory
"Give me a clean heart, Lord (Psalm 24); let me sing praises to you for your goodness (2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19). Even in the face of suffering and injustice (Mark 6:14-29) we give God glory and honor, for we know in him all things will be reconciled, and we have our inheritance (Ephesians 1:3-14)."
-Thomas Oden,
Ancient Christian Devotional 
Scripture Readings
 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it...Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol... 
I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people...but let them not turn to folly. Surely his salvation is near those who fear him... Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss...

Psalm 85 Commentary
John Paul II
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
The Ark is brought to Jerusalem and David dances before the Lord

Amos 7:7-15
The Lord's plumb line

Ephesians 1:3-14

Chosen by God and sealed by the Spirit

Mark 6:14-29

John the Baptist is beheaded

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 24 and Psalm 85 from

Psalm 24 (The King of Glory) | by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash | Leadsheets

The Earth is Yours | by Michael Gungor | Chord Chart

Psalm 85 Refrain | By Wendell Kimbrough

We Long to See You (Psalm 24) | by Wendell Kimbrough | Leadsheet 

Psalm 24 | by
Lili Boulanger | SATB Arrangement

Psalm 85 (Tune: Here is Love Vast as the Ocean) | Scottish Metered Psalm |Leadsheet 

Psalm 24| Metrical Options | Psalm 85 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 24 | Geneva Resources | Psalm 85 | Geneva Resources

Psalm 123 Pointed Chant | Chart 
How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 24 Refrain | From The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 85 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on Mark 6:14-29

"Note well the weakness of the tyrant compared to the power of the one in prison. Herod was not strong enough to silence his own tongue. Having opened it, he opened up countless other mouths in its place and with its help. As for John, he immediately inspired fear in Herod after his murder—for fear was disturbing Herod’s conscience to such an extent that he believed John had been raised from the dead and was performing miracles! In our own day and through all future time, throughout all the world, John continues to refute Herod, both through himself and through others.”
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