Notable Feast Days this Week

July 30 - Peter Chrysologus, 450
July 31 - Ignatius of Loyola, 1556 (Roman Catholic)
July 31 - Joseph of Arimathea, Matthew 27:57 (Anglican/Eastern/Lutheran)
August 1 - Nicholas of Japan, 1912 (Eastern)
August 2 - Stephen I, Bishop of Rome, 257
August 3 - Nicodemus, John 3:1(Roman Catholic)
August 3 - Lydia, Acts 16:4 (Roman Catholic)
August 4 - Aristarchus, Acts 27:2 (Roman Catholic) 
August 5 - Nonna, mother of Gregory of Nazianzus, 374

Revised Common Lectionary

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm 51:1-12
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Psalm 78:23-29
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

--- Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost --- August 5, 2018 (Year B)
Forgive Us and Feed Us With the Bread of Life
"Wash away our sins (Psalm 51:1-12) and forgive us for our transgressions (2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a). Give us the bread of life (John 6:24-35 and Psalm 78:23-29) and help us to build up the body of Christ in love (Ephesians 4:1-16)."
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional 
Scripture Readings
 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin... 
Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. Human beings ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat...

Psalm 78 Commentary
AugustineCalvin, Spurgeon
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Nathan rebukes David

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Manna from the Lord

Ephesians 4:1-16

Equipped and growing in Christ

John 6:1-24-35

Jesus the bread of life

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Practicing Prayer
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 51 and Psalm 78 from

Psalm 51 | by Rebecca Dennison (Sojourn Music) | Leadsheet 

God Be Merciful to Me (Psalm 51) | Music by Christopher Miner |Leadsheets 

Psalm 51 (Have Mercy On Me O God) | by Graham Kendrick | Leadsheet

Psalm 78 | by Hope Creative, Las Vegas | Chord Chart

We Will Tell Each Generation (Psalm 78) | Words: Michael Perry / Tune: RESTORATION from Psalms For All Seasons, 2001

Psalm 51| Metrical Options | Psalm 78 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 51 | Geneva Resources 

Psalm 51 Refrain | From The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 78 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on John 6:24-35
"From a little bread, our Lord made an abundance of bread in the midst of the desert, and in Cana he turned water into wine. At first he set out to give instruction to their mouths about his bread and wine, until the time came for him to give them his blood and his body also. He gave them the taste of a superabundance of transitory bread and wine in order to give them an eager desire for the superabundance of his living body and blood. He gave them these lesser things without price, so that they might know that this gift of his, of highest value, was free.” 
-Ephrem the Syrian
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