Notable Feast Days this Week

July 23 - Bridget of Sweden, 1373 (Roman Catholic)
July 23 - The Prophet Ezekiel (Eastern)
July 24 - Christina of Tyre, 300
July 24 - Declan, Ardmore, 6th Century
July 25 - James Zebedee, Apostle (Western)
July 26 - Joachim & Anne, Parents of Mary (Anglican/Roman)
July 27 - Anthusa, Asia Minor, 8th Cent.
July 28 - Samson, Brittany, 565
July 29 - Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (Lutheran)
July 29 - Olaf, King of Norway, 1030

Revised Common Lectionary

2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
2 Kings 4:42-44
Psalm 145:10-18
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

Daily Readings (RCL)
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---- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost ---- July 29, 2018 (Year B)
Strengthening Our Faith
"Only fools say there is no God (Psalm 14), but even those nearest to God's heart are capable of great sin (2 Samuel 11:1-15). Let us not doubt the One who works great miracles (John 6:1-21 and Psalm 145:10-18). Strengthen us, Lord, with power through the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:14-21)."
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional 
Scripture Readings
 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt... 
All your works praise you...They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom...your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy...

Psalm 145 Commentary
Pope Benedict XVI
2 Samuel 11:1-15
Bathsheba and Uriah wronged by David

2 Kings 4:42-44
Elijah feeds a hundred people

Ephesians 3:14-21

Prayer to Christ

John 6:1-21

Jesus feeds the five thousand

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

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Practicing Prayer
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; 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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 14 and Psalm 145 from

Psalm 14 (Oh, That Your Salvation and Your Rescue) | by David Lee | Leadsheet

O God Will You Restore Us? | by Isaac Wardell | Leadsheet  

Every Living Thing (Psalm 145) | By Lacey Brown | Leadsheet and Commentary

I Will Lift Up Your Name (Psalm 145) | By S. Agrisano and Tom Tomaszek | Leadsheet 

O My God and King and Savior (Psalm 145) | A metrical setting of Psalm 145 to the tune (Holy Manna) of "Praise the Savior, Now and Ever" Leadsheet 

Psalm 145 (I Will Praise Your Name) | Refrain by David Hass | Leadsheet 

Psalm 14| Metrical Options | Psalm 145 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 14 | Geneva Resources | Psalm 145 | Geneva Resources

Psalm 14 Refrain | From The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 145 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on John 6:1-21
"Initially the disciples were reluctant to feed the hungry, but seeing this, the Savior gave to them in abundance from the fragments. This teaches us as well, that we, by expending a little for the glory of God, shall receive richer grace according to the saying of Christ, “a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.” Therefore, we must not be slothful regarding the communion of love toward our brothers and sisters but rather put away from us, as far as possible, the cowardice and fear that lead to inhospitality. Thus we might be confirmed in hope through steadfast faith in the power of God to multiply even our smallest acts of goodness.” 
-Cyril of Alexandria
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