Notable Feast Days this Week

September 17 - Lambert, Bishop of Maestricht, 705
September 18 - Ferreolus, Vienne, 305 (Roman Catholic)
September 19 - Theodore of Tarsus, Bishop of Canterbury, 690 
September 20 - Paul Chong Hasang, Korea, 19th c.
September 21 - Matthew, Apostle (Western Calendars)
September 22 - The Prophet Jonah (Eastern and Lutheran) 
September 22 - Phocas the Gardener, Martyr, 320 
September 23 - Adamnan, Iona, 704

Revised Common Lectionary

Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 54
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

- Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)
The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child
The active faith of a righteous person is precious and gives life to others (Psalm 1 and Proverbs 31:10-31). Others may try to hurt God's beloved, but God upholds the lives of those who trust in him (Jeremiah 11:18-20 and Psalm 54). We must continue to live wisely, seek peace, and draw near to God (James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a). Jesus chose to be a servant for the weak and humble. He calls us to do the same as we walk with him towards the cross (Mark 9:30-37).
Scripture Readings
 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners...but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither....

Psalm 1 Commentary
Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate...Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill meā€”people without regard for God. Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me...

Psalm 54 Commentary
Proverbs 31:10-31
A wife of noble character

Jeremiah 11:18-20
Jeremiah commits himself to God in the face of opposition

James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

A life of wisdom and submission

Mark 9:30-37

The heart of a servant and the faith of a child

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; 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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)

Hymns related to Psalm 1 and Psalm 54 from

Psalm 1 (May I Delight)| by Sarah Majorins | Leadsheet 

Psalm 1 (Night and Day) | by Jody Killingsworth | Leadsheets 

Blessed is the Man (Psalm 1) | by Benjamin Brainerd | Leadsheet 

We Delight in Your Word (Psalm 1) | by Benjamin Brainerd | Leadsheet 

The Lord Upholds My Life (Psalm 54) | by Matt Maher and Tom Booth | Leadsheet 

O God Save Me (Psalm 54) | by Stephen Kirk

Psalm 54 | by David Erb | Leadsheet

The Lord Upholds My Life (Psalm 54) | by Aaron Thompson | Leadsheet

The Lord Upholds My Life (Psalm 54) | by Michael James Mette | Leadsheet 

Surely My God is With Me (Psalm 54) | by Stephen Pearson | Leadsheet

Psalm 1| Metrical Options | Psalm 54 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 1 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 54 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
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