Notable Feast Days this Week

September 24 - First Day of Succoth (Feast of Booths)
September 25 - Ceolfrid, Abbott of Jarrow, 617
September 26 - Nilus the Younger, Calabria, 1005
September 27 - Vincent de Paul, 1660 (Roman Catholic)
September 28 - Leoba of Germany, 780 
September 28 - Martyrs of China (Roman Catholic)
September 29 - St Michael and All Angels (Anglican/ Lutheran)
September 30 - Gregory the Illuminator, Armenia, 332
September 30 - Jerome, 420 (Western)

Revised Common Lectionary

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Psalm 124
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Psalm 19:7-14
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 30, 2018 (Year B)
Salt and Salvation
God is able to provide salvation and grace in the midst of insurmountable situations (Esther 7 and Numbers 11). God's glory is evident, so seek righteousness and cry out to God (Psalm 19). He is able to save those who seem destined for destruction (Psalm 124). Those who pray and seek help from God (James 5:13-20) must be willing to help and protect the vulnerable in Jesus name. His followers are called to season the world around them and seek peace (Mark 9:38-50). 
Scripture Readings
 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth...

Psalm 19 Commentary
John Paul IIThomas Aquinas
If the Lord had not been on our side—let Israel say—if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us, they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away.

Psalm 124 Commentary
Benedict XVI
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22
Haman is killed 
God gives victory to his people

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
The Israelites and Moses complain
God sends his Spirit to 70 elders

James 5:13-20

Prayer, confession, and forgiveness

Mark 9:38-50

Serving others and protecting little ones in Jesus name

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)

Hymns related to Psalm 19 and Psalm 124 from

The Heavens Declare (Psalm 19) | by Bruce Benedict | Leadsheet 

Psalm 19 (The Heavens Declare) | by Chad Randall and Shane Heilman | Leadsheet 

Psalm 19 (SATB) | Harmony by David Peebles / Text by Thomas Sternhold | Leadsheet 

Psalm 19 Refrain (Lord You Have the Words) | by Ann Celeen Dohms | Refrain + Cantor on pg. 100 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship

If the Lord Had Not Been On Our Side (Psalm 124) | Leadsheet 

Psalm 124 | by Stephen Pearson | Leadsheet 

Psalm 124 | Genevan Resources

Give Peace in Our Time, O Lord | by Martin Foster | Leadsheet Sample

Psalm 19| Metrical Options | Psalm 124 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 19 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 124 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
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