Notable Feast Days this Week

October 1 - Therese of Lisieux, 1897 (Roman Catholic)
October 2 - Damaris of Athens, Acts 17:34 (Eastern)
October 3 - Dionysius the Areopagite, Acts 17:34 (Eastern)
October 4 - Francis of Assisi, 1226 (Western)
October 5 - Placid, disciple of Benedict, 6th century
October 6 - St. Thomas, Apostle (Eastern)
October 7 - Osyth, England, 675

Revised Common Lectionary

Job 1:1, 2:1-10
Psalm 26
Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

- Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - October 7, 2018 (Year B)
Faithfulness and Fidelity
Those who trust God are called to acknowledge their dependence and live blamelessly (Psalm 8 and Psalm 26). Job is an example of faithfulness, even in the midst of suffering (Job 1:1, 2:1-10). In all things we must follow Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12). This includes honoring faithful relationships between men and women (Genesis 2:18-24 and Mark 10:2-14). Jesus calls his followers to receive the ways of God's kingdom like little children, in innocence and purity (Mark 10:14-16 and Psalm 8). 
Scripture Readings
How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures...All creatures look to you to give them their food...When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground...
Vindicate me, Lord, for I have led a blameless life...Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness...

Psalm 26 Commentary
Job 1:1, 2:1-10
Job's integrity in suffering

Genesis 2:18-24
Man and woman created for one another

Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12

God has spoken through his Son

Mark 10:2-16

Teaching on marriage

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Practicing Prayer
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  -The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning Prayer (View and Download)
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)

Hymns related to Psalm 8 and Psalm 26 from

Sung versions of the Apostles Creed | from Cardiphonia

Psalm 8 (Glory on Display) | by Brian Moss | Leadsheet | Chords 

How Majestic | by Citizens and Saints | Leadsheet

Psalm 8 | by Sarah Majorins (Cantor and Refrain) Leadsheet | Leadsheet with String Quartet Orchestration 

Psalm 26 | Four-Part Choral Version by Davis Peebles | Leadsheet

Psalm 26 (Judge Me) | by The Psalms Project | Leadsheet

Vindicate Me, O Lord (Psalm 26) | by My Soul Among Lions

Psalm 8| Metrical Options | Psalm 26| Metrical Options 

Psalm 8 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 26 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Music for Listening
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