Notable Feast Days this Week

October 29 - Anastasia the Roman, c. 257
October 30 - Marcellus, Tangiers, 298
October 31 - All Saints Eve (Western)
October 31 - Reformation Day (Lutheran)
November 1 - All Saints Day (Western)
November 2 - All Souls Day, (Roman Catholic)
November 3 - Winifred, Wales, c. 650
November 4 - Joannicus, Bythinia, 846


Revised Common Lectionary

Ruth 1:1-18
Psalm 146
Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Psalm 119:1-8
Hebrews 9:11-14
Mark 12:28-34

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost November 4, 2018 (Year B)
Serving God
"Praise the Lord! Blessed is the maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 146). Give us the faithfulness of Ruth (Ruth 1:1-18) and the strength to love you with all our hearts (Mark 12:28-34) so we may serve you, the living God (Hebrews 9:11-14)."
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
Scripture Readings
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless...Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow his ways. You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed...

Psalm 119 Commentary
Charles Spurgeon
John Paul II, AugustineCalvin 
Praise the Lord...I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princes...who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground...Blessed are those...whose hope is in the Lord their God...

Commentary on Psalm 146
John Paul II
Ruth 1:1-18
Ruth follows Naomi

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Keeping the words of God

Hebrews 9:11-14

Redeemed through Christ's blood

Mark 12:28-34

Love God and neighbor

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
The Feast of All Saints (November 1)
"Lord, give us pure hearts (Psalm 24) and let us dwell with you forever (Isaiah 25:6-9). Christ, who has the power of life and death (John 11:32-44), promises us an eternity free from suffering and tears (Revelation 21:1-6a)." -Thomas Oden 

Scripture Readings (Year B) 
Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, John 11:32-44, Revelation 21:1-6

A Prayer for All Saints Day (from The Book of Common Prayer)
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son, Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. 
Practicing Prayer
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 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 Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)

Recommended Songs for Reformation Day or All Saints' Day Worship Services

Hymns related to Psalm 119 and Psalm 146 from

Psalm 24 (The King of Glory) | by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash | Leadsheets

We Long to See You (Psalm 24) | by Wendell Kimbrough | Leadsheet 

Psalm 24 | by Lili Boulanger | SATB Arrangement

For All The Saints | Text: William W. How (1823-1897) Tune: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)| Leadsheet 

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation | Music: Henry Purcell / Words: Latin, c7th--8th century, translated by John Mason Neale | Leadsheet (SATB)

Let Us Sing With All the Martyred | by Ryan Flannigan and Travis Ham | Leadsheet 

A Thousand Alleluias (A Cloud of Witnesses Around Us) | Music: Gary Rand / Text: Brian Wren | Leadsheet

Psalm 146 by Kaitlyn Ferry and Brian T. Murphy, 2015 Leadsheet  

Sing Praise to God | by Eric Gilbert Leadsheet Capo Leadsheet

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty | Joachim Neander, 1680 | Leadsheet (Contemporary Arrangement)

Psalm 119 | Metrical Options | Psalm 146 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 146 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Music for Listening
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