Notable Feast Days this Week

November 19 - Elizabeth of Hungary, 1231 (Lutheran)
November 20 - Edmund the Martyr, East Anglia, 870
November 21 - Presentation of the Virgin Mary
November 22 - Cecilia the Martyr, 230 
November 23 - Clement of Rome, 100 (Western Calendars)
November 24 - Clement of Rome, 100 (Eastern Calendars)
November 24 - Flora and Mary, 851
November 25 - Christ the King/Reign of Christ


Revised Common Lectionary

2 Samuel 23:1-7
Psalm 32:1-18
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 93

Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - White

----------Christ the King---------- November 25, 2018 (Year B)
Christ the King/ Reign of Christ (November 25, 2018)
"Christ the King Sunday focuses our worship on the cosmic character of Christ’s reign over the world. It is a proclamation to all that everything in creation and culture must submit to Christ and an invitation to actively and joyfully submit to his rule. The day is celebrated widely in some traditions and is normally scheduled on the last Sunday before Advent. It therefore serves as a transitional Sunday leading directly into Advent, the Christmas cycle, and the new Christian year. The day fits well with the eschatological emphasis and anticipation of Christ’s second coming highlighted during Advent. It also helps worshipers, who are already thinking about Christmas, to remember that Christmas is about much more than a baby in a manger—it is about a sovereign Christ who came to be the 'Prince of Peace.'" - from The Worship Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.
O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.
- from "The O Antiphons"

Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018)
A Prayer of Thanksgiving (from The Book of Common Prayer)
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, 
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Scripture Readings
Lord, remember David and all his self-denial...he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: “I will not enter my house or go to my bed...till I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Psalm 132 Commentary
Charles SpurgeonBenedict XVI, 
Augustine, John Calvin 

The Lord reigns...the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity...
2 Samuel 23:1-7
The last words of King David

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
The Ancient of Days

Revelation 1:4b-8

He is coming with the clouds

John 18:33-37

Christ's kingdom is not of this world

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Practicing Prayer
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning Prayer (View and Download)
More Resources for Daily Prayer
Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for Christ the King Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)

Hymns related to Psalm 132 and Psalm 93 from

Contemporary Songs for Christ the King Sunday

Hymn to Christ the King | by Sarah Hart | Leadsheets 

Rejoice the Lord is King | by Charles Wesley | Leadsheet

The Lord is King | Words: Josiah Conder, 1824; alt. by Nathan Partain, 2003; refrain: Nathan Partain, 2003; Music: Nathan Partain, 2003 | Leadsheet 

The Lamb Has Overcome | by Luke Morton | Leadsheet

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above | Words by Johann Jakob Schutz (1675) Music and Arrangement by Eric Gilbert | Leadsheet | Capo Leadsheet

Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies | Words by Charles Wesley / Music by Luke Morton |Leadsheet 

Mightier (Psalm 93) | by Aaron Strumpel | Leadsheet 

Covenant King (Psalm 132) | by Kevin Mann | Piano Leadsheet | Leadsheet

Psalm 132| Metrical Options 
Psalm 93| Metrical Options 

Psalm 132 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Psalm 93 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Music for Listening
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