Notable Feast Days this Week

November 5 - Elizabeth & Zachary (Luke 1:5)
November 6 - Winnoc, Dunkirk, 717
November 7 - The Sixth Ecumenical Council convened, 680
November 8 - Michael and All the Heavenly Hosts (Eastern)
November 9 - Benignus (Benen), Bishop of Ireland, 467
November 10 - Leo the Great, Rome, 461 (Roman/Anglican)
November 11 - Martin of Tours, 397


Revised Common Lectionary

Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17
Psalm 127
1 Kings 17:8-16

Psalm 146
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost November 11, 2018 (Year B)
Perfect Sacrifice
"All is vain, unless it is done for the Lord (Psalm 127 and Psalm 146). Even when what we are asked to do seems difficult (Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17), we must be willing to sacrifice everything (Mark 12:38-44) for the One who gave us his only Son as a sacrifice for our sins (Hebrews 9:24-28)."
-Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
Scripture Readings
Psalm 127
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves...

Psalm 127 Commentary
Charles Spurgeon
Benedict XVI, 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 3:1-5; 4:13-17
Ruth wins the favor of Boaz

1 Kings 17:8-16
God feeds Elijah and the widow

Hebrews 9:24-28

The sacrifice of Christ

Mark 12:38-44

A widow's generosity

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Practicing Prayer
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
-The Book of Common Prayer
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Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)

Hymns related to Psalm 127 and Psalm 146 from

Psalm 127 | by The Corner Room | Leadsheet 

Unless the Lord the House Shall Build | by The Welcome Wagon | Leadsheet | Capo

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 127 | Metrical Options | Psalm 146 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 127 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 146 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
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