Notable Feast Days this Week:

January 7 - John the Baptist (Eastern)
January 8 - Gudula, Brussels, 712
January 9 - Adrian of Canterbury, 710
January 10 - Gregory of Nyssa, 395 (Eastern)
January 11 - Theodosius the Cenobiarch, 529
January 12 - Tatiana, Rome, 225
January 13 - Hilary of Poitiers, 367
January 13 - Baptism of Our Lord (Western) ​

Revised Common Lectionary

Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Daily Readings

Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - White

--------Baptism of Our Lord-------- January 13, 2019 (Year C)
Waters of Mercy
"Because the Lord loves us and knows us by name, we need not be worried or fearful (Isaiah 43:1-7). God is all-powerful and blesses us with strength and peace (Psalm 29) and with the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17). Through Christ's baptism (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22) we can better understand the plan God has for our own salvation." - Thomas Oden
Resources for Baptism of Our Lord
“Then you were led to the holy pool of baptism, just as Christ, was taken down from the cross and laid in the tomb that had been prepared beforehand. Each one of you was questioned in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. You professed the saving faith and three times you were immersed in the water and three times emerged. This symbolized Christ’s burial for three days. By this action, you died and were born. The saving water was your tomb and at the same time a womb.”
— St Cyril of Jerusalem (c. 375 AD)
Scripture Readings

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength...worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful...

Commentary on Psalm 29
Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 29, Isaiah 43,
Acts 8, Luke 3

Isaiah 43:1-7
Passing through the waters

Acts 8:14-17
Prayer for the Holy Spirit

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
The baptism of Jesus
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Practicing Prayer
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. -from The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning Prayer (View and Download)
Resources for Daily Prayer
Psalm Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for the Baptism of Jesus (Year C) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 29 from

Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come | by Jered McKenna | Leadsheet 

Jesus, the Light of the World | Words: Charles Wesley and George D. Elderkin /
Music: George D. Elderkin, 1890 | Leadsheet

Psalm 29 (Ascribe to the Lord) | Tune "Arise, Shine, for Your 
Light Has Come" / Words by P.Majorins based on Psalm 29 | Leadsheet

Holy (Psalm 29) | by Calie Garrett | Leadsheets

Psalm 29 (The Voice of the Lord) | by The Psalms Project | Chord Chart 

The Voice of God (Psalm 29) | by My Soul Among Lions 

The Lord Will Bless His People (Psalm 29) | by Timothy Smith | Leadsheet

This is the Christ | Words by Martin Luther, Music by Sandra McCracken | Lead sheets and Piano Music 

Hail to the Lord's Anointed | by James Montgomery / Arranged by The Welcome Wagon| Leadsheet

Psalm 29 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 29 Metrical Options
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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