Notable Feast Days this Week:

January 28 - Thomas Aquinas, 1274 (Anglican/Roman)
January 29 - Gildas the Wise, Brittany, 570
January 30 - The Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great,
Gregory of Nazianzus, and John Chrysostom
January 31 - John Bosco, 1888 (Roman Catholic)
February 1 - Brigid of Ireland, 523 
February 2 - The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple
February 3 - Anskar, Scandinavian Bishop, 865‚Äč

Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30

Daily Readings

Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Green

---Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany--- February 3, 2019 (Year C)
Love That Chooses to Suffer
"God is with us; he is our fortress and rock of refuge (Psalm 71:1-6). He knew us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:4-10). Because of his love for us, we are to love others with a patient, kind and enduring love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13). This love was shown to us by Christ, who came to earth as a man and endured threats and abuse and finally, death, so that we might live with him eternally (Luke 4:21-30)."
- Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple
This Friday (February 2) marks The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This day was first formally celebrated by the Eastern Church and began to be celebrated by the Western Church in the sixth century (Candlemas). Counting forward from Christmas Day, "...we find that day forty is February 2nd. A Jewish woman is in semi-seclusion for 40 days after giving birth to a is on February 2nd that we celebrate the coming of Mary and Joseph with the infant Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem to offer sacrifice, both on behalf of Mary and on behalf of Jesus as a first-born male. As they did so, they were greeted by the aged Simeon," who sings the Nunc Dimittis in response to the revelation of Jesus the Messiah.
Resources for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Scripture Readings

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me...Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked...

Commentary on Psalm 71
Doug Bratt

Psalm 71, Jeremiah 1,
1 Corinthians 13, Luke 4

Jeremiah 1:4-10
A prophet to the nations

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Without love, a noisy cymbal

Luke 4:21-30
Jesus is driven out of town
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Practicing Prayer
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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)
Resources for Daily Prayer
Psalm Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year C) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 71 from

I Will Sing (Psalm 71) | by Craig and Kristen Colson | Chord Chart 

Psalm 71:1-14 | by Immanuel Spokane

Psalm 71 (SATB) | by William Billings

Psalm 71 | by Noah Mclaren | Leadsheet

Psalm 71 | Genevan Resources

Psalm 71 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 71 Metrical Options
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
Enjoying this newsletter? Become a patron of the Liturgy Letter on Patreon; an on-going crowd funding service where you can commit to as little as $1 a month or set a maximum limit. Anything helps!

Thank you for your support.
Our e-mail address is:

Our mailing address is:
2837 Layton Dr.
Davis, CA 95618