Notable Feast Days this Week
April 8 - Asyncritus and Phlegon Romans 16:14 (Eastern)
April 9 - Mary Clopas, John 19:25 (Roman Catholic)
April 10 - Huldah, Prophetess (2 Kings 22:14)
April 11 - Antipas of Pergamum (Rev. 2:13)
April 12 - Zeno of Verona, 371
April 13 - Martin I, Rome, 656
April 14 - Antony, Eustace and John, Lithuania, 1342
April 14 - Palm Sunday (Western)

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Purple/ Scarlet/ Red

Revised Common Lectionary

Liturgy of the Palms 
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Luke 19:28-40

Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14-23:56  

-------- Sixth Sunday in Lent -------- April 14, 2019 (Year C)
Hosanna to the One Who Suffered and Died
"The Lord gives us a teachable heart so that we might encourage others (Isaiah 50:4-9a). When we are grieved and discouraged, we turn to God in trust for help (Psalm 31:9-16) knowing that he gave his only son Jesus, who came to earth (Luke 19:28-40) to die for us on the cross (Philippians 2:5-11)." 
-Thomas Oden, 
Ancient Christian Devotional
Scripture Readings
Psalm 31:9-16
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak...Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love."

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter..."

Commentary on Psalm 31
 AugustineJames Limburg
John CalvinCharles Spurgeon

Commentary on Psalm 118
 Augustine, John Paul II,
John CalvinCharles Spurgeon
Luke 19:28-40
Entrance into the final days

Isaiah 50:4-9a
The suffering servant

Philippians 2:5-11
He was humbled to the point of death on a cross

Luke 22:14 - 23:56
The passion and death of Jesus

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Palm Sunday
"The events framed by Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem ... are some of the most dramatic and theologically important of the entire scriptural narrative. These days feature not only the drama of the triumphal entry, trial, last supper, and crucifixion but also Jesus’ prayers and prophetic teachings. John’s gospel devotes eight of its twenty-one chapters to this week alone... (more)" -from

"Jesus prepares to enter Jerusalem. He will enter majestically, hearing cries of 'Hosanna in the highest!' His sights are set on what he must do; his intentions are faithful to God, who sustains him. Soon the crowds will disperse, to be replaced by tormentors. Adulation will cease, and he will be faced with betrayal. Humiliation and obedience lead to death so that life may abound to God's glory." - Rev. James Kirk, from When We Gather

Practicing Prayer
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever 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, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Hymn suggestions for The Sixth Sunday of Lent (Year C) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 31 and Psalm 118 from

Celtic Psalms from Lent into Easter from Kiran Irene Young Wimberly

OCP Music and Liturgy Podcast for Palm Sunday

Twelve Anthems for Palms Sunday and Easter from Ashley Danyew

Holy Holy Lord | by Philip Majorins | Leadsheet

All Glory, Laud, and Honor [feat. Matt Grimsley] | Arranged by Redeemer Knoxville | Leadsheet

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna | Text: Jennette Threlfall, 1873/ Tune: Gesangbuch, Wittenberg, 1784 | Leadsheet | Guitar Chords

Hosanna | by Andrew Peterson | Leadsheet

Psalm 31 | Music by Sarah Majorins and Words by J.C Lowry| Leadsheet

Psalm 31: Father, I Put My Life In Your Hands | by John Michael Talbot | Leadsheet

Abide With Me | by Henry Lyte and Justin Smith/Music by Justin Smith | Leadsheet

Beautiful Savior | by Stuart Townend | Leadsheets 

Psalm 118 | SATB Choral Versions

Psalm 31 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 118 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 31 | Genevan Psalter 
Psalm 118 | Genevan Psalter

Psalm 31 | Metrical Options
Psalm 118 | Metrical Options  
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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