Notable Feast Days this Week
August 19 - Bernard of Clairvaux, 1153 (Lutheran Calendars)
August 20 - Bernard of Clairvaux, 1153 (Roman Calendars)
August 21 - Abraham of Smolensk, 1221
August 22 - Symphorian, Gaul, 180
August 23 - Irenaeus of Lyon, 202 (Eastern Calendars)
August 24 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Western Calendars)
August 25 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Eastern Calendars)

Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

--Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost -- August 25, 2019 (Year C)

Consuming Fire and Steadfast Love 
God often chooses the weak to proclaim his word (Jeremiah 1:4-10). He satisfies those who call out to him, acknowledges his faithfulness, and delight in his ways (Psalm 71:1-6 and Isaiah 58:9b-14). God is merciful and kind, slow to anger and steadfast in love (Psalm 103:1-8). His love and holiness inspire awe. His kingdom cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:18-29). Through Jesus God has demonstrated his desire to break chains of bondage and heal our infirmities (Luke 13:10-17).

Psalm 71 / Psalm 103
Scripture Readings

Psalm 71:1-6
Lord, you have been my strength

Psalm 103:1-8
Crowned with mercy and kindness

Commentary on Psalm 71
AugustineDoug Bratt
John CalvinCharles Spurgeon

Commentary on Psalm 103
Augustine, SpurgeonJohn Calvin

Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 1Hebrews 12
Luke 13, Psalm 71
Psalm 103

Spotify Playlists
Psalm 71 and Psalm 103
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Jeremiah called to be a prophet

Isaiah 58:9b-14
Do not trample the sabbath

Hebrews 12:18-29
God is a consuming fire

Luke 13:10-17
Jesus heals on the Sabbath

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"We can read the story of the woman 'who had sickness caused by a spirit, and she was bent over so that she was unable to look upwards.' In fact, her soul was bent over. It inclined to earthly rewards and did not possess heavenly grace. Jesus saw her and addressed her. She immediately laid aside her earthly burdens. These people also were burdened with lusts. He addressed them in these words, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” The soul of that woman breathed once more and stood up like a vine around which the soil has been dug and cleared." -Ambrose of Milan 
Collect for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (BCP 1979)
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) from 

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

Hymns for Psalm 71 and Psalm 103 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

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven | text by Henry Lyte and music by John Goss| Leadsheets

Bless the Lord, My Soul | by Jacques Berthier (Taize) | Leadsheet

Psalm 103 (The Lord is Kind and Merciful) | by Sarah Majorins | Leadsheet

My Heart is Steadfast (Psalm 103) | by Ellie Holcomb and Brown Bannister

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) | by Matt Redman | Leadsheet 

Psalm 103 (O My Soul With All Thy Powers) | text by James Montgomery and music by Kevin Twit | Leadsheets  

Psalm 103:1-11 | metered to the tune of "Before the Throne of God Above"

Psalm 71 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 103 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Metrical Options | Psalm 71 and Psalm 103
Music for Listening
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