Notable Feast Days this Week
August 26 - Adrian and Natalia (Julian)
August 27 - Monica, mother of Augustine, 387 
(Lutheran and Roman Calendars)
August 28 - Prophetess Anna, Luke 2:36 (Eastern)
August 28 - Moses the Ethiopian, 405
August 28 - Augustine of Hippo, 430
August 29 - Beheading of John the Baptist
August 30 - Fantinus of Calabria, 9th century
August 31 - Cyprian of Carthage, 258 (Eastern)
August 31 - Aidan of Lindisfarne, 651
September 1 - Giles, Gaul, 710

Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm 112
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - Green

--Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost -- September 1, 2019 (Year C)

A Humble Heart
God is the source of life (Jeremiah 2:4-13). He brings his people out of bondage and promises to satisfy them with good things (Psalm 81:1, 10-16). The righteous respond to God's grace by living generously, with humility and a steady heart. They demonstrate repose in the face of evil and have nothing to fear (Proverbs 25:6-7 and Psalm 112). Christian love is marked by hospitality, sexual fidelity, and generosity (Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16). Jesus teaches his disciples to emulate his humility by giving special honor to those who are weak and poor (Luke 14:1, 7-14). 

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Honey from the rock

Psalm 112
The righteous are merciful

Jeremiah 2:4-13
Israel forsakes the Lord

Proverbs 25:6-7
Do not exalt yourself

Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
God is with us

Luke 14:1, 7-14
Invite the poor to your banquet

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"It is a manifestation of pride to boast of the gifts of God, as if there were any excellence in ourselves, that would exalt us on the ground of our own merit. Humility, on the other hand, must be not only an unfeigned abasement, but a real annihilation of ourselves, proceeding from a thorough knowledge of our own weakness, the entire absence of lofty pretensions, and a conviction that whatever excellence we possess comes from the grace of God alone."
-John Calvin

"O God, you resist those who are proud and give grace to those who are humble. Give us the humility of your Son, that we may embody the generosity of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord."
-From Sundays and Seasons
Collect for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (BCP 1979)
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) from 

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

Hymns for Psalm 81 and Psalm 112 from

Psalm 81 (Too Proud) | Enter the Worship Circle | Leadsheet

Psalm 112 (Tune: Ode to Joy) | text by Timothy Tennet | Leadsheet

The Just Man is a Light (Psalm 112) | by Mark Haas | Leadsheet

Justice Will Roll Down | by Sandra McCraken | Leadsheets

The Kingdom of God | by The Community of Taize | Leadsheet  

Hebrews 13:5-6 from The Verses Project 

Psalm 112 from Seattle worship collective "The Great Exchange" 

Songs for the Book of Luke from The Gospel Coalition

Psalm 81 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 112 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Metrical Options | Psalm 81 and Psalm 112
Music for Listening
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