Notable Feast Days this Week
September 30 - Gregory the Illuminator, Armenia, 332
September 30 - Jerome, 420 (Western)
September 30 - Rosh Hashana (New Year) 1 Tishri
October 1 - Therese of Lisieux, 1897 (Roman Catholic)
October 2 - Damaris of Athens, Acts 17:34 (Eastern)
October 3 - Dionysius the Areopagite, Acts 17:34 (Eastern)
October 4 - Francis of Assisi, 1226 (Western)
October 5 - Placid, a disciple of Benedict, 6th century
October 6 - St. Thomas, Apostle (Eastern)
Revised Common Lectionary

Lamentations 1:1-6
Lamentations 3:19-26
Psalm 137
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - October 6, 2019 (Year C)

Faith, Hope, and Love ... in the Midst of Struggle
When times are tough (Lamentations 1:1-6) we are encouraged to remember God's faithfulness (Lamentations 3:19-26) and to live by faith (Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4). Don't fret over evil people who prosper (Psalm 37:1-10). God's people have been through seasons of exile (Psalm 137) but must not lose sight of their holy calling (2 Timothy 1:1-14). Demonstrate love and self-control while carrying out Jesus' commandments with gratitude (Luke 17:5-10).

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

Psalm 37:1-9
Commit your ways to the Lord

Psalm 137
By the rivers of Babylon, we wept

Lamentations 1:1-6
Jerusalem is empty and destroyed

Lamentations 3:19-26
Great is your faithfulness

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
The wicked surround the righteous

2 Timothy 1:1-14
Guard what has been entrusted

Luke 17:5-10
Faith like a mustard seed

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"The power that comes to us through faith is of God. Knowing this, blessed Paul also says in the first epistle to the Corinthians, “For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit, and to another faith in the same Spirit.” You see that he has placed faith also in the catalog of spiritual graces. The disciples requested that they might receive this from the Savior, contributing also what was of themselves. By the descent upon them of the Holy Spirit, he granted it to them after the fulfillment of the dispensation. Before the resurrection, their faith was so feeble that they were liable even to the charge of being “little of faith.” - Cyril of Alexandria on Luke 17:5-10
Collect for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (BCP 1979)
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) from 

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

Hymns for Psalm 37 and Psalm 137 from

Music for Worship at Yale Chapel - October 6, 2019

O God Beyond All Praising | Words by Michael Perry / Music by Gustav Holst | Leadsheet

By the Babylonian Rivers (Psalm 137) | Traditional Melody / Arrangement by Greg Scheer | Leadsheet 

Come Light Our Hearts | by Sandra McCracken | Leadsheet

The Day of the Lord (Psalm 37) | by Wendall Kimbrough | Leadsheet

Wait for the Lord | by Community of Taize and Jacques Berthier | Leadsheet

Psalm 37 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 137 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Metrical Options | Psalm 37 and Psalm 137
Music for Listening
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