Notable Feast Days this Week
October 14 - Gaudentius, Rimini, 359
October 15 - Teresa of Avila, 1582 (Roman Catholic)
October 16 - Lull, Bishop of Mainz, 786
October 17 - Ignatius of Antioch, 115 (Western Calendars)
October 18 - Luke the Evangelist
October 19 - Frideswide, Abbess of Oxford, 735
October 20 - Acca, Bishop of Hexham, 740
Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 121
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost - October 20, 2019 (Year C)

The Lord's covenant love will follow his people, even as they experience judgment and brokenness (Jeremiah 31:27-34). They are called to persistently meditate on the law of God (Psalm 119:97-104) and courageously seek his blessing (Genesis 32:22-31). Look to God for help and protection (Psalm 121). Continue to pursue God's truth in times of apostasy, struggle, and suffering (2 Timothy 3:14-4:5). Cry out to God for justice day and night (Luke 18:1-8).

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

Psalm 119:97-104
God's words are sweeter than honey

Psalm 121
Our help comes from the Lord

Jeremiah 31:27-34
The promise of a new covenant

Genesis 32:22-31
Jacob struggles with the angel

2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5
Hold fast to what you believe

Luke 18:1-8
A widow begs for justice

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"These two were stubborn, but persistent prayer was even more stubborn. The persistence of the widow humiliated both the iniquity that was rebelling against God and the boldness that was behaving arrogantly towards human beings. She subjected them to her will, so that they might provide her with a vindication over her adversary. Persistence transformed these two bitter branches, and they bore sweet fruit that was against their nature. The iniquity of the judge brought about a righteous judgment and a just retribution for the falsely accused woman. His wickedness gave peace to the afflicted one, although iniquity does not know how to judge, and wickedness does not know how to give refreshment. Persistence forced these two evil and bitter branches to give good fruit against their nature. If we persist in prayer, we should be even more able to prevail on the grace and justice of God to give us fruit that agrees with their nature. Let justice vindicate us, and let grace refresh us. Accordingly, the fruit of justice is the just reward of the oppressed, while the giving of refreshment to the afflicted is the fruit of grace." -Ephrem the Syrian on Luke 18:1-8
Collect for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (BCP 1979)
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) from 

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

Hymns for Psalm 119 and Psalm 121 from

Before Thee Let My Cry Come Near (Psalm 119) | by Daniel Read | Leadsheet

I Lift My Eyes Up (Psalm 121) | by Brian Doerksen| Leadsheet 

I Lift Up My Eyes (Psalm 121) | by Derek and Emily Moore

I To the Hills Will Lift My Eyes (Psalm 121) | Scottish Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 121 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 121 | The Verses Project

Psalm 119 | by Cardiphonia Music

Psalm 119 | by Exodus Music

Metrical Options | Psalm 119 and Psalm 121 
Music for Listening
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