Notable Feast Days this Week
October 21 - Hilarion, Palestine, 371
October 22 - Donatus of Ireland, 876
October 23 - St. James of Jerusalem, Apostle / Brother of Jesus (Anglican, Easter, and Lutheran Calendars)
October 23 - Ignatius, Bishop of Constantinople, 877
October 24 - Elesbaan of Ethiopia, 6th century
October 25 - Dorcas, Lydia, and Phoebe (Lutheran)
October 26 - Cedd, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
October 27 - Frumentius, Apostle of the Ethiopians, 380
Revised Common Lectionary

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
Jeremiah 14:7-10; 19-22
Psalm 84:1-7
2 Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

- Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - October 27, 2019 (Year C)

Pursue God with Humility and Faith
God promises to restore and save his people (Joel 2:23-32 and Psalm 65). We are prone to wander from God (Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22), but through Jesus Christ, he saves us and gives us the strength to walk in faith (2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18). Humble yourself before the Lord (Luke 18:9-14) and long for his presence (Psalm 84:1-7).   

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

Psalm 65
Satisfied with God's goodness

Psalm 84:1-7
How lovely is your dwelling place

Joel 2:23-32
The promise to restore Israel

Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Jerusalem will be defeated

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Fight the good fight of faith

Luke 18:9-14
A Pharisee and tax collector pray

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"How useful and necessary a medicine is repentance! People who remember that they are only human will readily understand this. It is written, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” … The Pharisee was not rejoicing so much in his own clean bill of health as in comparing it with the diseases of others. He came to the doctor. It would have been more worthwhile to inform him by confession of the things that were wrong with himself instead of keeping his wounds secret and having the nerve to crow over the scars of others. It is not surprising that the tax collector went away cured, since he had not been ashamed of showing where he felt pain." 
-Augustine on Luke 18:9-14
Collect for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (BCP 1979)
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; 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 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) from 

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

Hymns for Psalm 65 and Psalm 84 from

Psalm 84 (How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place) - Southern Melody | Leadsheet

Better is One Day | Matt Redman | Chord Chart

How Lovely, Lord of Hosts, to Me (Psalm 84) | by John Dykes | Leadsheet

You Crown the Year (Psalm 65:11) | by Reuben Morgan and Brooke Ligertwood (Hillsong) | Leadsheet | Chord Chart and Lyrics

Let All Things Now Living | Traditional Welsh melody / Text by Katherine Davis, 1939| Leadsheet 

Now Thank We All Our God | Lyrics by Martin Rinkart, tr. Catherine Winkworth / Tune by Johann Crüger, arr. Jody Killingsworth and Philip Moyer | 

Commentary and resources by Ben Trube related to Brahams "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (Psalm 84)"

Free Psalm 84 Choral Scores

Psalm 84 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 65 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Metrical Options | Psalm 65 and Psalm 84 
Music for Listening
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