Notable Feast Days this Week
October 28 - Simon and Jude, Apostles (Western)​
October 29 - Anastasia the Roman, c. 257
October 30 - Marcellus, Tangiers, 298
October 31 - All Saints Eve (Western)
October 31 - Reformation Day (Lutheran)
November 1 - All Saints Day (Western)
November 2 - All Souls Day, (Roman Catholic)
November 3 - Winifred, Wales, c. 650
November 3 - Hubertus, 727
Revised Common Lectionary

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144
Isaiah 1:10-18
Psalm 32:1-7
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,11-12
Luke 19:1-10 

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost November 3, 2019 (Year C)

Walking the Talk
We should do good, seek justice, defend the fatherless and care for the widow (Isaiah 1:10-18). We confess our sins and give thanks that God fogives us (Psalm 32:1-7), pray that we will be worthy of God's calling (2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12) and are thankful that Christ came to save the lost (Luke 19:1-10).
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings

Psalm 32:1-7
You are my hiding place

Psalm 119:137-144
God's law is a comfort
in the midst of trouble

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
The righteous will live by faith

Isaiah 1:10-18
Learning to do good

2 Thessalonians
1:1-4, 11-12

Faith and love amid adversity

Luke 19:1-10
Zacchaeus climbs a tree to see Jesus

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"Say what you like, but for our part, let us climb the sycamore tree and see Jesus. The reason you cannot see Jesus is that you are ashamed to climb the sycamore tree. Let Zacchaeus grasp the sycamore tree, and let the humble person climb the cross. That is little enough, merely to climb it. We must not be ashamed of the cross of Christ, but must fix it on our foreheads, where the seat of shame is. Above where all our blushes show is the place we must firmly fix that for which we should never blush. As for you, I rather think you make fun of the sycamore, and yet that is what has enabled me to see Jesus. You make fun of the sycamore, because you are just a person, but "the foolishness of God is wiser than men."
-Augustine on Luke 19:1-10, Sermon 174.3.

“When you see people baptized and ransomed out of a generation that is perishing, and you are in wonder at the lovingkindness of God toward the human race,
then sing to them Psalm 32.” 

From On the Interpretation of the Psalms 18 (OIP 68)
a classic letter discussing the value of the Psalms and how to interpret them as Christians, "The Book of Psalms has a certain grace of its own. For in addition to the other things in which it enjoys fellowship with the other books of the Bible, it possesses this marvel – that it contains all the emotions of each soul and their various changes."

Collect for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (BCP) 
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 
All Saints Day (November 1)
"The prophets tell of mysterious future events (Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18). Until Christ comes again, we praise God's name, acknowledge his power (Psalm 149), asking for wisdom and comprehension of all things we do not understand (Ephesians 1:11-23) and the strength to follow Christ's teachings (Luke 6:20-31)." -Thomas Oden 

Scripture Readings (Year C) 
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31

A Prayer for All Saints Day (from The Book of Common Prayer)
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son, Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. 
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Twenty-First  Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) from 

Recommended Songs for Reformation Day or All Saints' Day - CICW

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

Hymns for Psalm 32 and Psalm 119 from

Psalm 32 (Refrain) by Sarah Majorins, 2014. 
*This refrain works well in-between spoken prayers of confession | Leadsheet  

Lord Have Mercy (Only Say the Word) | by Philip Majorins| Leadsheet 

Jesus, Lover of My Soul | Words by Charles Wesley/Music by Greg Thompson | Leadsheet and Piano Music 

Jesus, Lover of My Soul | Words by Charles Wesley / ABERYSTWYTH Melody (Celtic) | Leadsheet

God Be With You Till Me Meet Again (Psalm 32:7-8) | Words by /Music by The Welcome Wagon | Leadsheet 

You Are My Hiding Place | by Michael Ledner

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me | Words by Augustus Toplady, 1776 / Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830 | Leadsheet 

For All The Saints | Text: William W. How (1823-1897) Tune: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) | Leadsheet 

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty | Joachim Neander, 1680 | Leadsheet (Contemporary Arrangement)

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation | Music: Henry Purcell / Words: Latin, c7th--8th century, translated by John Mason Neale | Leadsheet (SATB)

Let Us Sing With All the Martyred | by Ryan Flannigan and Travis Ham | Leadsheet 

A Thousand Alleluias (A Cloud of Witnesses Around Us) | Music: Gary Rand / Text: Brian Wren | Leadsheet

Free Psalm 32 Choral Scores

Psalm 32 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Metrical Options | Psalm 32 and Psalm 119
Music for Listening
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