Notable Feast Days this Week
November 11 - Martin of Tours, 397
November 12 - Nilus the Elder, Sinai, c. 430 
November 13 - John Chrysostom, 407 (Eastern)
November 14 - St. Philip, Apostle (Eastern)
November 15 - Orthodox Nativity Fast Begins
November 16 - St. Matthew, Apostle (Eastern)
November 16 - Margaret of Scotland, 1093 (Anglican/Catholic)
November 17 - Hilda of Whitby, 680
Revised Common Lectionary

Isaiah 65:17-25 and Isaiah 12
Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost November 17, 2019 (Year C)

Stand Firm in the Hope of Glory

We look forward to Christ's second coming (Mal 4:1-2a) and the promise of new heavens and earth (Isaiah 65:17-25). God is our salvation (Isaiah 12) during times of judgment (Malachi 4:-12a) and has done marvelous things worthy of praise (Psalm 98). In anticipation of future glory, we should continue working hard and doing what is right (2 Thessalonians 3:6-13). Stay alert during times of persecution and confusion. Stand firm in the confidence that God will protect and care for his people (Luke 21:5-19). 

Scripture Readings

Psalm 98

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God...

Isaiah 65:17-25
New heavens and earth

Isaiah 12
The Holy One of Israel in your midst

Malachi 4:1-2a
A day of healing for the righteous

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Do what is right for the sake of Christ

Luke 21:5-19
Suffering for the sake of Jesus

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"If the possession of the soul lies in the virtue of patience, it is because patience is the root and protector of all virtues. It is through patience that we possess our souls, for it is only by learning to dominate ourselves that we begin to possess ourselves. Patience consists in suffering serenely the evils coming from others and in being tormented with no resentment against the one who inflicts them." 
-Gregory the Great on Luke 21:19
Collect for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost 
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. The Book of Common Prayer (1979)
Preparing for Advent

Liturgy Letter highly recommends ordering the Christian Seasons Calendar in time for the First Week of Advent. This art-filled resource is an excellent catalyst for orienting life around Jesus and the "world's true story." 
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) from 

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select  

Hymns for Psalm 98 from

The Apostles' Creed | Beach Spring Melody, Sacred Harp, 1844 | Leadsheet | Capo

Mighty God We Thank and Praise You | Wendell Kimbrough arrangement of a classic prayer following communion | Video Tutorial and Leadsheet

Christ is the Life of the World | by Sandra McCraken | Charts

The Lamb Has Overcome | by Luke Morton | Leadsheet

All Things New | Horatius Bonar, 1846 / Clint Wells, 2010 | Leadsheet

Alleluia (Psalm 98 Refrain + Tone) | by Jacques Berthier | Leadsheet 

O Sing a New Song to the Lord (Psalm 98) | by Thomas Jarman | Leadsheet 

Alleluia, Alleluia (Tune: Joyful, Joyful) | Leadsheet

Psalm 98 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 98 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Metrical Options | Psalm 98

Free Psalm 98 Choral Scores
Music for Listening
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