Notable Feast Days this Week:

February 10 - Scholastica, sister of Benedict, 543
February 11 - Caedmon, 680
February 12 - Ethelwald, Lindisfarne, 740
February 13 - Modomnoc, Bishop of Ireland, 6th century
February 14 - Valentine, Martyr, 270
February 15 - Onesimus, Philemon v.10, (Eastern)
February 15 - Philemon and Onesimus (Lutheran)
February 16 - Onesimus, Philemon v.10, (Roman Catholic)

Revised Common Lectionary

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - White/Green

The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany February 16, 2020
Purity of Heart in Human Relationships
"To look with lust violates relationships. To swear an oath disguises God's mercy. The law of God is a pattern against pretense. It affects how we perceive others, the relationships that we enter, and what comes forth from our mouths. The lesson is twofold: let how we behave be obedient, and let what we say have integrity."
      -Rev. James Kirk, 
When We Gather: A Book of Prayers for Worship
Scripture Readings
Psalm 119:1-8

"Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him..."

Commentary on Psalm 119
Charles Spurgeon
John Paul IIAugustineCalvin

Psalm 119Deuteronomy 30,
1 Corinthians 3Matthew 5

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 119

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Choose life

1 Corinthians 3:1-9
It is God who makes things grow

Matthew 5:21-37
Forgiveness and integrity
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"Consider this analogy from the animals that we tame. A horse does not tame itself; a camel does not tame itself; an elephant does not tame itself; a snake does not tame itself; a lion does not tame itself. So too a man does not tame himself. In order to tame a horse, an ox, a camel, an elephant, a lion and a snake, a human being is required. Therefore God should be required in order for a human being to be tamed."
-Augustine (Sermon 55.2)
Holy God
your ways are just
and your commandments are true.
Help us to understand your law,
and when understanding fails
inspire us to follow you
in joyful obedience,
so that we may faithfully serve you,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
-A prayer inspired by Psalm 119 from Psalms for All Seasons.
Collect for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. -from The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany from 

Hymns related to Psalm 119 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select (Ordinary 6)

Speak O Lord | by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty| Guitar Chart

We Are Listening | by Sojourn Music | Chord Chart 

Thy Word
 | By Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant | Leadsheet

Let All Things Now Living Welsh Melody with text by K. Davis, 1939 | Leadsheet

Psalm 119 | Metrical Options
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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