Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 22 - Third Ecumenical Council, 431
June 23 - Agrippina, Rome, 262 
June 24 - The Nativity of John the Baptist
June 25 - Maximus, Bishop of Turin, 467
June 26 - John of the Goths, c. 800
June 27 - Joanna, Luke 24:10 (Eastern)
June 27 - Cyril of Alexandria, 444 (Lutheran/Roman Catholic)
June 28 - Irenaeus of Lyons, 202 (Western)
June 29 - Peter and Paul, Apostles

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 22:1-14
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Psalm 13
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

----- Fourth Sunday after Pentecost ----- June 28, 2020

Counting on God's Promises

Abraham demonstrated complete faith in God's promises and God provided redemption and life (Genesis 22:1-14). Like the saints who came before us, we may bear pain in our souls and question how long we will have to endure trials, but we will remember God's faithfulness and confess his steadfast love (Psalm 13 and Psalm 89). Even in exile, God sends a word of peace that he will fulfill in time (Jeremiah 28:5-9). Remember that through Christ we have been freed from sin and we live under grace. Therefore, present your whole life and body to God (Romans 6:12-23) by fleeing from sin and offering hospitality in Christ's name to others (Matthew 10:40-42).

Scripture Readings

Psalm 13
How long, Lord? Will you forget me?

Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
I will sing of the Lord’s love forever

Commentary on Psalm 13
Thomas Aquinas

Commentary on Psalm 89

Genesis 22Jeremiah 28, Romans 6
Matthew 10Psalm 13, Psalm 89

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 13 and Psalm 89

Genesis 22:1-14
Abraham is tested

Jeremiah 28:5-9
The test of a true prophet

Romans 6:12-23
Under grace, not the law

Matthew 10:40-42
Welcome others in the name of Christ

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"Though the plot of the enemies lasts a very long time, do not lose heart, as though God had forgotten you, but call on the Lord, singing Psalm 13."
-Athanasius, On the Interpretation of the Psalms 
Lectionary Resources
"A considerable portion of the world may be opposed to the disciples of Christ, and the confession of their faith may draw upon them universal hatred. Yet here is another consolation tending to excite a very great number of persons to treat them with kindness. Whatever is done to them, Christ does not hesitate to reckon as done to himself. This shows how dearly he loves them, when he places to his own account the kind offices which they have received. He is not speaking here about receiving the doctrine, but about receiving the men." -Chrysostom
Collect for The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. - The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 13 and Psalm 89 from

How Long, O Lord, Will You Forget (Psalm 13) | Words by Barbara Woollett / Music by Christopher Norton | Music on page 63 of Psalms for All Seasons 

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go | Words by George Matheson/ Music by Christopher Miner| Leadsheets

Psalm 13 | by Dr. David Erb, with influence from G.F. Handel’s Suite No. 4 in D Minor

Psalm 13 | Words by Nigel Briggs / Music by Trent Vineyard Church | Leadsheet | Chords 

Psalm 13 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 89 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

How Long O Lord (Psalm 13) | by Matt Searles | Leadsheet

Psalm 13 (How Long?) | By Shane Heilman | Chord Chart

Psalm 13 | By Sarah Majorins | Leadsheet

How Long? | by Isaac Wardell 

Psalm 89 | Anglican Chant

Psalm 13 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 89 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Abraham by Josh Baldwin
Abraham by Sufjan Stevens

Neighbor Songs by The Porter's Gate
The Rune of Hospitality by Choral Arts Northwest / Robert Bode
Thematic Art 
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