Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 8 - Medard, Bishop of Noyon, c. 560
June 9 - Columba, Iona, 597
June 10 - Alexander and Antonia, Constantinople, 313 (Eastern)
June 10 - The Martyrs of China, 1900 (Eastern)
June 11 - Barnabas, Apostle (Western)
June 12 - Antonina of Nicaea, 304
June 13 - Anthony of Padua, 1231 (Roman Catholic)
June 13 - Aquilina, Lebanon, 3rd Century
June 14 - Basil the Great, 379 (Lutheran/Anglican)

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
Exodus 19:2-8a
Psalm 16:1-2,12-19 & Psalm 100
Romans 5:1-8
Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

---- Second Sunday after Pentecost ----June 14, 2020

Courageously Proclaiming the Grace of God

God's promises are often fulfilled in mysterious and unexpected ways. Like Abraham and Sarah, we walk in faith, patiently waiting on God and trusting in his word (Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7). He leads his children out of bondage and makes them his treasured possession (Exodus 19:2-8a). Sing praise to God (Psalm 100) and actively commit yourself to the Lord, acknowledging his good gifts (Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19) and the grace he has provided through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1-8). The disciples of Jesus are sent to courageously proclaim the good news in the midst of persecution and danger (Matthew 9:35-10:8).

Scripture Readings

Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
I love the Lord, he heard my cry. 

Psalm 100
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Commentary on Psalm 100
John Paul II 

Commentary on Psalm 116
Benedict XVI, Wikipedia

Genesis 18Exodus 19, Romans 5
Matthew 9Psalm 100, Psalm 116

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 100 and Psalm 116

Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
God appears to Abraham and Sarah

Exodus 19:2-8a
The covenant with Israel at Sinai

Romans 5:1-8
Christ died for us while we were sinners

Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)
Jesus sends the twelve

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"Then to signify how promising is the harvest, Jesus calls them to “pray therefore the Lord of the harvest.” In doing so he indirectly declares this lordship to be his own prerogative. For after having said, “pray therefore the Lord of the harvest” when they had not made any request or prayer, he himself at once appoints them ... From this it is clear that he himself is the farmer, he himself is the Lord of the harvest, he himself is the master of the prophets. For if he sent them to gather the harvest, it is clear that they do not harvest what belongs to someone else. Instead, they harvest the things that he sowed through the prophets. In calling their ministry a harvest, he was encouraging them but also empowering them to this ministry."  -Chrysostom
Collect for The Second Sunday after Pentecost
Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 
 - The Book of Common Prayer
Trinitytide / Ordinary Time

We are now halfway through the Christian year. This week begins the longest season of the liturgical year referred to as Ordinary TimeTrinitytide, Trinity Season, or the Season after Pentecost. The first half of the liturgical year focuses on the story of Jesus and the second half focuses on the ongoing story of the people of God. 
"...from Advent to Trinity Sunday; and from Trinity to Advent. The first half of the church year has set before us the saving life and work of Jesus Easter with his glorious resurrection; at the Ascension; at Pentecost with his sending of the Holy Ghost to comfort us...This part of the Christian year concludes on Trinity Sunday when the church gives praise and glory to the whole Trinity, three persons in One God. We are beginning the second half of the Christian year, which prompts us to conform our lives to the truth we have seen in the first half of the year. As Christians, we are not only to know that our salvation is in Jesus Christ, but we ourselves must become like him." 
Common Prayer: Daily Readings on the Lectionary 

Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Second Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 100 and Psalm 116 from

A Mighty Fortress is Our God |Traditional hymn arranged for acoustic guitar by Wendell Kimbrough | Chord Chart Guitar Tutorial

There are four versions of Psalm 116 on the Hallel Psalms album from Cardiphonia. A download of the album includes a PDF of a songbook with charts.

Come, Christians Join to Sing | by Christian Bateman | Leadsheet Capo Leadsheet

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above | Words by Johann Jakob Schutz (1675) Music and Arrangement by Eric Gilbert | Leadsheet | Capo Leadsheet

I Will Walk Before the Lord (Psalm 116) | Commentary and Song by Tony Alonso

We Are Not Overcome | by Robert Heiskell and Rachel Briggs | Leadsheet

Psalm 116 (You Turned My Soul To Rest) | Robbie Seay Band

Psalm 100 | Choral piece (SSA) by Rene Clausen | Sheet Music

Psalm 100 | By Chris Tomlin and Jason Ingram | Chord Chart

Now I Am Yours (Psalm 116)
| by Redemption Hill Music

Psalm 100 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 116 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 116 | by Exodus Music | Chord Chart

Psalm 110:4-5 | by Ryan Gilkas

Psalm 100 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 116 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Peace To All Who Enter Here by Josh Garrels
The Divine Liturgy of the Wretched Exiles by psalters
Complete Gregorian Chant from Abbey of Jouques, France
The Storm of Life various gospel tracks from the late 1940s to early 1960s. 
Thematic Art 
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