Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 15 - The Prophet Amos (Eastern)
June 16 - Tikhon, Bishop of Cyprus, 5th Century

June 17 - Nectan, Hartland Wales, 6th Century
June 18 - Mark and Marcellian, Rome, 287
June 19 - St. Jude, Apostle Brother of Our Lord (Eastern)
June 20 - Silverius, Bishop of Rome, 538 
June 21 - Menan, Cornwall and Brittany, 6th Century
June 21 - Aloysius Gonzaga, 1591 (Roman Catholic)

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 21:8-21
Jeremiah 20:7-13
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 
Psalm 69:7-18
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

----- Third Sunday after Pentecost ----- June 21, 2020

Nothing to Fear

God cares for those who are treated unjustly. They are offered living water and assurance of God's grace (Genesis 21:8-21). Call to God in the day of trouble. He rules the world and all nations shall bow before him (Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17). Violence, destruction, and terror may surround God's people, but evildoers will not prevail (Jeremiah 20:7-13). Cry out to God, and at the acceptable time, he will answer in accord with his steadfast love (Psalm 69:7-18). Those who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into his death. Since he has been raised from the dead, death no longer holds authority for those who have been found in him (Romans 6:1b-11). Jesus' followers need not fear anything, for they are precious to God and freed to follow him, even when it requires sacrifice (Matthew 10: 24-39).  

Scripture Readings

Psalm 86:1-10,16-17
Hear me and answer me

Psalm 69:7-18
Rescue me, do not let me sink

Commentary on Psalm 86
John Paul II 

Commentary on Psalm 69

Genesis 21Jeremiah 20, Romans 6
Matthew 10Psalm 86, Psalm 69

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 86 and Psalm 69

Genesis 21:8-21
Hagar and Ishmael are delivered

Jeremiah 20:7-13
The prophet must speak

Romans 6:1b-11
Buried and raised with Christ

Matthew 10:24-39
The cost of discipleship

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"What Christ is saying to the faithful is, I am now already sharing with you the same stigma you are presently suffering. That is sufficient for your encouragement. I, your Master and Lord, have felt the same grief you now feel. And if that distresses you further, remember this: that even from this foreboding you will soon be freed. For why do you now grieve? Are you troubled that someone is calling you a deceiver or a liar? So what? Wait a little while. In time you will be seen as benefactors of the world and champions of faith. For time reveals whatever is concealed. Time will refute their false accusations and make your good intent known. For as historic events unfold, a larger design will be recognized."  -Chrysostom
Collect for The Third Sunday after Pentecost
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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 Third Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 86 and Psalm 69 from

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

Jesus, With Thy Church Abide
 | Words by Thomas Pollack, 1871 / Music by Eric Gilbert | Leadsheet Capo

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

Draw Near (Psalm 69) (feat. Sandra McCracken)
 | by Wendell Kimbrough | Leadsheet

You are Good and Forgiving (Psalm 86) | by Joel Payne (Resound Worship)

Save Me, O God (Psalm 69) | By Marty Haugen | Leadsheet 

For Love is Lord of All (Psalm 86) | Celtic Psalm 

Psalm 69 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 86 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 69 | Anglican Chant

Psalm 69 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 86 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Draw Near (Psalm 69) (feat. Sandra McCracken) by Wendell Kimbrough
Skin and Soul [feat. Annie Lee] by Advent Birmingham
Save Me, O God by The Wild Goose Collective
Save Me Lord by the Mass Choir
Agnus Dei by Samuel Barber
Psalm 69 by Propaganda
Save Me by Aimee Mann
Thematic Art 
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