Notable Feast Days this Week:

July 13 - Mildred, Isle of Thanet, c. 700
July 14 - Aquila and Prisca, Acts 18:2 (Eastern)
July 14 - Kateri Tekakwitha, 1680 (Roman Catholic)
July 15 - Bonaventure, 1274 (Roman Catholic)
July 16 - Ruth of Moab (Lutheran)
July 17 - Marcellina, Rome, 398
July 18 - Philastrius, Brescia, 387
July 19 - Marcina the Younger, 379

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Wisdom of Solomon 12:13-19
Isaiah 44:6-8
Psalm 86:11-17
Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

----- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ----- July 19, 2020

Glimpses of Glory

Jacob experienced a glimpse of God's glory and a reminder that God keeps his promises (Genesis 28:10-19a). God eradicates all darkness and knows us better than we know ourselves (Psalm 139). Do not fear (Isaiah 44:6-8)! God's steadfast love offers mercy and favor (Psalm 86). The Holy Spirit bears witness that we are God's children through Christ (Romans 8:12-25). All creation patiently waits for evil to be defeated at the end of the age (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43).  

Scripture Readings

Psalm 86:11-17
Teach me your way

Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
You have searched me

Commentary on Psalm 86
John Paul II 

Commentary on Psalm 139
Benedict XVI (Part 1 Part 2)

Genesis 28, Isaiah 44Romans 8
Matthew 13Psalm 86, Psalm 139

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 86 and Psalm 139

Genesis 28:10-19a
Jacob's ladder

Isaiah 44:6-8
No God but the Lord

Romans 8:12-25
The revealing of the children of God

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
The parable of the weeds

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
"...let us listen to what the prophet says about this:  'Your knowledge is to worderful for me.' But let us see what he says further on: 'I will give you thanks, for you are fearful and wonderful.' Why 'fearful'? We wonder at the beauty of columns, mural art, the physical bloom of youth. Again, we wonder at the open sea and its limitless depth, but we wonder fearfully when we stoop down and see how deep it is. It was in this way that the prophet stooped down and looked at the limitless and yawning sea of God's wisdom. And he was struck with shuddering. We has deeply frightened, he drew back, and said in a loud voice, "I will give you thanks for you are fearfully wondrous, wonderous are your works.' And again, 'Your knowledge is too wonderous for me; it is too lofty and I cannot attain to it.'"
  - Chrysostom, commenting on Psalm 139, Against the Anomoeans 1.24-25.
Lectionary Resources
"In my opinion, the design of the parable is simply this: So long as the pilgrimage of the Church in this world continues, bad men and hypocrites will mingle in it with those who are good and upright, that the children of God may be armed with patience and, in the midst of offenses which are fitted to disturb them, may preserve unbroken steadfastness of faith." 
-John Calvin
Collect for The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 
- The Book of Common Prayer
Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 86 and Psalm 139 from

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

Lord, You Have Searched Me (Psalm 139) | Music by Vito Aiuto, 2015 | Leadsheet 

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

Psalm 139 (My Lord You Have Examined Me) | by Sarah Majorins
Leadsheet (Part 1) | Leadsheet (Part 2) | Tune: Resignation

Songs for Psalm 139 from The Verses Project 

Wait for the Lord | by Jacques Berthier (Taize)

Psalm 139 | by Hope Creative | Chord Chart

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

Psalm 139 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant

Psalm 86 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 139 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 86 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 139 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Come to the Waters by Kensington Prairie
Quarantine Sessions by Young Oceans 
"Rumours of Glory" by Bruce Cockburn
Resurrection Symphony Finale by Mahler
Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen
Thematic Art 
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