Notable Feast Days this Week:

August 10 - Romanus, Rome, 258
August 11 - Clare of Assisi, 1253 (Roman/Anglican)
August 12 - Muredach (Murtach), Ireland, 6th century
August 13 - Cassian, Italy, 4th c. (East and West)
August 13 - Maximus the Confessor, 662 (East and West)
August 14 - The Prophet Micah (Eastern)
August 15 - Dormition of the Theotokos (Eastern Calendars)
August 15 - Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Roman Calendars)
August 15 - St. Mary the Virgin (Anglican Calendars)
August 17 - Joan of the Cross, 1736 (Roman Catholic)
August 16 - Stephen I, Hungary, 1038

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:1-28

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

---- Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost ---- August 16, 2020

Guilt, Grace, and Gratitude

After many years, Joseph is given the opportunity to reconcile with his brothers. This profound act of forgiveness prefigures the forgiveness offered by Christ (Genesis 45:1-15). God has been gracious to us (Psalm 67). In gratitude, we pursue unity with others; especially believers (Psalm 133). God wants us to avoid hypocrisy, cultivate pure hearts, and demonstrate a humble faith (Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28). Even though we are prone to fall into disobedience, God bestows His generous mercy upon us through Christ (Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32).

Scripture Readings

Psalm 133

God’s people living in unity

Psalm 67
May the nations be glad and sing for joy

Commentary on Psalm 67
AugustineJohn Paul II
John CalvinRolf Jacobson
Charles Spurgeon

Commentary on Psalm 133
Nancy Koester

Genesis 45, Isaiah 56Romans 11
Matthew 15, Psalm 67, Psalm 133

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 67 and Psalm 133

Genesis 45:1-15
Joseph reconciles with his brothers

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
A house of prayer for all people

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
God's mercy to all

Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28
A Canaanite woman asks Jesus to heal her daughter

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"See her humility as well as her faith! For he had called the Jews “children,” but she was not satisfied with this. She even called them “masters,” so far was she from grieving at the praises of others. She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Behold the woman’s wisdom! She did not venture so much as to say a word against anyone else. She was not stung to see others praised, nor was she indignant to be reproached. Behold her constancy. When he answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs,” she said, “Yes, Lord.” He called them “children,” but she called them “masters.” He used the name of a dog, but she described the action of the dog. Do you see this woman’s humility...? So for this reason she became a child. For what does Christ then say? “O woman, great is your faith." - Chrysostom
Collect For The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son 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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 67 and Psalm 133 from

They Will Know That We Are Christians By Our Love | By Peter Scholtes | Leadsheet

Let Us Be Known By Our Love
| by Micah Massey, Ryan Flanigan, Matt Armstrong, Nate Moore, 2015| Leadsheet

Psalm 67 "God Be Merciful" (Anglican Chant) - Recording + Chant Tone

May Our God Be Known (Psalm 67) | by Wendall Kimbrough | Leadsheets

How Good It Is (Psalm 133)
| by Stuart Townend | Leadsheet

May the People’s Praise You (Psalm 67) | by Keith & Kristyn Getty | Leadsheet

Psalm 67 | by The Corner Room | Buy Leadsheets

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name | Leadsheet 

Psalm 67 Ascension Worship | Leadsheet

Psalm 67 | by Charles Ives | SATB Arrangement

Psalm 67 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 133 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 67 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 133 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Prayer of the Heart/Jesus Prayer by John Tavener, performed by Bjork
Hineh Ma Tov (Psalm 133) by Joshua Aaron
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein
Thematic Art 
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