Notable Feast Days this Week:

August 31 - Cyprian of Carthage, 258 (Eastern)
August 31 - Aidan of Lindisfarne, 651
September 1 - Giles, Gaul, 710
September 2 - Hannah (Lutheran)
September 3 - Phoebe the Deaconess, Rom. 16:1
September 3 - Gregory the Great, 604
September 4 - The Prophet Moses (Eastern and Lutheran)
September 5 - Zacharias & Elizabeth (Eastern and Lutheran)
September 6 - Bega (Bee), Abbess of Copeland, 7th cent.

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Ezekiel 33:7-11
Psalm 119:33-40
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

--- Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost --- September 6, 2020

Sin, Salvation, Service

In the Passover, Christians remember how God's deliverance of Israel extends to all the world through the blood of Christ (Exodus 12:1-14). God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:7-11), but calls all people to praise him and delight in his commands (Psalm 149 and Psalm 119:33-40). Those who walk in righteousness seek to cast off the works of darkness and pursue the light of love (Romans 13:8-14). Believers are called to participate in Christ's ministry by appropriately confronting sin (Matthew 18:15-20). 

Scripture Readings

Psalm 119:33-40

Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding...preserve my life according to your word...

Psalm 149

Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people...Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor...

Commentary on Psalm 149
John Paul II

Exodus 12, Ezekiel 33Romans 13
Matthew 18, Psalm 119, Psalm 149

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 119 and Psalm 149

Exodus 12:1-14
The Passover

Ezekiel 33:7-11
The prophet's responsibility

Romans 13:8-14
Live and love in the light of the
Lord's coming

Matthew 18:15-20
Reconciliation and fellowship
in the church

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” If you fail to do so, you are worse than he is... he has stricken himself with a grievous wound...when anyone sins against us, let us take great care, but not merely for ourselves. For it is a glorious thing to forget injuries. Just set aside your own injury, but do not neglect your brother’s wound. Therefore “go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone,” intent upon his amendment but sparing his sense of shame. For it might happen that through defensiveness he will begin to justify his sin, and so you will have inadvertently nudged him still closer toward the very behavior you desire to amend. Therefore “tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother,” because he might have been lost, had you not spoken with him."
- Augustine
Collect For The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through 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 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 119 and Psalm 149 from

Teach Me, O Lord (Psalm 119:33-40) | 4-part choral piece by William Byrd | Leadsheet

Teach Me O Lord (Psalm 119:33-40) | Tune by Joseph P. Holbrook | Leadsheet 

Psalm 149 (Tune: New Lydia) | Scottish Metered Psalm | Scottish Psalter 

Psalm 149 Chant | by Stanley Robert Marchant (1883-1949) | Leadsheet

O Praise Ye The Lord (Psalm 149) | by Wes Crawford | Leadsheet 

Thy Word | By Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant | Leadsheet

The Passover Song | by Caroline Cobb | Leadsheets

Passover Song | by Urban Doxology | Leadsheet

We Are Listening | by Sojourn Music | Chord Chart 

Psalm 149 | Genevan Psalter | Leadsheet 

Psalm 119 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 149 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 119 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 149 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Where two or three are gathered by Christopher Orczy
A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman
Passover Psalm by Erich Korngold
Passover Song by Urban Doxology
Psalms 149 by Brent Jones 
Thematic Art 
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