Notable Feast Days this Week:

August 3 - Nicodemus, John 3:1(Roman Catholic)
August 3 - Lydia, Acts 16:4 (Roman Catholic)
August 4 - Aristarchus, Acts 27:2 (Roman Catholic) 
 August 5 - Nonna, mother of Gregory of Nazianzus, 374
August 6 - The Transfiguration of Our Lord 
(Syriac Orthodox, Indian Orthodox, Revised Julian calendars in Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, and Anglican)
August 7 - Victricius, Rouen, 407
August 8 - Dominic, 1221 (Roman/Anglican)
August 9 - Matthias, Apostle (Eastern)


Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 6-22, 45b
1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

----- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost ----- August 9, 2020

Pulled from the Pit

The story of Joseph has many parallels with the life of Christ (Genesis 37:14-, 12-28). As Joseph was thrown into the pit by his brothers, so Christ was crucified by His own, descended into the dead, and was resurrected so that we might live. This is good news and we must tell others (Romans 10:5-15)! The life, death, and resurrection of Christ have fulfilled the allusions we find to him in the Old Testament (Psalm 105). He is the embodiment of peace, salvation, and justice (Psalm 85). Like Joseph and Peter, we need not fear when we are sinking. He has promised to be with us and will help us when our faith is weak (Matthew 14:22-33).

Scripture Readings

Psalm 105:1-6, 6-22, 45b
Remembering Joseph

Psalm 85:8-13
Righteousness and peace

Commentary on Psalm 85
AugustinePope John Paul,
John CalvinW. H. Bellinger, Jr.

Commentary on Psalm 105


Genesis 37, 1 Kings 19Romans 10
Matthew 14, Psalm 85, Psalm 105

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 85 and Psalm 105

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Joseph sold by his brothers

1 Kings 19:9-18
Elijah meets God on Mt. Horeb

Romans 10:5-15
The word of faith

Matthew 14:22-33
Jesus walks on water and saves Peter

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"Meanwhile the boat carrying the disciples—that is, the church—is rocking and shaking amid the storms of temptation, while the adverse wind rages on. That is to say, its enemy the devil strives to keep the wind from calming down. But greater is he who is persistent on our behalf, for amid the vicissitudes of our life he gives us confidence. He comes to us and strengthens us, so we are not jostled in the boat and tossed overboard. For although the boat is thrown into disorder, it is still a boat. It alone carries the disciples and receives Christ. It is in danger indeed on the water, but there would be certain death without it. Therefore stay inside the boat and call upon God...." - Augustine
Collect for The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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
Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 85 and Psalm 105 from

Psalm 85 (Tune: Here is Love Vast as the Ocean) | Scottish Metered Psalm | Leadsheet 

Psalm 105 (Tune: How Firm a Foundation) | Scottish Metered Psalm 

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken | By John Newton | Leadsheet 

Psalm 17 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 145 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

8 Psalms, 7 Ways article by Brett McCracken

The Lord's Prayer | by John Taverner | SATB Score

The Lord's Prayer | by Karin Simmons | Leadsheet

Don't Be Afraid 
| By John Bell | Leadsheet

Psalm 85 Refrain | By Wendell Kimbrough

Psalm 105 | Genevan Psalter | Leadsheet

Psalm 17 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 145 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Washing of the Water by Peter Gabriel
Bottom Of The River by Delta Rae
Forty U2 cover song by Mutemath
What Wondrous Love is This? by the Hillbilly Thomists 
Joseph And His Brethren an oratorio by George Frideric Handel
Be Firm, My Soul! from Joseph And His Brethren an oratorio by George Frideric Handel, performed by Harmonious Chorale Ghana
Thematic Art 
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