Notable Feast Days this Week:

May 26 - Augustine of Canterbury (Died 605)
(Anglican and Eastern Calendars)
May 27 - Augustine of Canterbury (Died 605)
(Roman Catholic Calendar)
May 27 - John Calvin (Died 1564)
(Lutheran Calendars)
May 27 - Venerable Bede (Died 735)
(Eastern Calendars)

Revised Common Lectionary

I Kings 18: 20-29, 30-39
I Kings 8:22-23, 41-43
Psalm 96
Galatians 1:1-12
Luke 7:1-10

Liturgical Color - Green 

The Second Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) May 29, 2016

Themes: The centurion was a person of authority. When he issued commands to those under him, they were obeyed. His authority had its limits, however. He could not heal his slave, and thus he sought Jesus, whose authority was unequaled.
"But only speak the word," he said, "and let my servant be healed."
Jesus marveled at the centurion's faith. 
–James G. Kirk in When We Gather: A Book of Prayers for Worship

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 96

"Sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
   Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
    proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens..."
Note: The daily readings will be designated as the passages for Proper 4,
The First Week of/after Pentecost, or The First Week of Ordinary Time
Psalm 96 Spotify Playlist
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets
Lord Have Mercy (Only Say the Word) - by Philip Majorins, this tune reflects the theme of the Gospel text and works well during confession, after the homily, or during Holy Communion |Leadsheet | Capo Leadsheet | Lyrics 

Psalm 96 - by Bruce Benedict|Leadsheet | Chord Sheet

Psalm 96- by Eric Gilbert |Leadsheet Capo Leadsheet

Psalm 96 Metrical (Tune: O Worship the King) 

Psalm 96 (Anglican Chant) - Anglican Chant Psalter

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms"
Commentary on Luke 7:1-10
“I am not worthy that you should enter my house. I am not capable of receiving the Sun of Righteousness in its entirety; a little radiance from it is sufficient for me to remove sickness, as it does for the darkness.” When our Lord heard this, he marveled at him. God marveled at a human being."
Practicing Prayer
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
Music for Listening  (Trinitytide)
This new release from Bifrost Arts is an excellent example of music for the church that exemplifies an aesthetic that is both congregational and artistic. Producer Isaac Wardell has an uncanny knack for matching the right voices with the right songs. 
Lamentations is full of understated beauty and musical settings that are ripe for liturgical use, as well as personal meditation.

Steam and download here
Spotify playlist here

*Musical charts available for free download after purchase of the album.  
I will once again be turning to the music of Arvo Pärt over the course of this Trinitytide season. The Berlin Mass in one of my favorite extended works from the mind and heart of Arvo Pärt.

There is perhaps no better way to launch into this season than listening to the resolved Trinitarian contours of the Credo movement from this work.  

Spotify Playlist here

English Translation here
Thematic Art 
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