Notable Feast Days this Week:

August 1 - Nicholas of Japan, 1912 (Eastern Calendars)
August 3 - Nicodemus, John 3:1(Roman Catholic Calendars)
August 3 - Lydia, Acts 16:4 (Roman Catholic Calendars)
August 6 - The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Syriac Orthodox, Indian Orthodox, Revised Julian calendars within Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, and Anglican Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Isaiah 1:1,10-20
Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23
Genesis 15:1-6
Psalm 33:12-22
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

The Twelfth Sunday in Trinitytide (Year C) August 7, 2016

"God watches over us (Ps 33:12-22) and keeps his promises (Gen 15:1-6). By faith, we trust him for the things we cannot see, just as Abraham did (Heb 11:1-3, 8-16), and anticipate the time when Jesus wil come again (Lk 12:32-40)." 
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 33:12-22

"Blessed is the nation
whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything..."

Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23

"The Mighty One, God, the Lord,
    speaks and summons the earth
    from the rising of the sun
to where it sets.
From Zion, perfect in beauty,
    God shines forth.
Our God comes
    and will not be silent..."

Isaiah 1:1,10-20
Genesis 15:1-6
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Chronological (order in which stories and events occurred)

Note:The daily readings will be designated as the week marked for Proper 13,
or The Eleventh Week of/after Pentecost.
Psalm 33 and 50 Spotify Playlists
Congregational Hymns: Recordings + Leadsheets

Blessed the People (Psalm 33) - by Randall DeBruyn | Leadsheet

Rejoice, You Righteous, in the Lord (Psalm 33) - Words by Michael Morgan | Leadsheet | Psalms for All Seasons pg. 215

Let the Giving of Our Thanks Be Our Sacrifice (Psalm 50) - by The Iona Community | Leadsheet | Psalms for All Seasons Pg. 320-321

Psalm 33 Metrical Options (Tune: Let All Things Now Living) 

Psalm 50 Metrical Option (Tune: St. Anne, Kingsfold) 

Psalm 33 and 50 (Anglican Chant) in the Anglican Chant Psalter

Read about "How to Chant the Psalms"  
Commentary on Luke 12:32-40
"If you lack earthly riches, do not seek them in the world by evil deeds. If they fall to your lot, let them be stored up in heaven by good works. A manly Christian soul should neither be overjoyed at acquiring them nor cast down when they are gone. Let us instead reflect on what the Lord says: “Where thy treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Surely when we hear that we should lift up our hearts, the familiar answer that we make should not be a lie."

-St. Augustine on Luke 12:32-40
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)
John Rutter
Gloria, Magnificat, and Te Deum
A joyful modern choral classic!

Listen on YouTube
Listen on Spotify
Download a PDF of the Full Score

The Verses Project has two tunes associated with passages from this week's lectionary readings.   

Listen to Colossians 3:16-17
Listen to Luke 12:32-34
Indie band The Garden Variety has recorded a rollicking "sing along" version of Psalm 33.  

Listen to Psalm 33 
Thematic Art 
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