Notable Feast Days this Week:

October 3 - Rosh Hashana (OT New Year)
October 4 - Francis of Assisi, 1226 (Western Calendars)
October 6 - St. Thomas, Apostle (Eastern Calendars)
October 8 - 4th Ecumenical Council convened, 451 (Chalcedon) October 9 - St. James Alphaeus, Apostle (Eastern Calendars)

Liturgical Color - Green 

Revised Common Lectionary

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-12
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

-- The Twenty First Sunday in Trinitytide -- October 9, 2016

Trust and Obey
"We are to trust and obey (2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c), giving thanks to the Lord for his power and mercy (Psalm 111). He is faithful, even when we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:8-15). Just as the leper returned to thank God for healing, so also we should thank God for cleansing us from all sin (Luke 17:11-19)." 

- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalms of the Week
Scripture Readings
Psalm 66:1-12

 "Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
     Sing the glory of his name;
    make his praise glorious.
 Say to God, 'How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power
    that your enemies cringe before you. All the earth bows down to you;
    they sing praise to you,
  they sing the praises of your name...'"

Psalm 111

 Praise the Lord.

"I will extol the Lord with all my heart
    in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
 Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
 Glorious and majestic are his deeds..."

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Israel plants gardens in Babylon
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Naaman is cleansed
2 Timothy 2:8-15
We will live with Christ
Luke 17:11-19
One leper gives thanks to God

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year

Note: The daily readings will be designated as the week marked for Proper 22,
or The Twentieth Week of/after Pentecost.
Practicing Prayer
Almighty and most merciful God, your bountiful goodness fills all creation. Keep us safe from all that may hurt us, that, whole and well in body and spirit, we may with grateful hearts accomplish all that you would have us do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. (from Sundays and Seasons, Year C, 2016)
Form for Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Form for Daily Prayer (View and Download)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go (Listen)
Daily Prayer Form for Children and Families (New!) 
Psalm 66 and 111 Spotify Playlists
Singing Psalms and Hymns
All Creatures of Our God and King - Words by St. Francis of Assisi / Tune:  LASST UNS ERFREUEN| Leadsheets

Psalm 111 - Tune: How Firm A Foundation / Arranged by Sarah Majorins | Leadsheet | Leadsheet (4-part)

My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone (Psalm 62) - by Stuart Townend and Aaron Keyes | Leadsheet

The Apostles' Creed - Beach Spring Melody, Sacred Harp, 1844 | Leadsheet | Guitar Capo Leadsheet

Psalm 66 Metrical Option (Tunes:Richmond, Azmon) 

Psalm 111 Metrical Option (Tunes: St. Anne, Dundee) 

Resources for Pointed Chant 

Resources for Plainchant

Read about "Several Ways to Sing the Psalms"
Commentary on Luke 17:11-19
"Thy faith hath saved thee. The word save is restricted by some commentators to the cleanness of the flesh. But if this be the case, since Christ commends the lively faith of this Samaritan, it may be asked, how were the other nine saved? for all of them without exception obtained the same cure.  We must therefore arrive at the conclusion, that Christ has here pronounced a different estimate of the gift of God from that which is usually pronounced by ungodly men; namely, that it was a token or pledge of God’s fatherly love..."

-John Calvin on Luke 17:11-19
More Historic Commentary (View and Download)
Music for Listening
The music of Ola Gjeilo is the perfect gateway into the world of 
contemporary choral music. 
His compositions are at once familiar and inspiring: ethereal, 
transcendent, and accessible.
Start with the Sunrise Mass.
Thematic Art 
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