Notable Feast Days this Week

July 16 - Ruth of Moab (Lutheran)
July 16 - Athenogenes, Armenia, 305
July 17 - Marcellina, Rome, 398
July 18 - Philastrius, Brescia, 387
July 19 - 
Marcina the Younger, 379
July 20 - The Prophet Elijah (Eastern and Lutheran)
July 20 - Flavian, Antioch, 512
July 21 - The Prophet Ezekiel (Lutheran)
July 22 - Mary Magdalene

Revised Common Lectionary

2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34; 53-56

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - Green

---- Ninth Sunday after Pentecost ---- July 22, 2018 (Year B)
Our Cornerstone and Shepherd
"God is our Rock (Psalm 89:20-37). He keeps his promises (2 Samuel 7:1-14a) and cares for us, as a shepherd cares for his sheep (Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 and Psalm 23). Christ is our peace and our chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:11-22)"
-Thomas Oden, 
Ancient Christian Devotional 
Scripture Readings
 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters...He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil... 
I have found David my servant...My hand will sustain him...The enemy will not get the better of him; the wicked will not oppress him...My faithful love will be with him, and through my name, his horn will be exalted...

Psalm 89 Commentary
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
God's promise to David

Jeremiah 23:1-6
A righteous shepherd for Israel

Ephesians 2:11-22

Reconciled to God through Christ

Mark 6:30-34; 53-56

Jesus rests and heals

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Practicing Prayer
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. -The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning Prayer (View and Download)
More Resources for Daily Prayer
Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 23 and Psalm 89 from

Forever (Psalm 89) | Music by Emily Moore | Leadsheet, Piano Music, Chord Chart

Shepherd Me O God (Psalm 23) | by Marty Haugen | Leadsheet 

The Good Shepherd | Fernando Ortega | Leadsheet

Jesus, Lover of My Soul | Charles Wesley | Leadsheet

Psalm 23:5-6 (Verses Project) | by Dave Wilton 

The King of Love My Shepherd Is | Words by Henry Baker (1868) Music: Traditional Irish Melody | Leadsheet 

Twenty Three | Aaron Strumpel | Leadsheet

Psalm 23 | Luke Morton | Leadsheet

Psalm 23| Metrical Options | Psalm 89 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 23 | Geneva Resources | Psalm 89 | Geneva Resources

Psalm 23 Refrain | From The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 89 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet
Ancient Commentary on Mark 6:30-34; 53-56

"The Lord of hosts was not signaling weakness as he gave sight to the blind, made the crooked to stand upright, raised the dead to life, anticipated the effects of medicine at our prayers, and cured those who sought after him. Those who merely touched the fringe of his robe were healed. Surely you did not think it was some divine weakness, you speculators when you saw him wounded. Indeed there were wounds that pierced his body, but they did not demonstrate weakness but strength. For from these wounds flowed life to all, from the One who was the life of all.” -Ambrose
Music for Listening
Enjoying this newsletter? Become a patron of the Liturgy Letter on Patreon; an on-going crowd funding service where you can commit to as little as $1 a month or set a maximum limit. Anything helps!

Thank you for your support.
Our e-mail address is:

Our mailing address is:
2837 Layton Dr.
Davis, CA 95618

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list