Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 28 - Leoba of Germany, 780 
September 28 - Martyrs of China (Roman Catholic)
September 29 - St Michael and All Angels (Anglican/ Lutheran)
September 30 - Gregory the Illuminator, Armenia, 332
September 30 - Jerome, 420 (Western)
October 1 - Therese of Lisieux, 1897 (Roman Catholic)
October 2 - Damaris of Athens, Acts 17:34 (Eastern)
October 3 - Dionysius the Areopagite, Acts 17:34 (Eastern)
October 4 - Francis of Assisi, 1226 (Western)

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Psalm 19
Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:7-15
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33-46

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

-- Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- October 4, 2020

The Cornerstone of Righteousness

God gave the law through Moses so that we would find life by living according to His word (Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20). We are called to contemplate the beauty of God's creation and meditate on his words (Psalm 19). God has provided salvation for us in spite of our unfaithfulness (Psalm 80:7-15). In response, we are called to live in faith, knowing that our righteousness is only found in Christ (Philippians 3:4b-14). He is the only sure foundation for a fruitful life (Matthew 21:33-46).

Scripture Readings

Psalm 19
The heavens declare the glory of God

Psalm 80:7-15
Restore us, God Almighty

Commentary on Psalm 19
John Paul IIThomas Aquinas

Commentary on Psalm 80
John Paul II, Jerome Creach 

Matthew 21Exodus 20
Isaiah 5Philippians 3
Psalm 19Psalm 80

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 19 and Psalm 80

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
The commandments given at Sinai

Isaiah 5:1-7
The song of the vineyard

Philippians 3:4b-14
Nothing surpasses knowing Christ

Matthew 21:33:46
The parable of the vineyard owner's son

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"Observe the great care that the owner took with this place and the extraordinary recalcitrance of the people. He himself did the work the tenants should have done. It was he who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it and built a tower. He left little for them to do. All they had to do was take care of what was there and to preserve what was given to them. Nothing was left undone but all accomplished. But they made little effort to be productive, even after they had enjoyed such great blessings from him." - John Chrysostom
Collect for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. - The Book of Common Prayer
Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 19 and Psalm 80 from

Cornerstone | by Hillsong Music | Leadsheet

Psalm 80 (Tune: Bryn Calfaria) | Music by William Owen 1852 | Leadsheet Leadsheet (Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor) SATB 

Psalm 19 Refrain (Lord You Have the Words) | by Ann Celeen Dohms | Refrain + Cantor on pg. 100 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship

Psalm 19 (SATB) | Harmony by David Peebles / Text by Thomas Sternhold | Leadsheet 

Psalm 19 (The Heavens Declare) | by Chad Randall and Shane Heilman | Leadsheet 

O Israel's Shepherd, Hear Our Pleading (Psalm 80) | Genevan Psalter | SATB

Restore Us O God (Psalm 80) | by Greg Scheer & Naaman Wood | Leadsheet

The Heavens Declare (Psalm 19) | by Bruce Benedict | Leadsheet 

Restoration (Psalm 80) | by James Block | Chord Chart 

Psalm 80 | by Sons of Korah | Chord Chart

Psalm 19 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 80 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 19 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 80 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
The Stone by Jars of Clay
The Heavens are Telling by Joseph Haydn 
Corner Stone by Bob Marley and the Wailers 
Psalm 80: Hear O Thou Shepherd Of Israel by Norwich Cathedral Choir
Thematic Art 
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