Notable Feast Days this Week:

September 7 - Regina (Reine), Gaul, 2nd cent.
September 8 - The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 9 - The Third Ecumenical Council, 431 (Eastern) 
September 9 - Peter Claver, 1654 (Roman Catholic)
September 10 - Pulcheria the Empress, 453
September 10 - Finnian, Ulster, c. 579
September 11 - Theodora of Alexandria, 490
September 12 - Ailbhe of Emly, Irish Bishop, 526 
September 13 - John Chrysostom, 407 (Roman Catholic) 

Revised Common Lectionary

Exodus 14:19-31
Exodus 15:1b-11,20-21
Psalm 114
Genesis 50:15-21
Psalm 103:1-13
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - Green

--- Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost --- September 13, 2020

Provision and Forgiveness

God provided life, protection, and guidance for those he brought out of bondage in Egypt (Ex. 14:19-31 & Ps. 114). There is none other like him, majestic in holiness (Ex. 15:1-11, 20-21) and abounding in steadfast love and forgiveness (Ps. 103:1-13). Joseph sought to emulate God's merciful character by extending forgiveness to those who had tried to harm him (Gen. 50:15-21). In the same way, Jesus teaches his followers to forgive others generously (Matt. 18:21-35). Jesus is Lord, therefore, bear with those who are weak in faith (Rom. 14:1-12).

Scripture Readings

Psalm 114

When Israel came out of Egypt...The sea looked and fled...Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord...who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.

Psalm 103:1-13

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases...The Lord works righteousness and justice...

Matthew 18Romans 14
Exodus 14Exodus 15Genesis 50
Psalm 114Psalm 103

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 103 and Psalm 114

Exodus 14:19-31
God delivers Israel at the Red Sea

Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
Miriam's song of deliverance

Genesis 50:15-21
Joseph reconciles with his brothers

Romans 14:1-12
Quarreling over disputable matters

Matthew 18:21-35
The parable of the unmerciful servant

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"If the comparison is to a king like this...of whom must we be speaking if not the Son of God? For he is the king of the heavens. Just as he is wisdom itself and justice and truth, is he not kingship itself? The kingdom does not belong to any of those below, nor a part of those above, but to all those above, whatever is called the heavens. If you are curious about the Beatitude “theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” you can just as well say “theirs is Christ,” since Christ is the kingdom." -Origen
Collect For The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through 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
Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost from 

Hymns related to Psalm 114 and Psalm 103 from

Songs for Psalm 103 from The Verses Project

Psalm 103 (O My Soul With All Thy Powers) | text by James Montgomery and music by Kevin Twit | Leadsheets  

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven | text by Henry Lyte and music by John Goss| Leadsheets

My Heart is Steadfast (Psalm 103) | by Ellie Holcomb and Brown Bannister

Psalm 103 (The Lord is Kind and Merciful) | by Sarah Majorins | Leadsheet

Psalm 103:1-11 | metered to the tune of "Before the Throne of God Above"

When Jacob Out of Egypt Came (Psalm 114) | by Bruce Benedict

Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive | by Rosamond Herklots | Leadsheet

Bless the Lord, My Soul | by Jacques Berthier (Taize) | Leadsheet

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) | by Matt Redman | Leadsheet 

Psalm 114 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 103 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 103 | Genevan Psalter | Leadsheet 

I See You
| by Rich Mullins | Leadsheet 

Psalm 114 | Metrical Options 

Psalm 103 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
I See You by Rich Mullins 
Justice Songs by Porter's Gate
Grapes and Peas by Mac Meador
Psalm 103 by Total Praise UK Singers 
The Vespers of St. Catherine - From Psalm 103 by Cappella Romana
Thematic Art 
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