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The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 22, FRIDAY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning) Psalm 140, 142
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 141, 143:1–11 (12)
Old Testament 2 Kings 23:36–24:17
New Testament 1 Corinthians 12:12–26
Gospel Matthew 9:27–34



The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).

Catholic Lectionary

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 | MEMORIAL
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
YEARS 1 & 2


From Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
First Reading Joel 1:13–15, 2:1–2
Response Psalm 9:9
Psalm Psalm 9:2–3, 6, 8–9, 16
Gospel Acclamation John 12:31b–32
Gospel Luke 11:15–26


Or from the Proper of Saints
First Reading Acts 1:12–14
Response Luke 1:49 or Text
Psalm Luke 1:46–55
Gospel Acclamation Luke 1:28
Gospel Luke 1:26–38



Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

STAND UP AND BLESS THE LORD

October 7

STAND UP AND BLESS THE LORD
James Montgomery, 1771–1854


Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. (Nehemiah 9:5)
Many excellent opportunities to witness for the Lord are lost each day simply because of our timidity. Or perhaps we are with a group of colleagues when the Lord’s name is blasphemed, the gospel derided, the church’s hypocrites ridiculed … and we remain silent. How tragic that our noble words of praise on Sunday often leave us during the week when they are needed most.
Ye call Me Master and obey not, Ye call Me Light and see Me not, Ye call Me Way and walk not, Ye call Me Life and desire Me not, Ye call Me Wise and follow Me not, Ye call Me Fair and love Me not, Ye call Me rich and ask Me not, Ye call Me Eternal and see Me not, Ye call Me Noble and serve Me not, Ye call Me Mighty and honor Me not, Ye call Me just and fear Me not.
—Found on an old slab in the Cathedral of Lubeck, Germany
“Stand Up and Bless the Lord” was writte…