For the Week of the Epiphany 2 (January 15-20, 2018)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 62:5 - “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #839 “O Christ, Our True and Only Light”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 62
Why is God alone our only hope? Why do we trust other people and things? Why is this foolish?
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 3:1-10
How are you sometimes deaf to the word and call of the Lord? How can you better hear?
Wednesday: Mark 8:27-35
Commemoration of the Confession of St. Peter. Who is Jesus? How do we know?
Thursday: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
How is the power of God’s Word shown here? How is the love of God shown here?
Friday: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The time is short. Should that change how we live? Why?
Saturday: Mark 1:14-20
How is the kingdom of God “at hand” for us? Therefore what shall we do?
The Catechism - Confession: What sins should we confess? Before God we should plead guilty of all sins, even those we are not aware of, as we do in the Lord’s Prayer; but before the pastor we should confess only those sins which we know and feel in our hearts.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ all struggling with besetting sin, for freedom and forgiveness.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational recording secretary, TJ Myers.
+ the India Evangelical Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.
Conclude with the Lord’s Prayer and Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer from the Catechism.
Now joyfully go about your day (or to bed) in good cheer, child of God!