For the Week of Pentecost 19 (September 26 - October 1, 2016)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 - “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #555 “Salvation Unto Us Has Come”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 62
What confidence does the psalmist express? Why?
Tuesday: Psalm 91
How is this a psalm of trust? How is it a psalm of faith?
Wednesday: Luke 10:17-20
For what victory does Jesus want us to rejoice? How is this victory the greater victory?
Thursday: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
How is faith different than pride? What do each do? Why?
Friday: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Why might a Christian be ashamed of the testimony of the Lord? How important is the Word of God? Why?
Saturday: Luke 17:1-10
Why is forgiveness so important to Jesus? What does this have to do with service?
The Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer: The Fifth Petition: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, nor have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ a good harvest of crops, that all people may have their daily bread.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Commission on Mercy.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church - Synod of France, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN.
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!