For the Week of Lent 4 (March 27 - April 1, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: John 11:25 - “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.””
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #430 “My Song Is Love Unknown”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Tuesday-Wednesday are the Scriptures for Wednesday’s Lenten Vespers. The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 130
From what depths do you cry to the Lord? Why do we have to wait? Is that hard or easy? Why is it good?
Tuesday: Numbers 14:1-23
How did the people test God? Why? What did Moses do? What did God do?
Wednesday: Luke 22:66 – 23:25
Why was Jesus on trial? How do people today put God on trial, or to the test? Why?
Thursday: Ezekiel 37:1-14
What did Ezekiel witness? What does this teach us about God, death, and our own resurrections?
Friday: Romans 8:1-11
What does no condemnation mean with regard to sin, life, and death? Why is this good news for us even now?
Saturday: John 11:1-53
What did Jesus mean when He said that He is the resurrection and the life? How does Lazarus’ raising foreshadow Jesus’?
The Catechism - The Commandments: The First Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ all missionaries, for God’s blessing and protection.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and strength for Pastor Douthwaite.
+ the Lutheran Church of Togo Africa, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for the Concordia Theological Foundation.
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!