For the Eighth Week after Pentecost (July 16-21, 2018)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Ephesians 2:13 - “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #430 “My Song Is Love Unknown”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Jeremiah 23:1-6
How does God show His love for his people? Who is the “David” who will demonstrate His love most of all?
Tuesday: Ephesians 2:11-22
Who are we alienated from? How has Christ overcome this and given us peace? Where do we see this unity?
Wednesday: Mark 6:30-44
How does Mark want us to see Jesus acting as the Good Shepherd here? With what bread is He still feeding us?
Thursday: Proverbs 31:10-31
What makes for an excellent wife? How might this also be true of Christ’s bride, the Church?
Friday: Acts 13:26-31
How important are eye witnesses to the resurrection? Why?
Saturday: John 20:1-2, 10-18
Mary Magdalene was the first witness of the resurrection. What message does Jesus have for her? What does He send her to do? Why?
The Catechism - The Creed: The First Article (part 1) – I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. What does this mean? I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. . . . (more next week!)
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the Lord to lead more people to our church to hear His Word and receive His gifts with us.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational financial secretary, Dave Fields.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church - Peru, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for the Lutheran Heritage 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!