For the Week of Pentecost 10 (August 18-23, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 121:7-8 - “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #583 “God Has Spoken by His Prophets”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Isaiah 51:1-6
What comfort does God give you in these words?
Tuesday: Romans 11:33 – 12:8
Why are God and His ways so far beyond our understanding? What does this mean for you, now, in this life?
Wednesday: Psalm 121
List all the promises of God for you in this psalm!
Thursday: Proverbs 3:1-8
Why is v. 5 so hard to do? Is it even possible for us? What (or Who!) then is your hope?
Friday: 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
What is the “treasure” Paul speaks of in v. 7? What power does this treasure provide for you?
Saturday: Luke 22:24-30
What we earn and deserve versus what is given us from above – which is greater? Why?
The Catechism: Where is this [the Office of the Keys] written? This is what St. John the Evangelist writes in chapter twenty: “The Lord Jesus breathed on His disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” John 20:22-23
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ Christians under severe persecution, those trapped in war torn countries, and for all refugees driven from their homes, for God’s mercy, care, and provision in both body and soul.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Commission on Mercy.
+ the Portuguese Evangelical Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society.
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!