For the Week of Pentecost 3 (June 26 - July 1, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Matthew 16:15-16 - “[Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.””
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #685 “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 119:153-160
How does the Word of God structure and define a Christian’s life and outlook?
Tuesday: Galatians 2:1-10
Why did Paul go to Jerusalem? What happened there? How was the Gospel spread? What fellowship did they have?
Wednesday: Matthew 16:13-19
Why is Peter’s confession of Christ the most important thing a Christian can say and the foundation of the church?
Thursday: Jeremiah 28:5-9
Read this whole chapter. How were Jeremiah and Hananiah prophesying different things? Which came true? Why?
Friday: Romans 7:1-13
How have we been set free from the law? So who do we now live under and serve? Why?
Saturday: Matthew 10:34-42
Are you worthy of Christ? How then can you claim to be a Christian? What is your hope?
The Catechism - The Creed: The First Article (part 2): I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. What does this mean? . . . He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. . . .
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ God’s blessing on our Vacation Bible School this week.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational president, Peter Brondos.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church – Synod of France, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for the Lutheran Haven.
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!