For the Week of Lent 5 (March 19-24, 2018)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: John 12:13b - “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!“
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #438 “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Monday-Tuesday are the Scriptures for Wednesday’s Lenten Vespers. The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Amos 4:6-13
How badly did God want His people back? What did He do? How is God working in your life to call you back to Him?
Tuesday: Luke 20:9-18
How patient and persistent is God? Why?
Wednesday: Zechariah 9:9-12
Why would God’s people rejoice? How would God come to them? What would He do?
Thursday: Philippians 2:5-11
Do you have this mind of Christ? Why not? Can we? How?
Friday: John 12:12-19
The people called Jesus their king – was He? Where? How? What kind of king would He be?
Saturday: Mark 14:1 – 15:47
The Passion according to St. Mark.
The Catechism - The Sacrament of the Altar: Who receives this Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ God to bless and protect all marriages.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational president, Peter Brondos.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for the Luther Academy.
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!