For the Week Pentecost (May 20-25, 2013)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Acts 2:36 – “Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #822 “Alleluia! Let Praises Ring”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: John 3:16-21
What state was the world in? What did Jesus come to do? How did He do it?
Tuesday: John 10:1-10
What is the difference between thieves and Jesus? Why?
Wednesday: Psalm 8
Why is God’s name majestic? What has He done? Why has He done this?
Thursday: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
How do these verses speak of Jesus?
Friday: Acts 2:14a, 22-36
What does Peter want people to know most of all? Why?
Saturday: John 8:48-59
How does Jesus assert His relationship with the Father? Why is this important?
The Catechism: Confession: 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).
+ your neighbors, that they know their Saviour.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Church Technology Council.
+ the Ev. Lutheran Church of Paraguay, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Concordia Luth. Theo. Seminary, St. Catherines, Ontario.
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!