For the Week of Epiphany 4 (February 1-6, 2016)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 99:9 - “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #413 “O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 99
What was the “holy mountain” of the Lord the psalmist speaks of? Where is it now for us today?
Tuesday: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Why did Elisha not want to leave Elijah? How did the Lord give him something even better?
Wednesday: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Peter saw the majesty of God! But what does he say is “more sure” than that? Why? Why is that good news for us?
Thursday: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
What promised land could Moses not enter? Why? What promised land did Moses enter when he died? Why?
Friday: Hebrews 3:1-6
Why is Jesus’ glory greater than Moses’? Therefore where is our hope – Moses (the Law) or Jesus (the Gospel)?
Saturday: Luke 9:28-36
What were Jesus, Moses, and Elijah talking about? How is this connected with Jesus’ glory?
The Catechism: Daily Prayers: Asking a Blessing at Meals – The eyes of all look to you, [O Lord,] and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. Then shall be said the Lord’s Prayer and the following: Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Your gifts which we receive from Your bountiful goodness, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ those who are homeless, that they would have shelter and provision in the cold weather.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our Sunday School teachers.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for the Lutheran 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!