For the Week of Pentecost 7 (July 28 - August 2, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 136:1b – “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #642 “O Living Bread from Heaven”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Exodus 20:1-17
Who is the God who gives these words (v.2)? Why is this important?
Tuesday: Matthew 5:20-26
How can your righteousness exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees? Where is your hope?
Wednesday: Psalm 136:1-9
How does creation show us the steadfast love of the Lord?
Thursday: Isaiah 55:1-5
What mistake do we often make with our lives and money? Why? Where do we get what we need?
Friday: Romans 9:1-5
Why was Paul in sorrow and anguish for his people? What had God given them? But what had they done?
Saturday: Matthew 14:13-21
How does Jesus feed the multitude? How does He feed the multitudes still today in the same way?
The Catechism: Confession: What sins should we confess? Before God we should plead guilty of all sins, even those we are not aware of, as we do in the Lord’s Prayer; but before the pastor we should confess only those sins which we know and feel in our hearts.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ wisdom for our national leaders, to lead in the midst of many crises and dangers.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Board of Elders.
+ the Independent Evangelical - Lutheran Church (Germany), for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for Higher Things.
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!