For the Week of Pentecost 6 (June 27 - July 2, 2016)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Luke 10:20 - “Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #533 “Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Acts 15:1-21
What is necessary for salvation? But what do those who are saved do? Why?
Tuesday: Galatians 2:1-10
How do teaching and practice go together? Why are both important? How are both reflected in showing mercy?
Wednesday: Psalm 66:1-7
What are the awesome deeds that God has done for you?
Thursday: Isaiah 66:10-14
How is this prophecy of Isaiah fulfilled for us today?
Friday: Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18
What does it mean to “bear one another’s burdens?” How do we do that? How did Jesus do that for you?
Saturday: Luke 10:1-20
What should we rejoice in: earthly power or heavenly riches? Why? Why do we so often get it wrong?
The Catechism: The Creed: The Third Article [Part 1]: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ Pastor and our youth as they attend the Higher Things Conference in Nashville, TN this week.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Board of Evangelism.
+ the Lutheran Church of Togo, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Lutheran World Relief and Human Care.
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!