For the Week of Easter 4 (April 27 - May 2, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: John 15:5 - “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #633 “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: James 1:16-21
What is the chief gift our Father has given us, that gives life and saves us?
Tuesday: John 13:31-35
How did Jesus show His love for us? How was this His glory? How can you show this same love for others?
Wednesday: Psalm 150
This final psalm is all about what? Why is this fitting for the last psalm? Where will this finally and fully take place?
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40
How is Jesus the key to understanding all the Scriptures and to life itself?
Friday: 1 John 4:1-11
How do we know what love is? What does the world say love is? How is this different from the love God showed us?
Saturday: John 15:1-8
How do you remain in Jesus? How do you receive life from Him?
The Catechism: The Creed: The First Article (Part 2): I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. What does this mean? . . . He also gives me clothing and shows, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all that I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. . . .
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ safe travel for Dr. Just and for our Good Shepherd Seminar on Saturday.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational president Pete Brondos.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for Lutherans for Life.
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!