For the Week of Easter 5 (May 20-25, 2019)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: John 16:24b - “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #556 “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 67
How does God bless you? Why? How does God’s blessing result in praise? What does it mean to praise of God?
Tuesday: James 1:22-27
Why do hearers of the Word become doers of the Word? What is at work in us through the Word of God?
Wednesday: John 5:1-9
How was Jesus the pool that healed the man? How is Jesus this pool for us? Where?
Thursday: Acts 16:9-15
How was the Spirit working in the early church? How is the Spirit working in this way still today?
Friday: Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27
What splendor awaits God’s people, Christ’s Bride? Why?
Saturday: John 16:23-33
Jesus comes and speaks that we may have peace. What kind of peace? How do we get it? How is prayer a part of that?
The Catechism - The Ten Commandments: The Third Commandment – Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ a good and safe Memorial Day weekend for all.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Commission on Mercy.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN.
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!