For the Week of Pentecost 10 (July 25-30, 2016)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 100:5 - “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #782 “Gracious God, You Send Great Blessings”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 100
What has God done for us? What is our response? Why?
Tuesday: Acts 11:27 – 12:5
How does our fellowship as Christians help us in a world hostile to the truth and faith?
Wednesday: Mark 10:35-45
What is the path to greatness? How is this different than how the world thinks? How did Jesus exemplify this?
Thursday: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-26
How does focusing only on the things of this world and life bring despair? What hope does God provide for us?
Friday: Colossians 3:1-11
Have you been raised with Christ? When? How? So where is your life? What does that mean for how you live now?
Saturday: Luke 12:13-21
Why is covetousness so dangerous? Why is it also so meaningless?
The Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer: The Introduction: Our Father who art in heaven. What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ safety for all who must work and be outside in the dangerous heat.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance and strength for Pastor Douthwaite.
+ the Japan Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for our Synod’s Board for National Mission.
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!