For the Week of Pentecost 2 (May 30 - June 4, 2016)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 30:4-5 - “Sing praises to the Lord . . . For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #615 “When in the Hour of Deepest Need”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Isaiah 11:1-5
These verses are a prophecy about Jesus. How do they describe Him? What will He do?
Tuesday: Luke 1:39-56
The Visitation: How did Elizabeth and her baby react at the presence and voice of Mary and her baby, Jesus? Why?
Wednesday: Psalm 30
How does this psalm give us confidence in the midst of trouble? From where does such confidence come?
Thursday: 1 Kings 17:17-24
What actions and words in these verses point us to Jesus and what He has done for us? How is Jesus’ work greater?
Friday: Galatians 1:11-24
How did God use Paul’s past for His own glory in the future?
Saturday: Luke 7:11-17
What did Jesus take from the dead man? What did He then give to Him? How does He do both of these things for you?
The Catechism: The Creed: The Second Article [Part 1]: And [I believe] in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge to living and the dead.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ us to meet many people at our church booth at Viva Vienna, and for God to bring many to our church.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational treasurer, Carris Vondal.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Lutheran Braille Workers.
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!