For the Week of Pentecost 6 (July 21-26, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Deuteronomy 7:6b – “The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #594 “God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: John 20:1-2, 10-18
Commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene (Tuesday)
Tuesday: Mark 10:35-45
Commemoration of St. John the Elder (Friday).
Wednesday: Psalm 125
How is trust in the Lord described? Why?
Thursday: Deuteronomy 7:6-9
How are you described in these verses? Why? Is it because of who you are, or because of who God is?
Friday: Romans 8:28-39
What confidence and faith do these verses give you in the face of this world and life and its troubles?
Saturday: Matthew 13:44-52
How did God “buy” you to be His treasure?
The Catechism: Confession: What is Confession? Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ a good, safe, and beneficial Vacation Bible School this week.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational recording secretary, TJ Myers.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church – Synod of France, 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!