For the Week of Pentecost 11 (August 21-26, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Matthew 16:19 - “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #645 “Built on the Rock”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 138
What reasons does the psalmist give to thank the Lord? Why are these true for all people of all time?
Tuesday: Proverbs 3:1-8
What should we turn towards? What should we turn away from? Why? Is this hard or easy? Why?
Wednesday: John 1:43-51
Why was Nathanael skeptical of Jesus? Is this still true today? What is the answer to those who object?
Thursday: Isaiah 51:1-6
How has God’s righteousness drawn near to you? How do we pursue it? How can we receive it [Him!]?
Friday: Romans 11:33 – 12:8
How are God and His ways different than what we usually think? Why is this good?
Saturday: Matthew 16:13-20
Why is Jesus’ question important? What depends on it and is connected to it?
The Catechism - The Creed: The Third Article (part 3): I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. . . . What does this mean? I believe that . . . on the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ safety from false teaching and God’s blessing as our children return to school.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Commission on Mercy.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for Concordia Luth. Theo. Seminary, St. Catherines, ON. Canada.
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!