For the Week of Pentecost 15 (September 17-23, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Luke 10:20 - “Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #522 “Lord God, to Thee We Give All Praise”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 91
Is this psalm true? If so, why do bad things happen to Christians? What is God talking about here?
Tuesday: Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30
Paul was in prison. Why was he joyful? What was his confidence? How can we have that same faith?
Wednesday: Matthew 20:1-16
How do we often see things differently than God? Why? How can we begin to see like Him? What is the key?
Thursday: Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3
There will be trouble, but God promises to deliver His own. What confidence does that give you?
Friday: Revelation 12:7-12
The angels fight for us, but how is our victory finally won? What power do we have to overcome satan?
Saturday: Luke 10:17-20
In what are we to rejoice? Do you? Why or why not?
The Catechism - The Lord Prayer: The Second Petition [part 1]: Thy kingdom come. What does this mean? The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ repairs to our church to be done soon.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational president, Peter Brondos.
+ the Lutheran Church of Mexico, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for Lutheran 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!