For the Week of Epiphany 7 (February 20-25, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: 2 Peter 1:19a - “We have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #415 “Jesus on the Mountain Peak”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 2:6-12
Who are blessed? Who are not? What makes the difference?
Tuesday: Exodus 3:1-14
What is God’s Name? What does this tell us about Him? Why is that important?
Wednesday: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
How are Moses’ and Jesus’ deaths alike? How are they different? Was Moses a failure? Was Jesus? Why?
Thursday: Exodus 24:8-18
After how many days did Moses enter the presence of the Lord? Did you think that significant? What does it mean?
Friday: 2 Peter 1:16-21
What is “more sure” than our experience? Why?
Saturday: Matthew 17:1-9
What happened to Jesus? Why didn’t He stay like that?
The Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar: Who receives this Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the poor, hungry, and homeless, that God would provide for them and use us as we are able to help.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Board of Evangelism.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for Pastor Douthwaite in his service as Circuit Visitor.
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!