For the Twenty-Fifth Week after Pentecost (November 12-17, 2018)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Hebrews 10:23 - “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #508 “The Day Is Surely Drawing Near”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 16
How does this psalm speak of Jesus’ resurrection? How is this a psalm of confidence for you?
Tuesday: Colossians 1:9-14
For what does Paul pray for the Colossian Christians? For you? What is the basis of his confidence to pray for this?
Wednesday: Matthew 9:18-26
How does this story show you what Jesus will do for us when He comes again? How is death like sleep for us?
Thursday: Daniel 12:1-3
Trouble, but deliverance! How?What promise is here for you?
Friday: Hebrews 10:11-25
How do these verses speak of Jesus and what He has done for you? How do we receive what Jesus has done for us?
Saturday: Mark 13:1-13
Will things get better or worse before the end? Why? What, then, is your hope?
The Catechism - The Lord’s Prayer: The Fourth Petition [part 2] – Give us this day our daily bread. What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the colleges of our synod, for faithfulness, steadfastness, and confidence in Christ.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregations Sunday School teachers.
+ the Lutheran Church in the Philippines, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Mill Neck Manor and Lutheran Friends of the Deaf.
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!