For the Week of Lent 1 (March 10-15, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Romans 4:8 – “Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #571 “God Loved the World So That He Gave”
Hymns for Wednesday:
Readings for the Week: [The reading for Wednesday is the Servant Song from Isaiah for Wednesday’s Vespers Service. The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 121
Where do you look for help? Why? Who is your true help in every need? Why?
Tuesday: Matthew 15:21-28
Why did this woman come to Jesus? Why do we? Does Jesus want to answer our prayers? What can we learn here?
Wednesday: Isaiah 42:1-9
What is God’s servant going to do? How? What will this look like? What will be the result?
Thursday: Genesis 12:1-9
What did God promise Abram? How did Abram show his faith in the promise? Was this hard or easy? Why?
Friday: Romans 4:1-8, 13-17
Why does God’s promise depend on faith and not works?
Saturday: John 3:1-17
What could Nicodemus not understand? What did he need to learn? What do we too need to know about Jesus?
The Catechism: The Creed: The Third Article [part 2] – I believe in the Holy Spirit . . . What does this mean? I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. . . .
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ steadfastness in prayer for you and all Christians.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance, for our congregation’s Sunday School teachers.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance 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!