For the Week of Pentecost 20 (October 27 - November 1, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: 1 John 3:1a - “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #676 “Behold a Host Arrayed in White”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Micah 3:5-12
What do false prophets do? What do true prophets do? Why?
Tuesday: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
What does Paul say is the will of God? Why?
Wednesday: Matthew 23:1-12
What is the problem with self-exaltation? What is the answer? How do you do this?
Thursday: Revelation 7:2-17
Does God know all His own and how many they are? How does this appear to us? What has God done for us?
Friday: 1 John 3:1-3
What are you? Do you appear so? Why or why not? When shall that be revealed?
Saturday: Matthew 5:1-12
Who is blessed? Why? Do these seem blessed? How do you know they are?
The Catechism: Table of Duties: To Bishops, Pastors, and Preachers: He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it (Titus 1:9). See also 1 Timothy 3:2-4, 6.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ good and fair elections, and God’s blessing upon those who will be elected to lead us and our nation.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Sunday School teachers.
+ the Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.
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!