For the Week of Easter 7 (May 29 - June 3, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 25:4-5 - “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #497 “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 25:1-15
How does the Lord teach and instruct His people? Why is this psalm chosen for the Feast of Pentecost?
Tuesday: Exodus 19:1-9
Why was Israel God’s “treasured possession?” What had He done for them? Who would come from them?
Wednesday: Romans 8:12-17
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit? Are there other “spirits” that people live by? How do you live?
Thursday: Numbers 11:24-30
How did God fulfill Moses’ wish (v.29) on Pentecost? What happened when the Spirit came? Why did they stop?
Friday: Acts 2:1-21
What signs accompanied the coming of the Holy Spirit? Why? What did the Spirit cause Peter and the eleven to do? Why?
Saturday: John 7:37-39
What kind of thirst is Jesus talking about here? How does the Holy Spirit fulfill this thirst in you?
The Catechism - The Commandments: The Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor’s wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the Lord to build His Church and bring people to our church to hear His Word and receive His gifts.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Commission on Mercy.
+ the Lutheran Church of Australia, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for our Synod’s Veterans of the Cross assistance program.
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!