For the Week of Pentecost 20 (October 23-28, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Romans 3:28 - “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #656 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 46
Why is being still and letting God be God so hard? What happens when we do? What happens when we don’t?
Tuesday: Matthew 22:34-46
Love God, love your neighbor. How did Jesus embody both of these as the Christ?
Wednesday: Matthew 11:12-19
How is the kingdom of God out of step with the world? Why?
Thursday: Revelation 14:6-7
Who is the Gospel for? If judgment is coming, what should we do? Why? How?
Friday: Romans 3:19-28
How is faith different than works? How does the Law help us keep these separate?
Saturday: John 8:31-36
How are you a slave to sin? What does that mean? How can you be set free from this tyranny?
The Catechism - The Lord Prayer: The Fourth Petition [part 2]: 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).
+ all children, that they honor, serve, obey, love, and cherish their parents and families.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Board of Elders.
+ the Lutheran Church - Canada, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for our Synod’s Soldiers of the Cross 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!