For the Week of Pentecost 6 (July 17-22, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 119:64 - “The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #644 “The Church’s One Foundation”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 119:57-64
Do these words describe you? Why or why not? Who do they describe? How can they be true for you?
Tuesday: Proverbs 31:10-31
What is true beauty? How is a godly wife described? What sets her apart? Why?
Wednesday: Matthew 5:20-26
How is your righteousness? Do you deserve to be in prison? How can you pay? Who has paid for you?
Thursday: Isaiah 44:6-8
What does it mean that God is the first and the last? Why can this help us not to fear – anything?
Friday: Romans 8:18-27
Creation is groaning under sin, we are groaning, the Spirit is groaning in prayer. How does the Spirit help us? Why?
Saturday: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Why is there evil in the world? Why is our Lord patient? What does this tell us about Him?
The Catechism - The Creed: The Second Article (part 2): And [I believe] in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary . . . What does this mean? I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord . . .
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ God’s blessing upon George and Sara as they begin their married life together.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational financial secretary, Dave Fields.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our Synodical President, Matthew Harrison.
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!