Monday, April 17, 2017

The Congregation at Prayer

For the Week of the Resurrection of Our Lord (April 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: John 20:29b - “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Hymn of the Week:  Lutheran Service Book #470 “O Sons and Daughters of the King”
Hymns for Sunday: 458, 470, 628, 472 (tune: 426), 490, TLH 202

Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]

Monday:  Exodus 15:1-8
What enemies has God saved you from? With what water?!

Tuesday:  Daniel 3:8-28
What fiery furnace has Jesus, the Son of God, saved you from? Did He go there for you, too? When?

Wednesday:  Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Were those who put Jesus to death condemned? Why not? What comfort does this give you?

Thursday:  Acts 5:29-42
What filled the apostles with such confidence? How is this same confidence yours as well?

Friday:  1 Peter 1:3-9
How is your inheritance described? But what do you have now? Why? What are we promised in the end?

Saturday:  John 20:19-31
The disciples (and Thomas!) received the peace of Jesus. What does that mean? How do you receive it?

The Catechism - The Commandments: The Fourth Commandment: Honor your father and your mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents or other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them.

The Prayers:  Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ our college students as they finish up their classes for the semester.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational treasurer, Carris Vondal.
+ the India Evangelical Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for Lutheran 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!

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