For the Week of Easter 6 (May 22-27, 2017)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: 1 Peter 5:6-7 - “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #462 “All the Earth with Joy Is Sounding”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Monday-Wednesday are the Scriptures for Wednesday’s Ascension Service. The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Acts 1:1-11
What promises were made to the apostles? Why did they need them?
Tuesday: Ephesians 1:15-23
What does Paul do for the Ephesian people? What things does he want them to know? How is Jesus able to do all that?
Wednesday: Luke 24:44-53
Why were the disciples joyful when Jesus ascended? Shouldn’t they be sad? What did it mean for them?
Thursday: Acts 1:12-26
What did the disciples and the women devote themselves to after Jesus ascended? Why? Is this true for you? Why?
Friday: 1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11
What should Christians expect in this life? Why? What should Christians then also expect after that!? Why?
Saturday: John 17:1-11
Who is Jesus praying for? Why? For what?
The Catechism - The Commandments: The Ninth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the Word of God to be proclaimed to all people everywhere.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Sunday School teachers.
+ the Lanka Lutheran Church (Sri Lanka), for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and provision for our Synod’s Soldiers 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!