For the Week Lent 1 (March 2-7, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 - “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #824 “May God Bestow on Us His Grace”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Wednesday is the Scripture for Wednesday’s Lenten Vespers. The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 19
What can creation teach us about the Law and laws of God?
Tuesday: Luke 11:14-28
Why should we beware of demons and unclean spirits? But who is and what is more powerful than they?
Wednesday: 1 Peter 1:1-25
Christians in an Unchristian World: Unity.
Thursday: Exodus 20:1-17
When did God give these words to Israel? Why?
Friday: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Why did God choose a “foolish” cross to save the world? (Hint: see v. 29)
Saturday: John 2:13-22
Why was the temple important? Why then did Jesus do what He did? What was He trying to teach with this?
The Catechism: The Commandments: The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ an increase of faith, knowledge of God’s Word, and good works for all in our congregation.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational financial secretary, Dave Fields.
+ the Lanka Lutheran Church (Sri Lanka), for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and strength for our circuit visitor, Ron Jones.
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!