For the Week Easter 7 (May 13-18, 2013)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Acts 2:21 – “And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #497 “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord”
Hymns for Sunday: 498, 497, 622, 496, 503, 940
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 143
How are these words Jesus’ words? Pray this psalm for yourself now as well.
Tuesday: Numbers 11:24-30
How is this event a foreshadowing of Pentecost?
Wednesday: Ezekiel 37:1-14
How does God give life to the dry bones? What does He use? Has He done this before? Where? What about now?
Thursday: Genesis 11:1-9
What were the people trying to do? Why? How and why was this counter to God’s way of working?
Friday: Acts 2:1-21
What did Peter and the eleven do after the Spirit came? What does this teach about the Holy Spirit and His work?
Saturday: John 14:23-31
What does it mean to “keep” the Word of God? Is it to obey, or more than that? Why? What then happens?!
The Catechism: Confession: What is the Office of the Keys? The Office of the Keys is that special authority which Christ has given to His Church on earth to forgive the sins of repentant sinners, but to withhold forgiveness from the unrepentant as long as they do not repent.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the Word of God to dwell in you richly.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Commission on Mercy.
+ the Lutheran Synod of Mexico, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.
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!