For the Week of Pentecost 9 (July 27 - August 1, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: John 6:35 - ”Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #642 “O Living Bread from Heaven”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 145:10-21
What are the praiseworthy works of the Lord in this psalm? Give thanks for them and pray for those in need of them.
Tuesday: Romans 8:28-39
Things in our lives don’t always look good. How do we know God is using them for good? What teaches us this?
Wednesday: Mark 10:35-45
Commemoration of St. James the Elder, Apostle.
Thursday: Exodus 16:2-15
How does God respond to the people’s grumbling? Is this not remarkable? What does God give you? Where? How?
Friday: Ephesians 4:1-16
We have unity and oneness in Christ. What threatens this unity we have been given? How is God preserving it?
Saturday: John 6:22-35
Did the crowds want Jesus or what Jesus gives? What about you? How did Jesus come to give you Himself?
The Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer: The Third Petition (Part 1): Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the Deaconesses of our Synod, for their work of mercy and care.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational treasurer, Carris Vondal.
+ the Lutheran Church - Canada, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.
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!