For the Week of Pentecost 15 (September 22-27, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Luke 10:20 - “Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #521 “Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Why is repentance so important? What’s the alternative?
Tuesday: Philippians 2:1-18
Why is humility important? What are its fruits? What is the opposite? What are its fruits?
Wednesday: Matthew 21:23-32
How does Jesus speak here of repentance? How does He try to get His opponents to see their need (twice!) and repent?
Thursday: Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3
How is the angel Michael portrayed? What does he do? How is this comforting to you?
Friday: Revelation 12:7-12
Michael fights and wins, but satan is cast to the earth! How now is satan conquered?
Saturday: Luke 10:17-20
What is true cause of a Christian’s rejoicing?
The Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar: How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things? Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking are the main thing in the Sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: “forgiveness of sins.”
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the leaders of our church body, for wisdom, strength, and faithfulness.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational treasurer, Carris Vondal.
+ the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for the Lutheran Haven.
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!