For the Week of Pentecost 19 (October 5-10, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 90:12 - “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #688 ““Come, Follow Me,” the Savior Spake”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 90:12-17
What is the psalmist asking for here? Why? When might this prayer be a good one for you to pray?
Tuesday: Deuteronomy 10:12-21
God loves, and so we love. Why is the order important? How do we love? What happens when we love the wrong things?
Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
What good news in there for you in these verses?
Thursday: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Is worldly wealth a sign of God’s approval? What is a better pursuit?
Friday: Hebrews 3:12-19
How does sin harden us toward God? How do the Church and our fellow Christians help us and we them?
Saturday: Mark 10:17-22
How unforgiving is the Law? How many things did the rich young man lack? How is the Gospel therefore better?
The Catechism: Holy Baptism: How can water do such great things? [Part 1] Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit . . .
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ safety and relief for all effected by the storms this week, and strength for those helping.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational vice president, Scott Killian.
+ the China Evangelical Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for our Synod’s Board for International Mission.
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!