For the Week of Pentecost 5 (June 29 - July 4, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:10 - "For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #839 “O Christ, Our True and Only Light”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 123
We lift up our eyes to the Lord and ask for what? Why?
Tuesday: Jeremiah 28:5-9
God’s Word always is true and comes to pass. Is this good news or bad news? Why?
Wednesday: Matthew 10:34-42
By the measure in these verses, are you worthy of Jesus? Then how can you be His disciple and a child of God?
Thursday: Ezekiel 2:1-5
God sends His Word to transgressors and rebels! Why is this good news for us? What does it show us about God?
Friday: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Our strength or God’s strength – which is better? Why? Why don’t we rely more on God? What might He then do?
Saturday: Mark 6:1-13
Why do people take offense at Jesus, then and now? What do they miss? Who are the real offensive ones? Why?
The Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer: The Introduction: Our Father who art in heaven. What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ God’s blessing upon our Vacation Bible School this week.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our Church Technology Council.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay, 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!