For the Last Week of Church Year (November 24-29, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Mark 11:9b-10 - “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #332 “Savior of the Nations, Come”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Deuteronomy 8:1-10
Why do we need to be reminded to remember and be thankful? Why do we tend to take so much for granted?
Tuesday: 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Why should we pray for all people, especially our rulers? How much of a blessing are good and faithful rulers?
Wednesday: Luke 17:11-19
How do faith and thanksgiving go together? Why?
Thursday: Isaiah 64:1-9Isaiah prays for the Lord to come and save them. How did He? How does He still today?
Friday: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
How does our Lord provide for us and sustain us as we await His coming again?
Saturday: Mark 11:1-10
What did the crowds shout as Jesus entered Jerusalem? How did Jesus fulfill their words?
The Catechism: Table of Duties: To Husbands: Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers (1 Peter 3:7). See also Colossians 3:19.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ mercy for those in need: the homeless, refugees, outcasts, and immigrants.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational president, Peter Brondos.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for Lutheran Braille Workers.
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!