For the Week of Easter 7 (May 18-23, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: John 16:7 - [Jesus said:]“I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #497 “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Joel 3:1-5
What is the Lord doing? Why? For who? When will this be? Is there a warning here for you?
Tuesday: Romans 8:12-17
What has the Spirit of God done for you? What does that mean for your life?
Wednesday: John 14:15-21
What is the “great banquet” Jesus is speaking of? How does the Spirit call us to it? What is the response of some? Why?
Thursday: Ezekiel 37:1-14
How does God give life? How is this true today?
Friday: Acts 2:1-21
What is the first thing Peter and the others do after the Holy Spirit comes upon them? Why? What does this tell us?
Saturday: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
What is the work of the Holy Spirit? How does He do this work?
The Catechism: The Creed: The Second Article (Part 2): And [I believe] in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord . . . What does this mean? I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord . . .
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ help, strength, and comfort for those effected by the recent tornadoes in the Midwest.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational financial secretary, Dave Fields.
+ the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for the Luther Academy.
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!