For Holy Week (March 30 - April 4, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Isaiah 53:5 – “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #450 “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
Hymns for Thursday: 445, 617, 450
Hymns for Friday Evening: 434, 451, 439, 708 (v. 3)
Hymns for Easter Vigil: 478, 487
Hymns for Sunday: 465, 461, 633, 475, 490, 457
Readings for the Week:
Monday: Matthew 26:1 to 27:66
The Passion according to St. Matthew.
Tuesday: Mark 14:1 to 15:47
The Passion according to St. Mark.
Wednesday: Luke 22:1 to 23:56
The Passion according to St. Luke.
Thursday: John 18:1 to 19:42
The Passion according to St. John.
Friday: Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12
How does Isaiah tell the story of Jesus’ crucifixion?
Saturday: Daniel 3:1-30
How does this story point us to the work of Jesus for us?
The Catechism: The Commandments: The Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor’s wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ God’s blessing upon you and all in our congregation in our meditations this Holy Week.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Sunday School teachers.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for The Lutheran Heritage Foundation.
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!