For the Week of Pentecost 16 (September 29 - October 4, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 80:7 - “Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #544 “O Love, How Deep”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Proverbs 4:10-23
What is the cause of the difference between the righteous and the wicked? Why?
Tuesday: Galatians 5:25 – 6:10
What “good” are we to do for others? How?
Wednesday: Psalm 80:7-19
Why do we need restoring? From what? How does God give us the life that we need?
Thursday: Isaiah 5:1-7
Describe the Lord’s vineyard. What was it like? What happened to it? What does this mean for us?
Friday: Philippians 3:4b-14
What is the most important thing for Paul? Why? What does he call everything else?
Saturday: Matthew 21:33-46
Compare the goodness of the master with the depravity of the tenants! Why did the tenants act as they did?
The Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar: Who receives this Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ the people in the neighborhood around our church, they we may serve them in body and soul.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregational financial secretary, Dave Fields.
+ the Lutheran Church of Guatemala, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and strength for our synodical president, Matthew Harrison.
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!