For the Week of Pentecost 12 (September 1-6, 2014)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Matthew 18:20 - “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #526 “You Are the Way; through You Alone”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Ephesians 2:1-10
What were you? What are you now? Why? What does that mean for your life now?
Tuesday: Luke 18:9-14
How does pride block the gift of God? What is the remedy for this? How is God working in you?
Wednesday: Psalm 32:1-7
Who is blessed? Why? Blessed with what?
Thursday: Ezekiel 33:7-9
How seriously does God take sin? Why? What had He done to rescue you from sin?
Friday: Romans 13:1-10
Why and how does love fulfill the Law?
Saturday: Matthew 18:1-20
What does true greatness in the kingdom of God look like? Why? From where, then, does this greatness come?
The Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar: What is the Sacrament of the Altar? [Part 1] It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and drink.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ our children returning to school this week.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and strength for Pastor Douthwaite.
+ the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for our Synod’s Board for National Mission.
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!