For the Week of Epiphany 3 (January 26-31, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed.
Verse: Psalm 111:10 - “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #842 “Son of God, Eternal Savior”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Titus 1:1-9
Who was Titus? What was he to do? Why?
Tuesday: Acts 20:28-35
What does Paul tell the Ephesian pastors to do? How was he himself an example for them?
Wednesday: Psalm 111
What are all the reasons the psalmist provides to give thanks to the Lord?! Think about all that today.
Thursday: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Who is this prophet like – but greater than – Moses, who would speak a greater word than Moses?
Friday: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
What is greater: knowledge or love? Why? What does love do? Who is love for?
Saturday: Mark 1:21-28
How does Jesus amaze the people? What does this tell us about Jesus and what He has come to do?
The Catechism: The Commandments: The First Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ those who govern us, for wisdom, integrity, and courage, to serve for the good of all people.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Church Technology Council.
+ the India Evangelical Lutheran Church, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, and provision for the Synod’s Board for International Missions.
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!