September 16-22, 2018

WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION

Read Psalm 30

Readings for the Week
Sunday: 2 Chronicles 35:1-7, 16-25; Colossians 3:1-25

Monday: 2 Chronicles 36:1-23; Colossians 4:1-18

Tuesday: Nehemiah 1:1—2:10; 1 Timothy 1:1-20

 Wednesday: Nehemiah 2:11-20, 4:1-6; 1 Timothy 2:1-15

 Thursday: Nehemiah 4:7-23; 1 Timothy 3:1-16

 Friday: Nehemiah 5:1-16; 6:1-9, 15-16; 1 Timothy 4:1-16

 Saturday: Nehemiah 7:1-4; 8:1-18; 1 Timothy 5:1-16

 

Bible Verse for Memorizing 
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: 
Third Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.

Prayers
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer

Collect for the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday:        
God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday:        Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday:        Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday:   Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday:      The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday:          The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday:      Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection

In Our Prayers This Week
For our pastors. For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Maria Bartee, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Emory Wilt, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler, Rev. Larry Ziegler.  Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille.  Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers.  Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president.  For all women with child: especially Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, and Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.   

Lord’s Prayer

Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Hymn of the Week: 552 - O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life, sts. 1, 7-8, 4


 

September 9-15, 2018

WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION

Read Psalm 146

Readings for the Week
Sunday: 2 Kings 6:1-23; Philippians 1:21—2:11
Monday: 2 Kings 9:1-13; 10:18-29; Philippians 2:12-30
Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 29:1-24; Philippians 3:1-21
Wednesday: 2 Chronicles 31:1-21; Philippians 4:1-23
Thursday: 2 Chronicles 32:1-22; Colossians 1:1-23
Friday: 2 Chronicles 33:1-25; Colossians 1:24—2:7
Saturday: 2 Chronicles 34:1-4, 8-11, 14-33; Colossians 2:8-23

Bible Verse for Memorizing 
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." (Revelation 21:3-5)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: 
Second Commandment: You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

Prayers
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer

Collect for the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday:        
God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday:        Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday:        Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday:   Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday:      The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday:          The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday:      Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection

In Our Prayers This Week
For our pastors. For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Maria Bartee, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Emory Wilt, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler.  Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille.  Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers.  Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president.  For all women with child: especially Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, and Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.   

 Lord’s Prayer

 Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Hymn of the Week: 736 - Consider How the Birds Above

 

September 2-8, 2018

WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION

Read Psalm 119:9-16

Readings for the Week

Sunday: 2 Chronicles 35:1-7;16-25 ;Colossians 3:1-25
Monday: 2 Chronicles 36:1-23; Colossians 4:1-18
Tuesday: Nehemiah 1:1—2:10; 1 Timothy 1:1-20
Wednesday: Nehemiah 2:11-20, 4:1-6; 1 Timothy 2:1-15
Thursday: Nehemiah 4:7-23; 1 Timothy 3:1-16
Friday: Nehemiah 5:1-16; 6:1-9, 15-16; 1 Timothy 4:1-16
Saturday: Nehemiah 7:1-4; 8:1-18; 1 Timothy 5:1-16

Bible Verse for Memorizing 
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39 ESV)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: 
First Commandment: You shall have no other gods.
What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

Prayers
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer

Collect for the Week
O Lord, keep Your Church with Your perpetual mercy; and because of our frailty we cannot but fall, keep us ever by Your help from all things hurtful and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday:        
God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday:        Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday:        Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday:   Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday:      The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday:          The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday:      Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection

In Our Prayers This Week
For our pastors. For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Peter Westcott, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler.  Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille.  Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers.  Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president.  For all women with child: especially Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Rachel Preus, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.   

 Lord’s Prayer

 Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

Hymn of the Week: 544 - O Love, How Deep

 

August 26-September 1, 2018

WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION

Read Psalm 32

Readings for the Week
Sunday: 1 Kings 8:22-30, 46-63; 2 Corinthians 4:1-18
Monday: 2 Kings 9:1-13; 10:18-29; Philippians 2:12-30
Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 29:1-24; Philippians 3:1-21
Wednesday: 2 Chronicles 31:1-21; Philippians 4:1-23
Thursday: 2 Chronicles 32:1-22; Colossians 1:1-23
Friday: 2 Chronicles 33:1-25; Colossians 1:24—2:7
Saturday: 2 Chronicles 34: 1-4,8-11; Colossians 2:8-23

Bible Verse for Memorizing 
Blessèd is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (Psalm 32:1)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: What is Confession?
Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven.

Prayers
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer

Collect for the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday:        
God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday:        Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday:        Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday:   Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday:      The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday:          The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday:      Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection

In Our Prayers This Week
For our pastors. For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Maria Bartee, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Peter Westcott, Emory Wilt, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler.  Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille.  Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers.  Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president.  For all women with child: especially Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, and Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.   

 Lord’s Prayer

 Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

Hymn of the Week: 608 - Lord, to You I Make Confession

August 19-25, 2018

WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION

Read Psalm 146

Readings for the Week
Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:1-27; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Monday: 2 Samuel 12:1-25; 1 Corinthians 12:1-13
Tuesday: 1 Kings 2:1-27; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Wednesday: 1 Kings 3:1-15; 2 Corinthians 1:1-22
Thursday: 1 Kings 5:1-18; 2 Corinthians 1:23—2:17
Friday: 1 Kings 7:51—8:21; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18
Saturday: 1 Kings 8:22-30, 46-63; 2 Corinthians 4:1-18

Bible Verse for Memorizing 
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: The Lord’s Prayer, First Petition
Hallowed be Thy name.
What does this mean? God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.
How is God’s name kept holy? God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!

Prayers
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer

Collect for the Week
Almighty and merciful God, by Your gift alone Your faithful people render true and laudable service. Help us steadfastly to live in this life according to Your promises and finally attain Your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday:        
God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday:        Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday:        Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday:   Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday:      The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday:          The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday:      Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection

In Our Prayers This Week
For Sherry Quaresma, recovering from surgery. For Shawn and Molly (Leithart) Barnett, newly married. For our pastors. For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Maria Bartee, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Peter Westcott, Emory Wilt, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Tim German, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler.  Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille.  Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers.  Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president.  For all women with child: especially Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, and Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.   

 Lord’s Prayer

 Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

Hymn of the Week: 756 - Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me

August 12-18, 2018

WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION

Read Psalm 50

Readings for the Week
Sunday: 1 Samuel 28:3-25; 1 Corinthians 6:1-20
Monday: 1 Samuel 31:1-13; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
Tuesday: 2 Samuel 1:1-27; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Wednesday: 2 Samuel 5:1-25; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Thursday: 2 Samuel 6:1-19; 1 Corinthians 9:1-23
Friday: 2 Samuel 7:1-17; 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:22
Saturday: 2 Samuel 7:18-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

Bible Verse for Memorizing 
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: Baptism, Part III
How can water do such great things?
Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three: “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying.” (Titus 3:5–8)

Prayers
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer

Collect for the Week
O God, You declare Your almighty power above all in showing mercy and pity. Mercifully grant us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday:        
God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday:        Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday:        Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday:   Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday:      The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday:          The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday:      Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection

In Our Prayers This Week
For Pamela Carlton, mourning the death of her mother. For our school and teachers.  For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Maria Bartee, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Peter Westcott, Emory Wilt, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Tim German, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler.  Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille.  Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers.  Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president.  For all women with child: especially Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, and Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.   

 Lord’s Prayer

 Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

Hymn of the Week: 571 - God Loved the World So That He Gave


 

Aug 5-11, 2018

Weekly Readings & Prayers for Meditation

Read Psalm 92

Readings for the Week
Sunday: 1 Samuel 19:1-24; Act 28:1-5
Monday: 1 Samuel 20:1-23; Acts 28:16-31
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 20:24-42; 1 Corinthians 1:1-25
Wednesday: 1 Samuel 24:1-22; 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:16
Thursday: 1 Samuel 25:1-22; 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Friday: 1 Samuel 25:23-44; 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
Saturday: 1 Samuel 26:1-25; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

Bible Verse for Memorizing
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: The Ten Commandments
What does God say about all these commandments?
He says: “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” (Exodus 20:5–6)
What does this mean?
God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.

Prayers
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer

Collect for the Week
O God, You declare Your almighty power above all in showing mercy and pity. Mercifully grant us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday:        
God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday:        Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday:        Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday:   Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday:      The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday:          The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday:      Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection

In Our Prayers This Week
For the Lutz family and all who mourn the death of Herman Lutz. For our school and teachers.  For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Maria Bartee, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Peter Westcott, Emory Wilt, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Tim German, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Lyle Schultz, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler.  Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille.  Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers.  Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president.  For all women with child: especially Mayu DeWitt, Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, and Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.   

 Lord’s Prayer

 Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

Hymn of the Week: 745 - In God, My Faithful God