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Below you will find periodic messages from Pastor Quinn. 

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Daily Meditation and Prayer

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Daily Meditation and Prayer

I. Begin:  “In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.”

 

II. Confess:  The Apostles Creed

 

III. Pray the Psalm of the Week:  Psalm 118:19-29

 

IV. Meditate on God’s Word

 

Bible Stories for the Family

Monday

Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Luke 23:1-12

Tuesday

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified – Luke 23:13-25

Wednesday

The Crucifixion – Luke 23:26-38

Thursday

The Death of Jesus – Luke 23:29-49

Friday

Jesus Is Buried – Luke 23:50-56

Saturday

Preparation for Next Sunday’s Service

Sunday

Attend Divine Service

 

V. Read from Devotional Materials (like Portals of Prayer).

 

VI. Study the Catechism:  THE APOSTLES’ CREED: The Third Article and 2nd and 3rd Paragraphs of the Meaning

 

VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  Most merciful God, as the people of Jerusalem, with palms in their hands, gathered to greet Your dearly beloved Son when He came into His Holy City, grant that we may ever hail Him as our King and, when He comes again, may go forth to meet Him with trusting and steadfast hearts and follow Him in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.  Amen. 

            B. Daily Prayers:  Monday: Thanksgiving for our baptism, our calling, and daily work.  Tuesday: Facing conflict and temptation, for faithfulness and courage.  Wednesday: Life in the world, our families, our government.  Thursday: Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Supper, for the church and her pastors, teachers, and other workers.  Friday: Thanksgiving for the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and for those who suffer.  Saturday: Prayers of preparation for the Divine Service the following day.

            C. Special Intercessions, the Lord’s Prayer, Morning or Evening Prayer from the Catechism

 

VIII. Say the Ten Commandments

 

IX. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week:  LSB 543, What Wondrous Love Is This

 

X. Close:  To Him who has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.  The Lord Almighty order our days and our deeds are in His + peace. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation for Next Sunday’s Service

April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON – Isaiah 65:17-25

1. What will the LORD create?

2. What is the reaction to be to this?

 

PSALMODY – Psalm 16

            1. What do we have because of Jesus according to verse 6?

2. Where will there be fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore?

 

SECOND READING – 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

1. In what man do all die? 

2. In what Man are all made alive?

 

GOSPEL – Luke 24:1-12

1. What message of Jesus did the angels repeat to the women?   

2. What was the first response by the women (which would later change a great deal!) to the events of the first Easter?

 

Divine Service:  Hymn Service

Theme:  The Lord Is Risen

Opening Hymn:  LSB 457, Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (1-3)

Hymn of Praise:  LSB 457, Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (4)

Sermon Hymn:  LSB 478, The Day of Resurrection (1-3)

Sanctus:  LSB 465, Now All the Vaults of Heaven Resound (1, 4)

Agnus Dei:  LSB 550, Lamb of God (refrain only)

Communion:

LSB 466, Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia

“In Christ Alone”

“I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

Closing Hymn: LSB 474, Alleluia, Jesus Is Risen

 

Christ’s Resurrection Is the Firstfruits of the New Creation

 

The Lord has promised to create new heavens and a new earth (Is. 65:17), in which His people shall abide in peace and joy. That new creation has begun in the bodily resurrection of Christ Jesus. All the baptized belong to that new creation. Reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, they are the offspring of the blessed of the Lord (Is. 65:23). The Lord rejoices and is glad in them; He hears and answers their prayers. For if in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied (1 Cor. 15:19). But Christ Jesus has been raised, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep (1 Cor. 15:20). We may be perplexed about this (Luke 24:4), perhaps even frightened and brought to our knees, because it seems like an “idle tale” (Luke 24:11). But faith clings to the Word of Christ and finds His resurrected body — not in the tomb, but in His Holy Supper.

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