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From the Pastor

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 1

 

IV. Meditate on God’s Word

 

Bible Stories for the Family

Monday

Blessing and Woe – Luke 6:17-26

Tuesday

Love Your Enemies – Luke 6:27-38

Wednesday

A Disciple and His Teacher – Luke 6:39-49

Thursday

Jesus Heals a Centurian’s Servant – Luke 7:1-10

Friday

Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son – Luke 7:11-17

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 First Article and 3rd Paragraph of Meaning

 

VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  O Lord, graciously hear the prayers of Your people that we who justly suffer the consequence of our sin may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness to the glory of Your name; through 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 461, I Know that My Redeemer Lives

 

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

February 24, 2019

The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON – Genesis 45:3-15

1. How is Joseph’s faith seen in his treatment of his brothers after what they had done to him?

2. In what ways can we follow his example?

 

PSALMODY – Psalm 103:1-13

            1. What benefits of the Lord to us are named?

                2. How complete is His forgiveness to us?

 

SECOND READING – 1 Corinthians 15:21-26, 30-42

1. What is the last enemy to be defeated?

2. What is the difference between the body that is sown and the body that is raised?

 

GOSPEL – Luke 6:27-38

1. How are we to treat our enemies?

2. What is to be the measure of our mercy?

 

Divine Service:  Setting with Peterson Canticles

Theme:  Giving Love

Opening Hymn:  LSB 782, Gracious God, You Send Great Blessings

Sermon Hymn: LSB 692, Praise to You and Adoration

Communion:

“Bless the Lord O My Soul”

“My Jesus I Love You”

“They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love”

Closing Hymn:  LSB 829, Christ the Eternal God

 

 

As the Son of God Is Merciful and Forgives Your Sins, You Also Be Merciful and Forgive

 

Your inheritance as a child of Adam is sin and death, but in Christ you are made alive through His resurrection from the dead (1 Cor. 15:21–22). As you have died with Him in Holy Baptism, so are you raised with Him to newness of life. Therefore, “do not go on sinning” (1 Cor. 15:34). Instead of serving your desires and harming your neighbors, live as “sons of the Most High,” and “be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:35–36). Deal with others as you would have others deal with you (Luke 6:31, 37–38). As Christ loved you when you were at enmity with Him, as He blessed and prayed for those who abused Him, and as He did good to those who hated Him and hurt Him, so also “love your enemies, do good” (Luke 6:27–29, 35). For God sent His Son to bear the cross and suffer death, not to condemn the guilty, but “to preserve life.” So does He provide a place for you within His Church, where He is near and deals kindly with “you and your children and your children’s children” (Gen. 45:5–10).

 

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