From the Pastor

Below you will find periodic messages from Pastor Quinn. 


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 3


IV. Meditate on God’s Word


Bible Stories for the Family


Jesus Cleanses a Leper – Luke 5:12-16


Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic – Luke 5:17-26


Matthew the Tax Collector – Luke 5:27-32


Fasting and the Sabbath – Luke 5:33-39


Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath – Luke 6:1-11


Preparation for Next Sunday’s Service


Attend Divine Service


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


VI. Study the Catechism:  TABLE OF DUTIES:  To Husbands


VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  O God, You have prepared for those who love You such good things as surpass our understanding.  Cast out all sins and evil desires from us, and pour into our hearts You Holy Spirit to guide us into all blessedness; 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 849, Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness


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

June 30, 2019

Third Sunday after Pentecost


OLD TESTAMENT – 1 Kings 19:9b-21

1. What was the problem as described by Elijah?

2. What was the LORD’S solution?


PSALMODY – Psalm 16

            1. What all has the LORD provided and what will He provide for the psalmist (and us)?

2. What are the results?


EPISTLE – Galatians 5:1, 13-25

1. For what are we NOT to use our freedom in Christ? 

2. For what ARE we to use our freedom in Christ?


GOSPEL – Luke 9:51-62

1. What did Jesus think of James and John’s request to call down fire from heaven on the village

 that would not receive them?   

2. What was Jesus’ point in his illustrations about the importance of following Him?


Divine Service:  Setting – Peterson Canticles

Theme:  Freedom to Follow and Bear Fruit

Opening Hymn:  LSB 528, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Hymn of Praise:  LSB 794, The Lord, My God Be Praised (stanza 4)

Sermon Hymn:  LSB 691, Fruitful Trees


“My Jesus I Love Thee”

“Make Me a Servant”

“In My Life Lord”

Closing Hymn: “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”



Christ’s Messengers Proclaim His Kingdom


When the prophet Elijah became discouraged and despaired of his life, the word of the Lord came to him (1 Kings 19:9b) and stood him on the mount before the Lord (1 Kings 19:11). The Lord made Himself known to the prophet — not in the impressive power of gale force winds, or in an earthquake, or in the fire, but in the sound of a low whisper (1 Kings 19:12). Today God reveals Himself to us through the frail preaching of the Gospel. The Son of Man sends messengers ahead of him ... to make preparations for him (Luke 9:52). Putting their hand to that plow of preaching, they go and proclaim the kingdom of God, and they do not look back (Luke 9:60, 62). What they preach is not the power of the Law with its yoke of slavery, but the power of God unto salvation through the Gospel of forgiveness, by which Christ has set us free (Gal. 5:1).

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