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 23

IV. Meditate on God’s Word


Bible Stories for the Family


May Be Compared to One Who Sowed Good Seed – Matthew 13:24-30


Like a Grain of Mustard Seed – Matthew 13:31-33


Explanation of the Wheat and Weeds Parable – Matthew 13:36-43


Hidden Treasure and Pearl of Great Price – Matthew 13:44-46


A Net – Matthew 13:47-50


Preparation for Next Sunday’s Service


Attend Divine Service

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

VI. Study the Catechism:  THE LORD’S PRAYER:  The Second Petition

VII. Pray

            A. Collect of the Week:  Almighty God, You invite us to trust in You for our salvation.  Deal with us not in the severity of Your judgment but by the greatness of Your mercy; 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 803, Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

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

October 22, 2017

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

FIRST READING – Isaiah 45:1-7

1. Who will God use to accomplish His purposes in this passage?

2. How is that comforting to us?

PSALMODY – Psalm 96:1-9

            1. What is called for in this Psalm?

                2. Why?             

EPISTLE –  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

1. Why does God give thanks for the Thessalonians?

            2. What does this passage teach us about living out our faith?

GOSPEL – Matthew 22:15-22

1. What did the Pharisees try to do?

2. How did Jesus foil their plans?

Divine Service – Setting 3

Opening Hymn – LSB 818, In Thee Is Gladness

Sermon Hymn – LSB 850, God of Grace and God of Glory

Offertory – LSB 842, Son of God Eternal Savior (stanza 2)


            “God Is So Good”

            “Freely, Freely”

            LSB 784, Take My Life and Let it Be

Closing Hymn – LSB 785, We Praise You O God

We Are Recreated in the Image of God by the Cross of Christ

Plotting against Jesus, the Pharisees attempted “to entangle him in his words” by asking about the payment of taxes to Caesar (Matt. 22:15). The Lord pointed to coins required for the tax, and He answered that we should “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22:21). But if coins bearing the image of Caesar should be rendered to him, then man — who is made in the image of God — must be rendered to the Lord. That tax is paid for us by the Lord Jesus, the image of God in the flesh, by His self-offering on the cross. And from His cross, as the Lord’s anointed, He reigns as the true Caesar over all nations “from the rising of the sun and from the west” (Is. 45:6). The Lord once called and anointed Cyrus “to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings” (Is. 45:1). Now by the preaching of the Gospel, “in power and in the Holy Spirit” (1 Thess. 1:5), foreigners from all over the world are “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thess. 1:9–10).

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