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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 34:1-8

 

IV. Meditate on God’s Word

 

Bible Stories for the Family

Monday

The New Life – Ephesians 4:17-5:2

Tuesday

The Words of Eternal Life – John 6:51-69

Wednesday

The Woman Caught in Adultery – John 8:1-12

Thursday

Jesus Is the Light of the World – John 8:12-30

Friday

The Truth Will Set You Free – John 8:31-38

Saturday

Preparation for Next Sunday’s Service

Sunday

Attend Divine Service

 

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

 

VI. Study the Catechism:  Table of Duties:  To Youth

 

VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  Gracious Father, Your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world.  Grant that Christ, the bread of life, may live in us and we in Him, 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 915, Today Your Mercy Calls Us

 

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

August 19, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING – Proverbs 9:1-10

1. What plea does wisdom make in this proverb?

2. What is the beginning of wisdom?

 

PSALMODY – Psalm 34:12-22

            1. What good advice is given in the first part of this passage?

                2. What blessings does the LORD promise to the ones He has made righteous?       

 

SECOND READING – Ephesians 5:6-21

1. What point is Paul making with his light and darkness imagery?

2. How does one walk wisely according to the end of this passage?

 

GOSPEL – John 6:51-69

1. What was causing a dispute among the Jews concerning Jesus’ words?

2. How does one feast upon Jesus?

 

 

Divine Service 1

Theme – So Be Who You Are, O Child of Light

Opening Hymn – LSB 849, Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

Sermon Hymn – LSB 411, I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

Communion:

          LSB 712, Seek Ye First

          “Thy Word”

          “Shine Jesus Shine”

Closing Hymn – LSB 578, Thy Strong Word

 

 

Jesus Is the Word and Wisdom of God, Who Gives You Life and Light in His Flesh

 

Jesus is the divine Word by whom all things were made, who has become flesh and dwells among us. He gives His flesh “for the life of the world,” not only as a sacrifice for sin but as “the living bread” from heaven (John 6:51). Eat His flesh and drink His blood (John 6:54–57), and no longer walk in the darkness of sin, but walk in His light. “Arise from the dead” and live in Him, because you are “light in the Lord” (Eph. 5:8, 14). Being filled with His Spirit, confess Him to “one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart” (Eph. 5:18–19). Fear, love and trust in Him, “and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness” (Josh. 24:14). For He has brought you “out of the house of slavery” by His cross and resurrection, and now He does “great signs” in your sight (Josh. 24:17). Indeed, He is the divine wisdom, who has built His house, prepared His feast and set His table; He bids you to recline and eat of His bread and drink of the wine He has mixed (Prov. 9:1–5).

 

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