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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 50:1-6

IV. Meditate on God’s Word

 

Bible Stories for the Family

Monday

Jonah, from Death to Life – Jonah 1:1-2:10

Tuesday

The Sign of Jonah – Matthew 12:38-45

Wednesday

Walking in the Newness of Life – Romans 6:1-14

Thursday

Put on the New Self – Colossians 3:1-11

Friday

Walking with Jesus by Faith – Matthew 14:22-33

Saturday

Preparation for Next Sunday’s Service

Sunday

Attend Divine Service

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

VI. Study the Catechism:  IV. What Baptism Indicates

VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah.  In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace.  Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in His blory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; 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 389, Let All Together Praise Our God (sts. 1,3,4,6)

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 18, 2018

The First Sunday in Lent

FIRST READING – Genesis 22:1-18

1. When Isaac asked where the sacrifice was, what did Abraham tell him?

2. How does what God provided compare with the Sacrifice He provided in place of us?

PSALMODY – Psalm 25:1-10

            1. What benefit is identified for those who wait for the LORD?

                2. What all does the Psalmist request of the LORD in this passage?

EPISTLE –  James 1:12-18

1. How does James describe the progression of temptation?

2. What does the Word of truth produce?     

GOSPEL – Mark 1:9-15

1. What major events does this passage summarize?

2. How do these events fit together in the ministry of Jesus?

Divine Service – Setting 4

Opening Hymn – LSB 655, Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word

Hymn of the Day – LSB 657, I Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Communion:

LSB 770, What a Friend We Have in Jesus

“O How He Loves You and Me”

“Jesus Loves Me”

Closing Hymn – LSB 798, The God of Abraham Praise

Christ Jesus Defeats Our Temptation and Saves Us by His Faithfulness

In faith and the fear of God, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. At the Word of the Lord, he “took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son.” And “when they came to the place of which God had told him,” Abraham bound Isaac “and laid him on the altar” (Gen. 22:6, 9). Then God stayed Abraham’s hand and provided “for himself the lamb for a burnt offering” (Gen. 22:8). That Lamb is God’s own beloved Son, Jesus, in whom “all the nations of the earth” are blessed (Gen. 22:18). As the Substitute for all the sons of men, Jesus is driven by the Spirit “into the wilderness” to be “tempted by Satan” (Mark 1:12–13) in order to endure and defeat all temptation. We are tempted by our own desire, which conceives and “gives birth to sin” (James 1:14–15). But this blessed Man, Christ Jesus, remained “steadfast under trial,” and He has received “the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” (James 1:12). His faithfulness, His victory and His life are now given to us by His grace in the Gospel.

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