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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 66:1-12

 

IV. Meditate on God’s Word

 

Bible Stories for the Family

Monday

Prepare the Way – Luke 3:1-14

Tuesday

The Right Use of Talent – Ephesians 4:28

Wednesday

Zacchaeus and Generosity – Luke 19:1-10

Thursday

Abraham Gives Lot First Choice – Genesis 13:1-13

Friday

Abraham Helps and Befriends Lot in Physical Need – Genesis 14:8-16

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 Seventh Commandment its Meaning

 

VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, 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 343, Prepare a Royal Highway

 

X. Close:  To Him who 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

December 16, 2018

The Third Sunday in Advent

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON – Zephaniah 3:14-20

1. Over what blessings are God’s people instructed to rejoice?

2. What is the main Reason for these blessings?

 

PSALMODY – Psalm 85

            1. What is the situation the Psalmist is asking the LORD to address?

                2. What is the LORD being asked to do?

 

SECOND READING – Philippians 4:4-7

1. What does rejoicing in the LORD always produce in a positive sense?

2. What does rejoicing in the LORD always help us avoid?

 

GOSPEL – Luke 7:18-28

1. What does John send two of his disciples to ask Jesus?

2. What is Jesus’ answer?

 

 

Divine Service – Special Advent Setting

Theme:  The King Shall Come to Bring Us Joy

Opening Hymn – LSB 387, Joy to the World (1,3,4)

Wreath Lighting Hymn – “The King Shall Come to Bring Us Joy”

Kyrie – LSB 204, Lord Have Mercy

Sunday School Christmas Program

Communion:

          LSB 381, Let Our Gladness Have No End to the tune of Michael Row Your Boat Ashore

          LSB 364, Away in a Manger

          “Rejoice in the Lord, Always”                                                             

Post Communion Canticle – LSB 387, Joy to the World (stanza 2)

Closing Hymn – LSB 379, O Come All Ye Faithful (1,3)

 

The Coming of Jesus Enables Us to Rejoice

 

The Third Sunday in Advent has traditionally been called by the Latin word Gaudete, meaning “Rejoice!” For as you are called to repentance, so also are you urged to rejoice in the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. By His own cross, He has accomplished salvation for you; “he has cleared away your enemies,” “taken away the judgments against you” and come to reign in your midst. Indeed, He rejoices over you with gladness and song (Zeph. 3:15–17)! Therefore, even from prison St. Paul encourages us to “rejoice in the Lord always,” knowing that the peace of God will guard and keep us in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:4, 7). We find an example and encouragement in the case of John the Baptist. As he languishes in prison, he calls upon Jesus and is strengthened by the Word of the Gospel that he receives. The same good news is preached to you, by which all things are made new and even “the dead are raised up” (Luke 7:22). Do not be offended by the cross, therefore, but let your life be one of prayer and thanksgiving (Luke 7:23; Phil. 4:6).

 

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