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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 1                     

IV. Meditate on God’s Word

 

Bible Stories for the Family

Monday

New House/New Creation – 2 Corinthians 5:1-17

Tuesday

Healing on the Sabbath – Mark 3:1-13

Wednesday

The Twelve Apostles – Mark 3:13-35

Thursday

The Parable of the Sower and the Seed – Mark 4:1-20

Friday

Jesus Tells Parables of the Kingdom of God – Mark 4:21-34

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:  Of Civil Government

VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  Blessed Lord, since You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, You 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 700, Love Divine, All Love Excelling

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 24, 2018

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

OLD TESTAMENT READING – Job 38:1-11

1. How is this a rebuke to Job?

2. How is this good news?

PSALMODY – Psalm 124

            1. What could have happened?

                2. Why didn’t all of that happen?        

SECOND READING –  2 Corinthians 6:1-13

1. What has Paul and his companions done for the Corinthians?

2. What does he ask the Corinthians to do?

GOSPEL – Mark 4:35-41

1. What does this event teach about Jesus’ nature?

2. Why shouldn’t the disciples have been afraid?

Divine Service – Peterson Canticles Setting

Theme – Bringing Peace Amid Storms

Opening Hymn – LSB 818, In Thee Is Gladness

Sermon Hymn – LSB 763, When Peace Like A River

Communion:

LSB 739, Precious Lord Take My Hand

“I’ve God Peace Like A River”

“Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees”

Closing Hymn – LSB 752, Be Still My Soul

The Word of Christ Bestows Peace on His Creation through His Forgiveness of Sins

In his anguish and affliction, Job must be reminded that, as a finite creature, he is in no position to question the Maker of the heavens and the earth. Job’s “words without knowledge” are unable to penetrate the wisdom of the Lord (Job 38:1–2). For the Lord has “prescribed limits” and “set bars and doors,” so that “here shall your proud waves be stayed” (Job 38:9–11). That’s how He humbles us unto repentance. But also by His powerful Word, He calms the “great windstorm” and the waves “breaking into the boat.” He does not permit the chaos of this fallen world to overwhelm us or bring us to despair. By the Word of His Gospel, He speaks “Peace!” to us, which bestows the “great calm” of His new creation (Mark 4:37–39). Therefore, do not be afraid, and do not receive this grace of God in vain. “Now is the favorable time,” and “now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:1–2).

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