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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 119:81-88

 

IV. Meditate on God’s Word

 

Bible Stories for the Family

Monday

The Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin – Luke 15:1-10

Tuesday

The Parable of the Lost Sons – Luke 15:11-32

Wednesday

The Parable of the Unjust Steward – Luke 16:1-13

Thursday

The Rich Man and Lazarus – Luke 16:14-31

Friday

Faith as a Mustard Seed – Luke 17:1-10

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 Everyone

 

VII. Pray

A. Collect of the Week:  Merciful Lord, cleanse and defend Your Church by the sacrifice of Christ.  United with Him in Holy Baptism, give us grace to receive with thanksgiving the fruits of His redeeming work and daily follow in His way; 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 411, I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

 

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 25, 2019

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

25th Anniversary of Service for Tim Armstrong

 

OLD TESTAMENT – Isaiah 66:18-23

1. What time is coming?

2. What new things are the Lord making (verse 22)?

 

PSALMODY – Psalm 50:1-15

            1. What are we to do in the day of trouble?

2. What will God do and how will we respond?

 

EPISTLE – Hebrews 12:4-24

1. How does the LORD treat our hardships? 

2. What does this provide for us?

 

GOSPEL – Luke 13:22-30

1. Through which door should we strive to enter?   

2. Who is the only Door (John 10:7,9)?

 

 

Divine Service:  Hymn Tune Setting

Theme:  Will Those Who Are Saved Be Few?

Opening Hymn: LSB 790, Praise to the Lord

Sermon Hymn: LSB 809, Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Communion:

LSB 626, Come Let Us Eat

“In Christ Alone”

“Taste and See”

Closing Hymn: LSB 752, Be Still My Soul

 

 

The Cross of Christ Is the Way into the Kingdom of God

 

With the cross of Christ, the time has come “to gather all nations and tongues” (Is. 66:18). The sign of the cross is set forth in the preaching of the Gospel, the declaration of the Lord’s glory “among the nations” (Is. 66:19). Many “will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29), but only by the narrow way of the cross. Those who refuse to follow Christ crucified will ultimately find only “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Luke 13:28), whereas Christ’s disciples, called from all the nations, will eat and drink with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of God. They will come into “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Heb. 12:22).

 

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