For the week following the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 10-16, 2020
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life + everlasting. Amen.
Psalm Psalm 112:1-9
Praise the Lord!
Blessèd is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice.
For the righteous will never be moved;
he will be remembered forever.
He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn is exalted in honor.
Hymn Thy Strong Word, LSB 578, stanza 1
1 Thy strong word did cleave the darkness;
At Thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank Thee,
While Thine ordered seasons run.
Praise to Thee who light dost send!
Alleluia without end!
Text: © 1969 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110002299
Small Catechism The Introduction to the Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven.
What does this mean?
With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.
Memory Verse Matthew 5:16b
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Monday: Job 13:1-12; John 6:1-21
Tuesday: Job 13:13-28; John 6:22-40
Wednesday: Job 14:1-22; John 6:41-59
Thursday: Job 15:1-23, 30-35; John 6:60-71
Friday: Job 16:1-22; John 7:1-13
Saturday: Job 17:1-16; John 7:14-31
Sunday: Job 18:1-21; John 7:32-53
O Lord, keep Your family the Church continually in the true faith that, relying on the hope of Your heavenly grace, we may ever be defended by Your mighty power; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Prayers for others and ourselves
O Lord, look down from heaven, behold, visit, and relieve Your servants who stand in need of our prayers:
insert prayer requests here
Look upon them with eyes of Your mercy, O God; grant them comfort and sure confidence in You; defend them from all danger; and keep them in perpetual peace and safety; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
(Morning) I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
(Evening) I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
Liturgy Note Ordinaries and Propers
Introit (pronounced “in-TRO-it”) is from the Latin word meaning "to go” or “to enter." Traditionally this was the entrance hymn (the singing or chanting of Psalms) during which the pastor, the assistants, and the congregation would enter into the church. With the building of large cathedrals, this entrance could take quite some time. During the Middle Ages, the Introit was shortened considerably and lost its function as an entrance hymn. Today, the Introit announces the theme of the day, reflects the season, and begins the Service of the Word. The Introit consists of an Antiphon (a refrain), a Psalm or a series of Psalm verses, the Gloria Patri*, and the Antiphon repeated. The Introit is the first Proper of the Divine Service and provides a transition from the penitential mood of confession to one of adoration and praise in thanksgiving for the absolution just spoken. In many churches today, the pastor makes the transitional movement from the nave into the chancel or sanctuary while the Introit is sung. (*The Gloria Patri (Glory be to the Father…) is the common Trinitarian doxology (words of praise) used to conclude psalms and many canticles. See Rom. 16:27, Eph. 3:21, Phil. 4:20, Rev. 1:6, 8 for examples of doxologies in the Scriptures)
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