Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Daily Readings for October 29 - November 3

Genesis 9:1-17
John 15:12-21

Genesis 11:1-9
Romans 3:19-28

Genesis 12:1-20
John 8:31-36

Genesis 14:8-23
Ephesians 4:29-32

Ephesians 5:10-14
Jeremiah 31:23-40

1 John 3:1–3
Matthew 5:1-12

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Reformation/Trinity XXI (October 28)

The First Article of the Creed: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
What does this mean? I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Reformation/Trinity XXI (October 28)

"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." (Romans 3:23-24)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Deutsche Messe

Deutsche Messe: We will be celebrating the Reformation this Sunday, October 28 using Setting Five in LSB. This order of service is based on Martin Luther’s Deutsche Messe (“German Mass”), where the common language of the people was used in the Divine Service instead of the customary Latin. One of the unique features in this service is the use of hymns to replace parts of the liturgy. Plan to attend Bible Study before Divine Service on the 28th to learn more about the Deutsche Messe, and to be better prepared for this festival service.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Pastor Esget!!!

The school children celebrated Pastor Esget's birthday with cake and singing today at lunch. God's blessings to you Pastor!

Daily Readings for October 22 - 27

Matthew 22:1-14
Mark 4:1-41

Genesis 4:1-8, 25-26
Acts 15:12-22

Genesis 6:5-22
Luke 13:18-35

Genesis 7:1-24
Matthew 16:13-20

Genesis 8:1-22
2 Corinthians 3:10—4:18

Ephesians 6:10–17
John 4:46–54

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Trinity XX (October 21)

The Ten Commandments
  1. You shall have no other gods.
  2. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
  3. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
  5. You shall not murder.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Trinity XX (October 21)

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts, (declares the LORD)." (Isaiah 55:9)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Daily Readings for October 15 - 20

Matthew 9:1-8
1 John 1:1-10


Exodus 20:1-3, 18-21
1 John 2:1-17

Genesis 28:10-17
1 John 5:1-3

Exodus 32:15-35
Luke 10:1-9

Luke 23:13-25
1 John 5:10-21

Ephesians 5:15–21
Matthew 22:1–14

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Trinity XIX (October 14)

The Close of the Commandments: What does God say about all these Commandments? He says, “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” (Exodus 20:5-6)

What does this mean? God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Trinity XIX (October 14)

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." (John 1:1-3)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Immanuel Lutheran School

What if Immanuel Lutheran School earned a penny every time you searched the Internet or shopped online? Well, now we can! is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. is a new online shopping mall which donates a percentage of each purchase to your favorite cause. More than 100 great stores including The Gap, Best Buy and Barnes and Noble have teamed up with GoodSearch and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause.

Just go to and be sure to enter Immanuel Lutheran School (Alexandria, VA) as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word! gets you directly to goodsearch with ILS "pre populated" in the "Who Do You Search For" box. Be careful when you manually enter it because there are many similar listings when you choose Immanuel Lutheran School. Look for Immanuel Lutheran School (Alexandria, VA).

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Art on the Avenue

ILS had a booth at the local community fair this past Saturday. Children had the opportunity to create bookmarks and were given balloons and rulers with Immanuel's name on them.

Thanks to all the parents, teachers and others who helped!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Buckeye Fan in Michigan

Former teacher Kurt Schmidt has a blog - surprisingly, mostly Cleveland Indians stuff. (I love it that they're crushing the Yankees.) Check it out.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Daily Readings for October 8 - 13

Matthew 22:34
James 3:1-18

Matthew 5:33
James 4:1—5:6

Luke 23:33
James 5:12-20

1 Kings 21:1
1 Peter 3:1-7

Genesis 3:1
1 Peter 3:15-22

Ephesians 4:22–28
Matthew 9:1–8

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Trinity XVIII (October 7)

The Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor’s wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty.

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Trinity XVIII (October 7)

"By the Word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." (Psalm 33:6)