Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reminder: No Evening Prayer tonight

I am on vacation, so there will be no Evening Prayer tonight (or the next two Wednesdays). We will resume on Wednesday, August 20.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Interim School Principal Appointed

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is pleased to welcome back to her faculty Mrs. Margaret Zensinger as the interim principal for the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. Having previously served as our interim principal from March 2003 through June 2004, she is well-versed with the requirements and responsibilities of the position. Mrs. Zensinger graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a minor in Marketing. Mrs. Zensinger worked in the communications and legal fields before continuing graduate studies in early childhood education. She attended George Mason University where she earned a Masters of Education. Mrs. Zensinger taught first grade at Immanuel Lutheran School from 1997 through 2006.

On September 2, 2008, Immanuel Lutheran School will begin her 64th year of providing outstanding education that is distinctly Christian. We are committed to continuing and expanding our classical academy approach, including instruction in Latin, mathematics, grammar, writing, history, and science.

For more information or to enroll your children, please call 703-549-7323, or email

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Daily Readings for July 28 - August 2

Galatians 2:1-21
1 Kings 9:1-28

Galatians 3:1-14
1 Kings 10:1-29

Galatians 4:8-20
1 Kings 11:1-43

Galatians 5:1-15
1 Kings 12:1-33

Galatians 6:11-18
1 Kings 13:1-34


Ephesians 6:1-9
1 Kings 14:1-31

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Trinity X (July 27)

How should Christians ask a blessing before a meal?  

The children and members of the household shall go to the table reverently, fold their hands, and say:  The eyes of all look to You, O Lord, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. (Psalm 145:15-16)

Then shall be said the Lord’s Prayer and the following:  Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Your gifts which we receive from Your bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Trinity X (July 27)

Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Daily Readings for July 21 - 26

2 Corinthians 8:1-24
1 Kings 3:16-28

Tuesday, St. Mary Magdalene: 
Proverbs 31:10-31
John 20:1-18

2 Corinthians 10:1-18
1 Kings 5:1-18

2 Corinthians 11:1-18
2 Chronicles 3:1-17

Friday, St. James the Elder, Apostle: 
Acts 11:27—12:5
Mark 10:35-45

Galatians 1:1-24 1
Kings 7:1-12

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Trinity IX (July 20)

Who receives this Sacrament worthily?

Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.”

But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Trinity IX (July 20)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. (Psalm 51:5)

Happy 10th Ordination Anniversary Pastor Esget!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Readings for July 14-19

1 Corinthians 12:12-31
2 Samuel 19:1-23


1 Corinthians 14:1-40 1
Chronicles 21:1-30

1 Corinthians 15:58—16:24
1 Chronicles 22:1-19

2 Corinthians 1:1-24
1 Chronicles 28:1-21

2 Corinthians 2:1—3:3
2 Chronicles 29:1-23

2 Corinthians 6:11—7:16
2 Chronicles 1:1-13

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Trinity VIII (July 13)

How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things?

Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: “forgiveness of sins.”

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Trinity VIII (July 13)

If you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Daily Readings for July 7 - 12

1 Corinthians 5:9—6:20
1 Chronicles 16:1-43

1 Corinthians 7:1-40
2 Samuel 7:1-29

1 Corinthians 8:1-13
2 Samuel 12:1-23

1 Corinthians 9:1-23
2 Samuel 15:1-15

1 Corinthians 10:14-33
2 Samuel 16:5-35

1 Corinthians 11:1-22
2 Samuel 18:1-13

Small Catechism for Memorizing - Trinity VII (July 6)

What is the benefit of this eating and drinking?

These words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” show us that in the Sacrament forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given us through these words. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.

Bible Verse for Memorizing - Trinity VII (July 6)

“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)