Saturday, February 27, 2010

Readings and Memory Work - Reminiscere (February 28)

Genesis 16:1-9, 15—17:22
Mark 6:1-13

Genesis 18:1-15
Mark 6:14-34

Genesis 21:1-21
Mark 6:35-56

Genesis 22:1-19
Mark 7:1-23

Genesis 24:1-31
Mark 7:24-37

Genesis 24:32-52, 61-67
Mark 8:1-21

Genesis 27:1-29
Mark 8:22-38

Bible Verse for Memorizing
This is the will of God, your sanctification. (1 Thessalonians 4:3)

Small Catechism for Memorizing - The Lord’s Prayer
Sixth Petition: And lead us not into temptation.

What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Readings and Memory Work - Invocabit (February 21)

Genesis 4:1-26
Mark 2:18-28

Genesis 6:1—7:5
Mark 3:1-19

Genesis 7:11—8:12
Mark 3:20-35

Genesis 8:13—9:17
Mark 4:1-20

Genesis 11:27—12:20
Mark 4:21-41

Genesis 13:1-18
Mark 5:1-20

Genesis 15:1-21
Mark 5:21-43

Bible Verse for Memorizing
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

Small Catechism for Memorizing - The Lord’s Prayer
Fifth Petition: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, nor have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Readings and Memory Work - Sexagesima (February 7)

Job 4:1-21
John 2:1-12

Job 5:1-27
John 2:13-25

Job 6:1-13
John 3:1-21

Job 6:14-30
John 3:22—4:6

Job 7:1-21
John 4:7-26

Job 8:1-22
John 4:27-45

Saturday: Job 9:1-35
John 4:46-54

Bible Verse for Memorizing
[God] wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4)

Small Catechism for Memorizing - The Lord’s Prayer
Third Petition: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.

How is God’s will done? God’s will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sunday School Cancelled 2/7

On Sunday, February 7, Scripture Study and Sunday School are cancelled. Divine Service will be held at 10 a.m.

Volunteers are invited to come early on Sunday morning and help clear snow. Please bring a shovel if possible. Don't worry about usual church attire – be warm and comfortable.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

UPDATE: School Closed, Most Church Activities Cancelled

Immanuel Lutheran School is now CLOSED for Wednesday, February 3. Morning Bible Study, afternoon Vespers, and evening Catechesis are all CANCELLED. Divine Service WILL be held at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Modified Schedule for Wednesday, February 3

Immanuel Lutheran School will begin two hours late on Wednesday, February 3. 10 a.m. Bible Study is cancelled. All other classes and services are currently planned to be held as scheduled.