Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
FAMILY CATECHETICAL HOUR: THE PRIESTHOOD AT PRAYER
Discussion, Study, and Prayer Guide for God's Priestly People
for the week of 20 - 26 May (THE FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY)
Theme: BLESSED BY THE HOLY TRINITY!
VERSE: "ALLELUIA! Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory! ALLELUIA!" (Is. 6:3b; VERSE)
+ HYMNS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: 604; 498; 621; 504; 876* in Lutheran Service Book. (In Lutheran Worship: 172; 157; 241; 175; 479*. In The Lutheran Hymnal: 233; 240; 541*. Meditate on and learn by heart the hymn(s) marked with an asterisk (*).)
+ THE Psalm 8 (Pray the Psalm daily)
THE PROPERS FOR NEXT SUNDAY
+ PSALM 8: In this psalm we praise the Lord for the marvels of his creation, but especially for the honor that he has given human beings. Though mere creatures, he has given us dominion over the earth. Through our stewardship of his creation he abundantly provides us with all our needs. Do we serve him as faithful stewards? Do we praise him as we ought?
DAILY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Song of Solomon 4:1-5:1, John 5:30-47
Tuesday: Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3, John 6:1-21
Song of Solomon 6:4-7:5, John 6:22-40
Thursday: Song of Solomon 7:6-8:14, John 6:41-59
Friday: Ecclesiastes 1:1-18, John 6:60-71
STUDY the Readings for Sunday (the Propers noted above)
OR Ecclesiastes 2:1-26, John 7:1-13
Ecclesiastes 2:1-22, John 7:14-31
CATECHISM FOR THE WEEK:
(Please learn by heart).
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS:
THE COLLECT FOR NEXT SUNDAY [The Feast of the Holy Trinity] "Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever." AMEN!