Daily Devotional Service of the Word

for those who are in quarantine.

Collects (Prayer of the Day), Verses and Psalms to be used are listed below the Devotion


 

A hymn may be sung / a psalm for the day read

 

Where indicated by + you may make the sign of the cross upon yourself.

 

INVOCATION 

Leader:  In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Cong:   Amen. 

 

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

 L:  We have come into the presence of God, who created us to love and serve him as his dear children.  But we have disobeyed him and deserve only his wrath and punishment.  Therefore, let us confess our sins to him and plead for his mercy. 

C:  Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth.  In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child.  But trusting in Jesus, my Savior, I pray: Have mercy on me according to your unfailing love.  Cleanse me from my sin, and take away my guilt. 

 

L:  God, our heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins.  By the perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, he has removed your guilt forever.  You are his own dear child.  May God give you strength to live according to his will. 

C:  Amen. 

 

PRAYER (Collect) OF THE DAY 

L: ...one God, now and forever. 

C: Amen.

 

Readings and lessons for the Sunday can be found in the front of the hymnal.  Attached you will also find readings for the various days of the week upcoming.  If you do not have a hymnal at home, please feel free to come and pick one up from church and then simply return it when the quarantine is over.  (We have been using the ONE Year Lectionary) After the reading of each lesson shall be the response.

 

L: The word of the Lord. 

C: Thanks be to God.

 

A Psalm may be read or sung.

 

EPISTLE LESSON 

L: The word of the Lord. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

 

THE GOSPEL 

L: The gospel of the Lord. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

 

APOSTLES’ CREED 

C:        I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.     

    I believe 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From there 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. 

 

 A hymn may be sung. / a psalm appointed for the day read.

 

SERMON 

A sermon or other devotional material can be read or listened to.  (look may look on our facebook page - Immanuel Lutheran Church South Lyon – WELS  - for streamed sermons and devotions from pastor.)

 

PRAYER 

several prayers are listed at the end of this outlined service for your use.

 

 LORD'S PRAYER

 

A hymn may be sung. / a psalm appointed for the day read.




 

CLOSING PRAYER 

L: O Lord God, our heavenly Father, pour out the Holy Spirit on your faithful people.  Keep us strong in your grace and truth, protect and comfort us in all temptation, and bestow on us your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

C: Amen. 

 

THE BENEDICTION 

L: The grace of the Lord + Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. 

C:   Amen.

 

THE COMMON DOXOLOGY 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 

Praise him, all creatures here below; 

Praise him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Lessons and Prayers for Daily Devotion

(if you are quarantined for the coming weeks)

readings for Monday through Saturday

 

Recommendations:  you may follow the devotional service attached above as an outline using the psalms as hymns, or using a hymn from our hymnal.  

 

Easter Tuesday -Easter Saturday (April 14-18)

Psalms: 105 / 110 / 114 / 116 / 124 / 132

Gospel: Luke 24:36-48

  John 20:11-18

  Luke 24:1-12

              Luke 24:36-49

  Mark 16:9-14

Epistle:  Acts 13:26-33

 

Collect:  Almighty God, who through the resurrection of Your son did secure peace for our troubled conscience: grant unto us evermore this peace, that in the merit of Your Son, we at last come to the perfect peace of heaven; through the same, Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. 

 

Week of Second Sunday of Easter –  Quasimodogeniti (In White Garments)– April 19

Psalms: 111 / 81 / 91 / 19 / 9 / 92 / 101 / 145

Gospel: John 21:3-11

  John 2:12-25

                          John 3:22-36

  John 4:7-14

  John 4:28-38

  John 4:39-45

Epistle: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

 

Collect:  Grant we beseech You, Almighty God: that we who have celebrated the solemnities of the Lord's resurrection may, by the help of Your grace bring forth the fruits thereof in our life and daily conversation; through the same, Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit; ever one God, world without end. 

Week of Third Sunday of Easter –  Misericordias ( the Good Shepherd)–  April 26

Psalms: 33 / 63 /23 / 80 / 21 / 121 / 146 / 95 / 100

Gospel: John 5:1-9

                         John 5:18-30

                         John 5:31-47

                         John 6: 16-29

  John 6:30-40

  John 6:41-59

Epistle: 1 Peter 2:21-25

 

Collect:  God, who by the humiliation of Your son did raise up the fallen world: grant unto us Your faithful servants perpetual gladness, and those whom You have delivered from the dangers of everlasting death, make partakers of eternal joys; through the same, Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.



 

Week of Fourth Sunday of Easter –  Jubilate (the new creation) – May 3

Psalms: 66 / 146 / 82 / 101 / 40 / 30 / 17 / 124

Gospel: John 6:60-71

  John 7:1-13

  John 7:14-24

  John 7:25-36

  John 7:37-53

  John 8:1-11

Epistle: 1 Peter 2:11-20

 

Collect: Almighty God, who shows to those who are in error the Light of Your Truth to the intent that hey may return to the way of righteousness: grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their role as God's Children and follow those things that are agreeable to the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  


 

Week of Fifth Sunday of Easter – Cantate (singing church) – May 10

Psalms: 98 / 99 / 66 / 136 / 145 / 148 / 104 / 83 / 117 

Gospel: John 8:12-20

                         John 8:21-29

                         John 8:30-45

  John 9:1-13

  John 9:24-34

  John 9:35-41

Epistle:  James 1: 16-21

 

Collect:  O God, who makes the minds of the faithful to be of one will : Grant unto Your servants the love of all those things You command and to humbly desire  what You promise, that among the manifold changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit; ever one God, world without end. 

Week of Sixth Sunday of Easter –  Rogate (Praying church) – May 17

Psalms: 100

Gospel: Luke 11:1-13

  Luke 18:1-8

  John 17:1-6

            Epistle: James 5:16-20

 

Collect:  Grant, we beseech You, Almighty God: that we who in all our troubles and adversities do put our trust and confidence in Your mercy, 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: ever one God, world without end.






 

Ascension    – May 21

Psalms: 47 / 68 / 21 / 24 / 67

Gospel: Mark 16:14-20

Epistle: Acts 1:1-11

 

Collect: Grant, we beseech You, Almighty God: that Just as we do firmly believe that Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to have ascended into heaven, so may we also  in heart and mind constantly ascend and dwell with Him continually; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit; ever one God, world without end.

 

Friday & Saturday after Ascension – May 22 & 23

Psalms:  110

Gospel:  Luke 24:48-53

  John 13:31-35

Epistle:  Acts 1:12-26

 

Collect: Almighty, Everlasting God: make us to have always a devout will towards You, and to serve Your Majesty with a pure heart; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit; ever one God, world without end. 

 

Week of Sunday after Ascension – Exaudi (Expectant Church) – May 24

Psalms: 27 / 47 / 104 / 146 / 10 / 119 xi / 119 xii / 

Gospel: John 10:17-21

  John 10:22-31

  John 10:32-42

  John 11:17-27

  John 11:33-44

  John 11:45-57

Epistle: 1 Peter 4:7-11

 

Collect: Almighty, Everlasting God, make us to have always a devout will towards You, and to serve Your majesty with a pure heart; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit; ever one God, world without end. 


 

Week of Penteost – (Holy Spirit Comes) – May 31

Psalms: 68 / 33 / 145 / 48 / 87 / 84 / 81 / 18 / 45 / 9 / 75

Gospel:  John 3:16-21

    John 10:1-10

  John 14:1-13

  John 14:14-22

  John 15:5-17

  John 17:1-26

Epistle:  Acts 2:1-21

 

Collect: O God, who has taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit; ever one God, world without end. 






















 

Daily Prayers












 

Morning Prayers 

In the morning, when you rise, you shall bless yourself with the sign of the holy cross and say:  

       In the name of God the Father, Son +, and Holy Spirit.  Amen. 

Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the (Apostles’) Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.  If you choose, you may, in addition, say this little prayer: 

     I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger.  Keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things.  Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen. 

Then go to your work with joy, singing a hymn, as the Ten Commandments, or what your devotion may suggest. 

 

Evening Prayers

In the evening, when you go to bed, you shall bless yourself with the sign of the holy cross and say:  

    In the name of God the Father, Son +, and Holy Spirit.  Amen. 

Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the (Apostles’) Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.  If you choose, you may, in addition, say this little prayer: 

    I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have kept me this day.  Forgive me all my sins, and graciously keep me this night. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things.  Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen. 

Then go to sleep promptly and cheerfully.



 

The Apostles’ Creed, 

(with explanations from Luther’s Small Catechism) 

 

The First Article   (Of Creation) 

I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. 

What does this mean?       

I believe that God created me and all that exists, and that he gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my mind and all my abilities.         

And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, property and home, spouse and children, land, cattle, and all I own, and all I need to keep my body and life.  God also preserves me by defending me against all danger, guarding and protecting me from all evil.         

All this God does only because he is my good and merciful Father in heaven, and not because I have earned or deserved it.  For all this I ought to thank and praise, to serve and obey him. This is most certainly true. 

 

The Second Article   (Of Redemption)       

I believe 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 to hell. The third day rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. 

What does this mean?       

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also truly man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord.  He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent sufferings and death.       

All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally.  This is most certainly true. 

 

The Third Article   (Of Sanctification) 

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. 

What does this mean?       

I believe that I cannot by my own thinking or choosing believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him.         

But the Holy Spirit has called me by the gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith.  In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.         

In this Christian church he daily and fully forgives all sins to me and all believers.  On the Last Day he will raise me and all the dead and give eternal life to me and to all believers in Christ.  This is most certainly true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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