Our Lutheran tradition has always held music in high regard. Martin Luther wrote: “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music.” We conclude our “Practicing our Faith” series with a music-filled worship weekend!
Worship this weekend:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Traditional worship music (including a chance to request your favorite hymn!)
Sunday — One worship service at 10:00 a.m. led by our contemporary praise team!!
August 30-31 – Practicing Singing Our Lives
Questions for the week:
- How often have you had a tune ‘stuck in your head’?
- What songs can you sing by heart?
Hymn of the week:
My life flows on in endless song; Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—How can I keep from singing?
Devotions for the week:
Monday: Psalm 66:5; Ephesians1:3
Lord, I stand in wonder of the deeds of power you have worked in my life. Forgive me when I demand new signs instead of trusting you.
Tuesday: Psalm 145:13; Philippians 4:6
When worry, fear, and anxiety overtake me, remind me that you are not far off. Turn my fear into trust in you.
Wednesday: Psalm 16:2; John 6:66-68
Lord Jesus, each day restore me in faith, and keep me close. Turn my life around and call me to follow you alone.
Thursday: Micah 7:19; John 12:47
Compassionate God, thank you for taking my sins far from me. Bury my lack of faith that I may rise again in your grace.
Friday: Psalm 31:15; Matthew 6:30
Lord God, release me from my need to control times and seasons. Help me to live today for it is on this day you come meet me, and sustain me.
Saturday: Isaiah 61:1; Romans 8:14
When the world tells me otherwise, remind me that I am a beloved and blessed child of God.