This week we will share in theme of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin’s Assembly: “The Open Table — Always room for one more!”.
As we worship we’ll be asked to consider: “Who first invited you into the fellowship of Christ’s church? Who isn’t represented in our gathering? How can we invite and include those who might be left out?
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. with traditional music in the sanctuary.
Devotions for this week:
Introduction to the Psalms May 30-31, 2015
Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2
In this instructional psalm the Lord makes a clear distinction between the righteous and the unrighteous. Those who do not follow in God’s ways do not find happiness, while those who meditate on God’s law day and night find peace and contentment.
These wisdom psalms describe the life of righteousness and unrighteousness.
Sunday, Psalm 1, Introduction to the Psalms
Monday, Psalm 14, Instructional/Wisdom Psalm
Tuesday, Psalm 19, Instructional/Wisdom Psalm
Wednesday, Psalm 53, Instructional/Wisdom Psalm
Thursday, Psalm 90, Instructional/Wisdom Psalm
Friday, Psalm 119, Instructional/Wisdom Psalm
Saturday, Psalm 128, Instructional/Wisdom Psalm
- How do these psalms view the laws of God? Are God’s laws good news or bad news? Why?
- What might this world look like if people took God’s laws seriously?
- Which of God’s laws is hardest for you to follow? Why? What could you do to make a change in your behavior?
Make a routine of reading the psalms by yourself or with your household. Pick one thing from a psalm each day to work on for that day.
Close your devotion with a blessing. Bless yourself or other members of your household.–May God bless you with wisdom and delight. Amen.