Here are the family devotion resources, and also the Sunday School and Catechism “learn by heart” and homework , for the week of October 2-8, 2011, to provide you with daily spiritual care in the words of the Bible and the Catechism. The children and families of our congregation are important to us!
Bible Stories for the Home (especially for use with children):
This helps families read through the Bible stories chronologically together.
1. Judges 4:1-24 Deborah: The Prophetess Judges Israel
2. Judges 6:1, 6, 11-27 Gideon: The Angel of the Lord Appears
3. Judges 6:28-40 Gideon: The Sign of the Fleece
4. Judges 7:1-23 Gideon: Victory With Only 300 Men
Bible Reading For the Week (especially for adults)
Mon. 2 Kings 20:1-21 Titus 3:8-15
Tue. 2 Kings 21:1-26 Philemon 1-25
Wed. 2 Chron. 34:1-33 Hebrews 1:1-14
Thu. 2 Chron. 35:20-36:10 Hebrews 2:5-3:6
Fri. Jeremiah 22:1-30 Hebrews 4:14-5:14
Sat. Jeremiah 25:1-14 Hebrews 6:1-20
Pray a Psalm (1 for each day of the week, Sunday-Saturday):
86, 118, 108, 40, 28, 107, 133
Devotions From Laache’s Book of Family Prayer: #362-369 (p. 564-576)
In our lesson on Sunday (October 2), we learned about Joseph providing for his family and forgiving his brothers. He said, “You meant it for evil but God meant it for good.”
Sunday School Bible Verse to learn by heart this week:
Psalm 32:1 — Blessˊed is the one whose sin is covered.
1 John 1:8-9 — If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Catechism to learn by heart this week (all grades):
Fourth and Fifth Commandments
Honor your father and your mother, that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God, so that we do not despise our parents and superiors, nor provoke them to anger, but honor, serve, obey, love, and esteem them.
You shall not kill. What does this mean?
We should fear and love God, so that we do no bodily harm to our neighbor, but help and befriend him in every need.
Catechism Class (Kids & Parents)
There is no 4:30 catechism class this week. There is pre-catechism at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Classes will be at the regular time again on Wednesday, October 12.
First Oral Questioning in Church will be November 20, not November 13 (8th graders)
Pre-Catechism (6th grade)
Homework for Tuesday, October 4:
Learn by heart: Books of the Bible, 2 Timothy 3:16
Workbook p. 5-6
Catechism Class (7th & 8th grade)
Homework for October 12:
Learn by heart: 4th & 5th Commandments, Matthew 22:37-39, Hymn 227 v. 3 (ELH)
Catechism Workbook p. 15-16 (multiple choice)