A Prayer of Thanksgiving from Philippians 4:6-7 (NRVS)
"Do not worry about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Amen, thanks be to God!
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Preaching Resources for the YEAR OF MATTHEW,
Revised Common Lectionary Year A. Please
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New materials just arrived today to the Synod Resource Center!
Creation: A Divine Cycle, from the Augsburg Adult Bible Studies series.
This is the December/January/February 2016/2017 study and looks at Luke, Psalms and Galatians. Written by Chip Borgstadt. Luke's gospel, several psalms, and the epistle to the Galatians explore God's ongoing actions in blessing and reconciling the whole creation. The first 4 sessions are developed from the Gospel of Luke, the next 5 focus on psalms, and the final 4 sessions are based on Galatians.
And for Lent 2017, just around the bend....
Devotions for Lent, 2017
Indeed" brings Luther's Small Catechism into your home or devotional time during the year of observing 500 years of reformation. Each day features a reading from the caechism, accompanied by an evocative image, a quotation to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer. The writers bring their unique voices and wisdom to reflect on Luther's teachings on the basis of Christian faith and practice.
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