Trinity Reflections 2006

Reflections for the season of the Holy Trinity for 2006.

December 2, 2006 - The Eve of the First Sunday in Advent

“See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation.To you, O Lord, I liftup my soul;in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous with out excuse. See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation.(Introit for the 1st Sunday in Advent - Antiphon, Zech. 9:9b; Ps. 25:1-3)

December 1, 2006 - Friday in the Last Week

“Alleluia.Alleluia.I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Alleluia” (Verse for the Sunday of the Fulfillment – Revelation 21:2)

November 30, 2006 - St. Andrew, Apostle

“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him.”(St. Matthew 4:18-20)

November 29, 2006 - Wednesday in the Last Week

“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…On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.” (Small Catechism, Third Article and Explanation)

November 28, 2006 - Tuesday in the Last Week

“But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."(1 Thessalonians 5:8-11)

November 27, 2006 - Monday in the Last Week

“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.”(Isaiah 65:17-19)

November 26, 2006 - The Last Sunday in the Church Year

“Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’ But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don't know you.’ ‘Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.’” (St. Matthew 25:11-13)

November 25, 2006 - Saturday in the Second Last Week

Antiphon: The ransomed of the Lord / shall return,* and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy / on their heads. They shall obtain joy and / gladness,* and sorrow and sighing shall / flee away. (Isaiah 35:10) Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure / of my days,* that I may know how / frail I am. You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing be- / fore You;* certainly every man at his best state is but / vapor. And now, Lord, what do I / wait for?* My hope / is in You. Deliver me from all my trans- / gressions;* do not make me the reproach of the / foolish. (Introit for the Sunday of the Fulfillment - Psalm 39:4-5, 7-8)

November 24, 2006 - Friday in the Second Last Week

“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men – the testimony given in its proper time.”(1 Timothy 2:3-6)

November 23, 2006 - Thanksgiving Day

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (St. Matthew 6:33-34)

November 22, 2006 - Wednesday in the Second Last Week

“Jesus said in reply, ‘Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?’ Then he said to him, ‘Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.’” (St. Luke 17:17-19, New American Bible)

November 21, 2006 - Tuesday in the Second Last Week

“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:8-9)

November 20, 2006 - Monday in the Second Last Week

“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:13-14)

November 19, 2006 - Second Last Sunday in the Church Year

“Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’” (St. Matthew 25:34)

November 18, 2006 - Saturday in the Third Last Week

“Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your strength. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.” (Psalm 54:1–2)

November 17, 2006 - Friday in the Third Last Week

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

November 16, 2006 - Thursday in the Third Last Week

“Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.” (Job 14:1-2)

November 15, 2006 - Wednesday in the Third Last Week

“You shall have no other gods. What does this mean? We should fear, love and trust in God above all things” (Small Catechism, First Commandment)

November 14, 2006 - Tuesday in the Third Last Week

“But Moses implored the LORD his God and said, ‘O LORD, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?’ Why should the Egyptians say, ‘With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’… And the LORD relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.” (Exodus 32:11-12, 14)

November 13, 2006 - Monday in the Third Last Week

“Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, ‘The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, “Look, here it is!” or “There!” for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.’” (St. Luke 17:20-21)

November 12, 2006 - The Third Last Sunday in the Church Year

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” (St. Matthew 24:23-24)

November 11, 2006 - Saturday in the 21st Week of Trinity

“In You, O Lord, I put my trust; let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness.” (Psalm 31:1)

November 10, 2006 - Friday in the 21st Week of Trinity

“For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away." (St. Matthew 25:29)

November 9, 2006 - Thursday in the 21st Week of Trinity

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps." (St. Matthew 25:1-4)

November 8, 2006 - Wednesday in the 21st Week of Trinity

“What benefits does Baptism give? It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. Which are these words and promises of God? Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of St. Mark: ‘Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned’ (St. Mark 16:16).” (Small Catechism, Baptism)

November 7, 2006 - Tuesday in the 21st Week of Trinity

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…” (Ephesians 6:13-17)

November 6, 2006 - Monday in the 21st Week of Trinity

“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31)

November 5, 2006 - Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

“Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son will live.’ The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.” (St. John 4:50)

November 4, 2006 - Saturday in the 20th Week of Trinity

“The whole world is in Your power; O Lord, King Almighty, no one can gainsay You. For You have made heav’n and earth; You are Lord of all!” (Antiphon for Trinity 21, Apocryphal Esther 13:9–11)

November 3, 2006 - Friday in the 20th Week of Trinity

“This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, blessed the people of Israel before his death...” (Deuteronomy 33:1)

November 2, 2006 - All Souls' Day

"These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14)

November 1, 2006 - All Saints Day

“[Jesus said,] Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (St. Matthew 5:11-12)

October 31, 2006 - Tuesday in the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’” (St. John 8:31-36)

October 30, 2006 - Monday in the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ says the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” (Isaiah 55:1-9)

October 29, 2006 - The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

“So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all, as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which did not have on a wedding garment.” (St. Matthew 22:10-11)

October 28, 2006 - Saturday in the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.” (St. John 15:19-20)

October 27, 2006 - Friday in the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’” (St. Matthew 18:21-22)

October 26, 2006 - Thursday in the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

“The Close of the Commandments: What does God say about all these commandments? He says, I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments." (Exodus 20:5-6)

October 25, 2006 - Wednesday in the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

“Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law.” And all the people shall say, “Amen!” (Deuteronomy 27:26)

October 24, 2006 - Tuesday in the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

“Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24)

October 23, 2006 - Monday in the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

“’But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins,’ Then He said to the paralytic, ‘Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.’ And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.” (St. Matthew 9:6-8)

October 22, 2006 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

“’But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins,’ Then He said to the paralytic, ‘Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.’ And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.” (St. Matthew 9:6-8)

October 21, 2006 - Saturday in the Eighteenth Week After Trinity

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears. He delivers them out of all their troubles. For this is God, our God forever and ever.” (Introit for Trinity 19)

October 20, 2006 - Friday in the Eighteenth Week After Trinity

“Jesus said, ‘For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.’” (St. Matthew 15:17-20)

October 19, 2006 - Thursday in the Eighteenth Week After Trinity

“The Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

October 18, 2006 - St. Luke the Evangelist

[Jesus said,] “Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves…And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” (St. Luke 10:3, 9)

October 17, 2006 - Tuesday in the Eighteenth Week After Trinity

“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:2-3)

October 16, 2006 - Monday in the Eighteenth Week After Trinity

“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13)

October 15, 2006 - The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

“Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (St. Matthew 22:37-39)

October 14, 2006 - Saturday in the Seventeenth Week After Trinity

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’” (Psalm 122:2)

October 13, 2006 - Friday in the Seventeenth Week After Trinity

“Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” (St. Matthew 12:31)

October 12, 2006 - Thursday in the Seventeenth Week After Trinity

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul…” (Deuteronomy 11:18)

October 11, 2006 - Wednesday in the Seventeenth Wednesday After Trinity

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (St. Matthew 11:28)

October 10, 2006 - Tuesday in the Seventeenth After Trinity

“…maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)

October 9, 2006 - Monday in the Seventeenth Week After Trinity

“Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence…it is better for him to say to you, ‘Come up here,’ than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman.” (Proverbs 25:6-7)

October 8, 2006 - The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

“But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’” (St. Luke 14:10)

October 7, 2006 - Friday in the Sixteenth Week After Trinity

“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart. Oh, that my ways were directed to keep your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed when I look into all Your commandments.” (Psalm 119:1-2, 5-6)

October 6, 2006 - Friday in the Sixteenth Week After Trinity

“Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.’” (St. Matthew 9:13)

October 5, 2006 - Thursday in the Sixteenth Week After Trinity

“And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.’” (St. Matthew 8:20)

October 4, 2006 - Wednesday in the Sixteenth Week After Trinity

“For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” (Deuteronomy 4:24)

October 3, 2006 - Tuesday in the Sixteenth Week After Trinity

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

October 2, 2006 - Monday in the Sixteenth Week After Trinity

“And the woman said to Elijah, ‘Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.’” (1 Kings 17:24)

October 1, 2006 - The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

“And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’” (St. Luke 7:13)

September 30, 2006 - Saturday in the Fifteenth Week After Trinity

"Bow down your ear, O Lord, hear me; for I am poor and needy. In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me. I will praise you, O Lord, my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore. For great is Your mercy toward me, and you have delivered my soul from the depths of Hell.”(Psalm 86:1, 7, 12, 13)

September 29, 2006 - Friday in the Fifteenth Week After Trinity

“And they conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11)

September 28, 2006 - Thursday in the Fifteenth Week After Trinity

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven an earth disappear. Not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” (St. Matthew 5:17-18)

September 27, 2006 - Tuesday in the Fifteenth Week After Trinity

“The seventh Commandment: You shall not steal.” “What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor’s money or possessions, or get them by any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income.” (The Small Catechism)

September 26, 2006 - Tuesday in the Fifteenth Week After Trinity

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)

September 25, 2006 - Monday in the Fifteenth Week After Trinity

“For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says, ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.’” (1 Kings 17:14)

September 24, 2006 - Sunday in the Fifteenth Week After Trinity

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (St. Matthew 6:34)

September 23, 2006 - Saturday in the Fourteenth Week After Trinity

“The Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold.” (Introit for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity)

September 22. 2006 - Friday in the Fourteenth Week After Trinity

“But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they put your law behind their backs. They killed your prophets, who admonished them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies.” (Nehemiah 9:26)

September 21, 2006 - Thursday in the Fourteenth Week After Trinity - St. Matthew the Apostle

“On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’” (St. Matthew 9:12-13)

September 20, 2006 - Wednesday in the Fourth Week After Trinity

“For this Commandment: You shall not commit adultery.” “What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.” (The Small Catechism)

September 19, 2006 - Tuesday in the Fourteenth Week After Trinity

"Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." (Galatians 5:24-25)

September 18, 2006 - Monday in the Fourteenth Week afterTrinity

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

September 16, 2006 - Saturday in the Thirteenth Week After Trinity

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord has forgave you.” Colossians 3:12-13

September 17, 2006 - The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

“Jesus asked ‘Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?’” (St. Luke 17:17)

September 15, 2006 - Friday in the Thirteenth Week After Trinity

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than Christ.” Colossians 2:8

September 14, 2006 - Thursday in the Thirteenth Week after Trinity

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)

September 13, 2006 - Wednesday in the Thirteenth Week of Trinity

“The Fifth Commandment. You shall not murder.”

September 12, 2006 - Tuesday in the Thirteenth Week after Trinity

“Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promise of God? Absolutely not! For if the law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.” (Galatians 3:21)

September 11, 2006 - Monday in the Thirteenth Week after Trinity

“Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us, but he will bind up our wounds.” (Hosea 6:1)

September 10, 2006 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

“He answered: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and,’'Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (St. Luke 10:27)

September 9, 2006 - Saturday in the Twelfth Week of Trinity

“Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, the tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed.” (Introit for the 13th Sunday of Trinity)

September 8, 2006 - Friday in the Twelfth Week of Trinity

“Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever.” (Psalm 146:3-6)

September 7, 2006 - Thursday in the Twelfth Week of Trinity

“…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

September 6, 2006 - Wednesday in the Twelfth Week of Trinity

“Honor your Father and your Mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them.” (The Small Catechism, Fourth Commandment)

September 4, 2006 - Monday in the Twelfth Week of Trinity

“In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.” (Isaiah 29:18)

September 5, 2006 - Tuesday in the Twelfth Week of Trinity

“Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses' face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory.” (2 Corinthians 3:7-9)

September 3, 2006 - The Twelfth Sunday in Trinity

“And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ’Be opened.’ And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.” (St. Mark 7:33-35)

September 2, 2006 - Saturday in the Eleventh Week of Trinity

“Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O Lord! Let them be ashamed and confounded who seek my life.” (Introit for the 12th Sunday after Trinity)

September 1, 2006 - Friday in the Eleventh Week of Trintiy

“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident…I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalm 27:3, 13-14)

August 31, 2006 - Thursday in the Eleventh Week of Trinity

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand.” (1 Corinthians 15:1)

August 30, 2006 - Wednesday in the Eleventh Week of Trinity

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.“(The Small Catechism, Third Commandment)

August 29, 2006 - Tuesday in the Eleventh Week of Trinity - The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

“King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, ‘John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘He is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.’" (St. Mark 6:14-16)

August 28, 2006 - Monday in the Eleventh Week of Trinity

“Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard...” (Genesis 4:2-5)

August 27, 2006 - The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted...’” (St. Luke 18:14)

August 26, 2006 - Saturday in the Tenth Week of Trinity

“God shall arise, His enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate Him shall flee before Him! ... But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!” (Psalm 68:1, 3)

August 25, 2006 - Friday in the Tenth Week of Trinity

“No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except in the Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:3b)

August 24, 2006 - Thursday in the Tenth Week of Trinity - The Feast of Bartholomew

“You will see greater things than these.” (St. John 1:50b)

August 23, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of Trinity Ten

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22)

August 22, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of Trinity Ten

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 9:33)

August 21, 2006 - Monday in the Tenth Week of Trinity

“Behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?” (Jeremiah 8:9b)

August 20, 2006 - Tenth Sunday after Trinity - Commemoration of Samuel

“You did not know the time of your visitation.” (St. Luke 19:44c)

August 19, 2006 - Saturday in the NInth Week of Trinity - Commemoration of St. Bernard of Clairvaux

“O God, before whose throne trumpets sound, and saints and angels sing the songs of Moses and the Lamb: Grant that we may make music to you, and proclaim your name all the days of our lives, and finally join the saints before your throne in unending praise; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit ever one God, world without end. Amen.” (Collect for St. Bernard of Clairvaux, LSB)

August 18, 2006 - Friday in the Ninth Week of Trinity

“God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

August 17, 2006 - Thursday in the Ninth Week of Trinity - Commemoration of Johann Gerhard, Theologian

“For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)

August 16, 2006 - Wednesday in the Ninth Week of Trinity - Commemoration of Isaac

“So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The Lord will provide;’ as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.’” (Genesis 22:14)

August 15, 2006 - The Feast of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord - Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed.” (St. Luke 1:48b)

August 14, 2006 - Monday in the Ninth Week of Trinity

“He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.” (2 Samuel 22:34)

August 13, 2006 - The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

“The master commended the dishonest manager.” (St. Luke 16:8a)

August 12, 2006 - Saturday in the Week of Trinity Eight

“For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.” (Psalm 54:7)

August 11, 2006 - Friday in the Eighth Week of Trinity

“In all that he does, he prospers.” (Psalm 1:3)

August 10, 2006 - St. Laurence, Deacon and Martyr

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (St. John 12:24-25)

August 9, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of Trinity Eight

“Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we come on a feast day. Please give whatever comes to your hand to your servants and to your son David.” (1 Samuel 25:8)

August 8, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of Trinity Eight

“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out,‘Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15)

August 7, 2006 - Monday in the Week of Trinity Eight

“The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.” (Jeremiah 23:28)

August 6, 2006 - The Eighth Sunday in Trinity

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (St. Mathew. 7:15)

August 5, 2006 - Saturday in the Week of Trinity Seven

“According to Your name, O God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.” (Psalm 48:10)

August 4, 2006 - Friday in the Week of Trinity Seven

“Now Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, but had departed from Saul.” (I Samuel 18:12)

August 3, 2006 - Thursday in the Week of Trinity Seven

“So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him.” (1 Samuel 17:50)

August 2, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of Trinity Seven

“David said to Saul, ‘Your servant used to keep his father's sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it.’” (1 Samuel 17:34-35)

August 1, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of Trinity Seven

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

July 30, 2006 - The Seventh Sunday in Trinity

“I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat.” (St. Mark 8:2)

July 29, 2006 - Saturday in the Week of Trinity Six

“God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.” (Psalm 47:5)

July 31, 2006 - Monday in the Week of Trinity Seven

"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7)

July 28, 2006 - Friday in the Week of Trinity Six

“Saul said, ‘bring a burnt offering and peace offerings here to me.’ And he offered the burnt offering.” (I Samuel 13:9)

July 27, 2006 - Thursday in the Week of Trinity Six

“Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired. And take note, the LORD has set a king over you.” (1 Samuel 12:13)

July 26, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of Trinity Six

“Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not!” (Romans 6:1)

July 25, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of Trinity Six - St. James the Elder

“Whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (St. Mathew 20:26-28)

July 24, 2006 - Monday in the Week of Trinity Six

“And God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the Land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.’” (Exodus 20:1-2)

July 23, 2006 - Sixth Sunday in Trinity

“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (St. Matthew 5:20)

July 22, 2006 - Saturday in the Week of Trinity Five - Saint Mary Magdalene

“Therefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much.” (St. Luke 7:47)

July 21, 2006 - Friday in the Week of Trinity Five

"The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured." (I Samuel 4:22)

July 20, 2006 - Thursday in the Week of Trinity Five

“Now the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ And Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for Your servant hears.’" (I Samuel 3:10)

July 19, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of Trinity Five

“Then I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever.” (I Samuel 2:35)

July 18, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of Trinity Five

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15)

July 17, 2006 - Monday in the Week of Trinity Five

“And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still, small voice.” (I Kings 19:11-12)

July 16, 2006 - Fifth Sunday in Trinity

“’Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.’ So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.” (St. Luke 5:10-11)

July 15, 2006 - Saturday in the Week of Trinity Four

“Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation!” (Psalm 27:9)

July 14, 2006 - Friday in the Week of Trinity Four

“So he said to them: ‘Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet.’" (Judges 14:14)

July 13, 2006 - Thursday in the Week of Trinity Four

“A Man of God came to me, and His countenance was like the countenance of the Angel of God, very awesome; but I did not ask Him where He was from, and He did not tell me His name. And He said to me, 'Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son.’” (Judges 13:6-7)

July 12, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of Trinity Four

“The Lord said to Gideon, ‘The people who are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’” (Judges 7:2)

July 11, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of Trinity Four

“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:19)

July 10, 2006 - Monday in the Week of Trinity Four

“Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?” (Genesis 50:19)

July 9, 2006 - The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

“Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” (St. Luke 6:36)

July 8, 2006 - Saturday in the Week of Trinity Three

“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)

July 7, 2006 - Friday in the Week of Trinity Three

“When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the LORD nor the work which He had done for Israel.” (Judges 2:10)

July 6, 2006 - Thursday in the Week of Trinity Three

“Then I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea.” (Joshua 24:6)

July 5, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of Trinity Three

“You have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the LORD your God is He who has fought for you.’” (Joshua 23:3)

July 4, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of Trinity Three

“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”(I Peter 5:8)

July 3, 2006 - Monday in the Week of Trinity Three

“Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?” (Micah 7:18)

July 2, 2006 - The Third Sunday after Trinity

“There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.” (St. Luke 15:7)

July 1, 2006 - Saturday in the Week of Trinity 2

"Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted." (Psalm 25:16)

June 30, 2006 - Friday in the Third Week of Trinity 2

“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace.” (Galatians 1:11-20)

June 29, 2006 - St. Peter and St. Paul

"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.” (St. Matt. 16:13-19)

June 27, 2006 - Tuesday in the Second Week After Trinity

“Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” (Romans 10:11-13)

June 28, 2006 - Wednesday in the Second Week of Trinity

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, thought the mountains tremble at its swelling.’” (Psalm 46:1-3)

June 26, 2006 - Monday in the Second Week After Trinity

“Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” (Romans 10:11-13)

June 25, 2006 - Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

“As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (St. John 15:4-5)

June 24, 2006 - Saturday in the First Week After Trinity

“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of sins, because of the tender mercy of our God.” (St. Luke 1:76-78)

June 23, 2006 - Friday in the First Week After Trinity

“O Lord, I have trusted in Thy mercy: my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing unto the Lord, because He hath dealt bountifully with me.” (Introit for Trinity 1, Psalm 13:5-6)

June 22, 2006 - Thursday in the First Week After Trinity

“O God, the Strength of all those who put their trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us the help of Your grace that in keeping Your commandments we may please You both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord.” (Collect for Trinity 1)

June 21, 2006 - Wednesday in the First Week After Trinity

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge to us.” (Psalm 62:5-8)

June 20, 2006 - Tuesday in the First Week After Trinity

“We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from God: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 4:19-21)

June 19, 2006 - Monday in the First Week After Trinity

“[The LORD] brought [Abram] outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” (Genesis 15:5-6)

June 18, 2006 - First Sunday After Trinity

“[Abraham] said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.” (St. Luke 16:31)

June 17, 2006 - Saturday in Holy Trinity

“[Jesus Christ] has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, 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 suffering and death.” (Explanation to the Second Article of the Aposle’s Creed)

June 16, 2006 - Friday in Holy Trinity

“[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.” (Apostles’ Creed, Second Article)

June 15, 2006 - Thursday in Holy Trinity

“He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil.” (Explanation to the First Article of the Apostle’s Creed)

June 14, 2006 - Wednesday in Holy Trinity

“I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.” (Explanation to the First Article of the Apostle’s Creed)

June 13, 2006 - Tuesday in Holy Trinity

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ...For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:33, 36)

June 12, 2006 - Monday in Holy Trinity

“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple…And I said: ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’” (Isaiah 6:1, 5)

June 11, 2006 - The Feast of the Holy Trinity

“No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” (St. John 3:13-15)

June 10, 2006 - Saturday in Pentecost Week

“In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.” (Explanation to the Third Article of the Apostle’s Creed)

June 9, 2006 - Friday in Pentecost Week

“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.” (Explanation to the Third Article of the Apostle’s Creed)

June 8, 2006 - Thursday in Pentecost Week

“I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength 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.” (Explanation to the Third Article of the Apostle’s Creed)

June 7, 2006 - Wednesday in Pentecost Week

“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.” (Apostles’ Creed, Third Article)

June 6, 2006 - Tuesday in Pentecost Week

"When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4)

June 5, 2006 - Monday in Pentecost Week

“Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.’…And the LORD said… ‘Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11:4, 7, 8)

June 4, 2006 - The Feast of Pentecost

“The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to remembrance all that I have said to you.” (St. John 14:26)