<![CDATA[Frieden's Church Stony Run - Weekly Bible Readings]]>Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:49:11 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Weekly Readings]]>Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:07:38 GMThttp://www.friedens-lutheran.org/weekly-bible-readings/weekly-readings33Sunday Dec. 20 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
Readings
Micah 5:2-5a
Luke 1:46b-55
Psalm 80:1-7 (alternate)
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45 [46-55]

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin
that binds us, that we may receive you in joy and serve you always, for you live and reign with
the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Here I am, the servant | of the Lord;*
let it be with me according | to your word. Alleluia. (Luke 1:38)

Color: Blue

Mon – Dec 21
Genesis 25:19-28
Colossians 1:15-20
Psalm 113


Tue – Dec 22
Micah 4:1-5
Ephesians 2:11-22
Luke 1:46b-55


Wed – Dec 23
Micah 4:6-8
2 Peter 1:16-21
Lukes1:46b-55

Thursday Dec. 24
Nativity of Our Lord
I — Christmas Eve
Readings
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96 (11)
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that
here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus' presence and in the last day wake to the rightness
of his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I am bringing you good news of great joy for | all the people:
to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messi- | ah, the Lord. Alleluia. (Luke 2:10-11)

Color: White

Friday Dec. 25
Nativity of Our Lord
II — Christmas Day
Readings
Isaiah 62:6-12
Psalm 97 (11)
Titus 3:4-7
Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20

Prayer of the Day
All-powerful and unseen God, the coming of your light into our world has brightened weary hearts with
peace. Call us out of darkness, and empower us to proclaim the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior
and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, and adore the Lord.
For today a great light has come upon the earth. Alleluia.

Color: White

Friday Dec. 25
Nativity of Our Lord
III — Christmas Day
Readings
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98 (3)
Hebrews 1:1-4 [5-12]
John 1:1-14

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you gave us your only Son to take on our human nature and to illumine the world with
your light. By your grace adopt us as your children and enlighten us with your Spirit, through Jesus Christ,
our Redeemer and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. I am bringing you good news of great joy for | all the people:
to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. Alleluia. (Luke 2:10-11)
or
Alleluia. A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, and adore the Lord.
For today a great light has come up- | on the earth. Alleluia.

Color: White

Sat – Dec 26
2 Chronicles 24:17-24
Acts 6:1-7; 7:51-60
Psalm 148
or
Saturday Dec. 26
Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
Readings
2 Chronicles 24:17-22
Psalm 17:1-9, 15 (6)
Acts 6:8—7:2a, 51-60
Matthew 23:34-39

Prayer of the Day
We give you thanks, O Lord of glory, for the example of Stephen the first martyr, who looked to heaven
and prayed for his persecutors. Grant that we also May pray for our enemies and seek forgiveness for
those who hurt us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia. (Matt. 5:10)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Sunday Dec. 27 – First Sunday of Christmas
Readings
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

Prayer of the Day
Shine into our hearts the light of your wisdom, O God, and open our minds to the knowledge of
your word, that in all things we may think and act according to your good will and may live
continually in the light of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
and let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Alleluia. (Col. 3:15, 16)

Color: White

Mon – Dec. 28
Isaiah 54:1-13
Revelation 21:1-7
Psalm 148
Or
Monday Dec. 28
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Readings
Jeremiah 31:15-17
Psalm 124 (7)
1 Peter 4:12-19
Matthew 2:13-18

Prayer of the Day
We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the innocent children of Bethlehem by order of King
Herod. Receive into the arms of your mercy all innocent victims. By your great might frustrate the designs
of evil tyrants and establish your rule of justice, love, and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Alleluia. (Matt. 5:10)

Color: Scarlet/Red

Tue – Dec. 29
1 Chronicles 28:1-10
1 Corinthians 3:10-17
Psalm 147:12-20
Or
Tuesday Dec. 29
John, Apostle and Evangelist (transferred)
Readings
Genesis 1:1-5, 26-31
Psalm 116:12-19
1 John 1:1--2:2
John 21:20-25

Prayer of the Day
Merciful God, through John the apostle and evangelist you have revealed the mysteries of your Word
made flesh. Let the brightness of your light shine on your church, so that all your people, instructed in the
holy gospel, may walk in the light of your truth and attain eternal life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. The Word became flesh and | lived among us,
and we have be- | held his glory. Alleluia. (John 1:14)

Color: White

Wed – Dec. 30
2 Chronicles 1:7-13
Mark 13:32-37
Psalm 147:12-20
Thu – Dec. 31
1 Kings 3:5-14
John 8:12-19
Psalm 147:12-20

Thursday Dec. 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve
Readings
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46

Prayer of the Day
Eternal God, you have placed us in a world of space and time, and through the events of our lives you
bless us with your love. Grant that in the new year we may know your presence, see your love at work,
and live in the light of the event that gives us joy forever—the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. O God, you have | been our refuge
from one generation | to another. Alleluia. (Ps. 90:1)

Color: White
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