for the church, that it would continue to boldly preach the gospel of God's acceptance for Christ's sake to all people
that the church would bring the comfort of God's compassion to all who are suffering or grieving
that governments would protect the in...
Faith Talk:Discuss in your household or small group:Share about a time when you felt sad. What made you feel that way? Read Luke 7:11-14. Who was sad? Why? How did Jesus react? How does Jesus help us when we are sad?
Devotional Practices: In your home de...
that the church would preach in purity the one gospel of Christ
that people everywhere would receive the good news of God's grace with joy
that our faith in God would continue to grow stronger
that our government, and all governments in the world, woul...
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:Share about a time when you trusted someone to help you. The Sunday Gospel reading tells us about a Roman centurion who asked Jesus for help. Why did Jesus say this man had “great faith”? Can you re...
for the whole church, the flock of Christ
for all who are newly baptised or confirmed
for those who persecute God's people, like Saul, that they may repent
for Christians who have fallen into sin, like Peter, that they may be restored to service
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:Do you sometimes have doubts as a Christian? Share your experiences. Thomas found it hard to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead (John 20:24-25). Is there something that you struggle to believe? ...
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:Share about a time when you were excited to see someone. When Jesus entered Jerusalem people welcomed him by waving branches. How do you show that Jesus is welcome in your home? What in your life do you...
for a fearless witness to the cross of Christ
for all who will worship this week here and throughout the world
for those who will be baptised or confirmed at Easter
for the world, that it may receive the one who comes in the name of the Lord
for the r...
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:What is the best gift you have ever given? Ever received? Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with very expensive perfume (read John 12:1-8). Why do you think she did this? If you could see and touch Jesus toda...
for the church, that it may celebrate the coming holy days with true faith and devotion
for all Christians, undergoing the discipline of Lent, that they may press on towards the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus
for those preparing for b...
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:Share about a time when someone forgave you. How did you feel? Jesus told a parable about a prodigal son. How do you think the son felt when his father welcomed him back? In what ways is God like the fo...
for the church, that it may welcome sinners and rejoice in their salvation
for pastors who preach God's word, that we may not regard them from a human point of view, but receive them as God's ambassadors
for those who have sinned, that they may confess ...
for the church, that it may continue to work as God's gardener in the world
for all who will be baptised or confirmed at Easter
for those who hunger and thirst, that they may be satisfied
for those who are caught in the trap of sexual immorality, that ...
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:Are you a patient or an impatient person? When do find it hard to be patient? Read Jesus’ parable about the fig tree (Luke 13:6-8). Where do you see patience shown in this story? How is God patient wi...
Illawarra Parish Annual General MeetingsAs promised at last year’s AGM your Parish Council has developed a new constitution for the Illawarra South Coast Lutheran Church.We have already been operating as a single entity for over 2 years and now we are b...
for the nations of the world, that they may receive the blessing of peace
for those who preach and teach the gospel
for all catechumens and those who inquire into the Christian faith (eg for members of the pastor's class, Alpha, confirmation groups or b...
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:Share about a time when you felt sad. In his life on earth, what caused Jesus to feel sad? (read Luke 13:34). What do we do and say that makes Jesus sad? Jesus longed to gather the people of Jerusalem t...
for all who face temptations or trials that seem too great for them
for those who have undertaken fasting or opportunities for extra service during Lent, that they may be strengthened
for young Christians, that they may be strengthened against the tempt...
Faith Talk: Discuss in your household or small group:Share about a time when you felt tempted. What happened? How did the devil tempt Jesus? How did Jesus respond? What can we learn from the way Jesus responded?
Devotional Practices: Lent is a season of ...
Wednesday, February 10
Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion
St John's Lutheran Church, Burelli Street, Wollongong