G.I.F.T. 4-10-2022

Growing In Faith Together
April 10, 2022

Zechariah 9:9-10
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 19:28-40

When we read the account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, it is not that we are propelled back in time, but rather that today Jesus enters our city, our assembly, our lives, and we laud him as king Worship Guidebook for Lent/the Three Days, Augsburg Fortress, 2009

Discuss in your household or small group:
* How would you react to seeing a world leader on a donkey? What does Jesus’ choice of animal mean to you?

* If Jesus were to ride into your town today, what would be his means of transportation? What signs and symbols would speak today?

* How do you “let the same mind that was in Christ” be in you? What does that look like in your life?

These readings are related to the Sunday readings. M-W reflect upon the past Sunday’s readings and Th-Sa prepare for the next Sunday. Try to take time each day to read the assigned Bible passage.
Sunday Luke 19:28-40
Monday Luke 22:1-30
Tuesday Luke 22:31-71
Wednesday Luke 23:1-25
Thursday Luke 23:26-31
Friday Luke 23:32-43
Saturday Luke 23:44-56
Sunday Luke 24:1-12

Next Sunday: Isaiah 65:17-25; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; John 20:1-18

For the Week: What wondrous love is this, O my soul.

Throughout the Day: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Blessing to Share: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

For mealtime say responsively:
Let every tongue confess: Jesus Christ is Lord.

Lenten Mealtime Prayer:
Lord, we gather by your grace
Forgiven much, we seek your face
Fed with these gifts of yours so kind.
Lead us to love all whom we find.

Devotional Practice:
 If we skip from Palm Sunday to Easter, without stopping to ponder the cross then we will have misunderstood the whole thing. Take some time each day during the coming week to reflect on the story of Jesus’ passion. You can use the daily readings above. We also will post them on the website each day with a reflection question or two. 

Holy Week Ritual: 
 Attend services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. 12:10 pm and 7:00pm Evening services will be streamed

This week spend some quality time with someone who is lonely.

How to Find Us

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City

Gathered by grace. Scattered for service.

123 E Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245