THURSDAY (October 22, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God.” (Isaiah 45:5)

Reading
“For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:8–10)

Meditation
The Word of Christ is a living, breathing Word that does what it says—brings life and salvation. Those of us, like the Thessalonians, who encounter Christ, are transformed. God calls us to live out this transformation so that others may see and believe. God uses broken vessels like us, to bring the good news of healing to others. Let us be a witness to the Truth that is in us.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Jan this day, as she goes about the callings you have given to her. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week
O God, the protector of all who trust in You, have mercy on us that with You as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer