Weekly Readings: 2017 2018                     



Readings for Adoration and Praise   Week of March 17, 2  019

“A New Leaven” Ministry of the Fellowship of the Holy Name

Weekly Tulsa Area Prayer Ministries of the Fellowship of the Holy Name

Monday at Fellowship Lutheran Church Library 8:45 AM   lectio and quiet prayers

Thursday at 4:45 at Fellowship Lutheran Library  --FHN community prayer

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The Name of Jesus brings Pentecost, Inside and Out -- Motto of FHN


Pentecostal  Tracts  for  the  Times


Readings provided by Stephanie Swinnea, Pastor/Priest of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Kearney, NB. Stephanie is a Friend of the Fellowship of the Holy Name and has chosen

Patrick of Ireland as a teacher of Christian discipleship.


We have from the pen of Patrick himself his Confessions and a Letter to Coroticus the king of certain lands in Britiannia, and writings most likely sometime after the Romans had abandoned their occupation and pulled their legions back to Rome. In early 5th Century church records in Rome there is a brief statement about large numbers of people having been converted to the Christian faith in Ireland. The evangelist responsible was not mentioned. Oral tradition and Patrick’s own Confession, in which he states that he had baptized so many thousands of people, lead us to believe that Patrick was that man. Captured in his teens and sold into slavery in Ireland, he returned after a miraculous escape, to bring the Gospel to his captives.  Stephanie Swinnea


Sunday I rise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity. The Deer’s Cry, trans. Kuno Meyer


Slavery- After I came to Ireland I was humiliated, hungry, naked and that daily, and other things I will not  bore my readers. I tended sheep every day. And here I often prayed, in the daytime… up to a hundred prayers and at night nearly as many… and before daylight I used to rouse to prayer in snow, and in front of rain, and I felt no harm, nor was there any inclination to take things easily in me, because, as I am now, it was the Spirit who stirred and settled within me.--- Called back to Ireland- I saw Him [The Lord] it seemed to me praying within me, but I saw no man… so I believe!—because of His indwelling Spirit, which has worked in me ever since that day.  Confessions


So there is no doubt that the driving force behind Patrick’s return was the Living God. Patrick speaks of his faith as an inner experience. David Adam, The Cry of the Deer


Monday The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit. Teresa of Avila


Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and

whose leaf does not wither; whatever they do prospers.  Psalm 1


Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, rivers of living water will from within him. John 7:38


Tuesday  If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly. If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. he is a true friend.

Teresa of Avila


Darth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush  with God,

But only he who sees takes off his shoes.  Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Wednesday  Here the faculties are totally suspended. When the soul emerges from this state, she knows that she was with God and God was in her. Indeed, Lord, Thine arms  had need to be strong, but how was it that they were not weakened by the many trials and tortures which Thou didst endure upon the Cross? Oh, how quickly all that is borne for love’s sake heals again! I really believe that if Thou hadst lived longer, the very love which Thou has for us would have healed Thy wounds again and Thou wouldst have needed no other medicine.  Teresa of Avila


So from now on we regard no one from a human point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore if any one is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. I Cor. 5:16-18


Between the thought and action, place the Presence. Between each encounter and event, place the Presence. David Adam


Thursday  Let nothing disturb thee; let nothing dismay thee: all things pass; God never changes. Patience attains all that it strives for. He who has God, finds he lacks nothing God alone suffices.

Teresa of Avila


You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you. Is. 26:3


Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27


Tune my heart to the music of heaven. St. Brendan


Friday  Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. Yours are the feet  with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world Teresa of Avila


In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams, even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. Acts 2:17-18


Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. Attr. to St. Patrick

Saturday  God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to   remember it afterward. If I do remember it, I always see some other thing in that person.

Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection


When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire  that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts. 2:1-4


God has a place for you to fill, but it will take all of you to fill it.  Hugh Redwood


Responsive Psalm:  Psalm 37: 1-12; 41-42  Take delight in the Lord

Song: Be Thou my vision, Lord of my heart, naught be all else to me save that Thou art,

Thou my best thought by day or by night, waking or sleeping, Thy Presence my Light.

Inviting the bell to sound; Listen, Listen, this wonderful sound calls us to friendship with Jesus Christ





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