Joshua 24:15b; Ephesians 6:4; Luke 2:41-52; 10:38-42-Sunday’s hymn of the day is Oh, Blest the House (LSB 862). This is an appropriate hymn as it deals with the Christian home. May the Lord bless not only our Friedheim, families, but each and every individual family of our congregations. Taking the lead from Joshua, “as for me and my house we shall serve the Lord!” May the Lord bless each of us as Christ remains at the center of our homes.
Oh, Blest the House
Where Jesus Christ is all in all!
A home that is not wholly His -
How sad and poor and dark it is!
And all in hope and love abound;
They trust their God and serve Him still
And do in all His holy will!
Unto their children’s foremost need
And weary not of care or cost,
May none to them and heav’n be lost!
In peace and joy the parents dwell,
And in their children’s lives is shown
How richly God can bless His own.
A solemn promise make and say:
Though all the world forsake His Word,
I and my house will serve the Lord
A prayer for home and family - Visit, we implore You, O Lord, the homes in which Your people dwell, and keep far from them all harm and danger. Grant us to dwell together in peace under the protection of Your holy angels, and may Your blessing be with us forever. 02 October 2021
 “Adam and Eve in Paradise” Schnorr Von Carolsfeld woodcuts © WELS permission granted for personal and congregational use
 A prayer for home and family, Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis